Counselor/Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services, Job Code 739WPU


Posting Date: June 27, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

The Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center at William Paterson University seeks a Counselor to join our team. The Center provides a proactive approach to ensuring that the psychological and medical needs of students are attended to effectively.

This is a 12-month position that includes primary responsibility for general individual intake assessment, crisis response and counseling. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, outreach presentations to various campus groups; collaboration with other University departments; participation of on-call emergency services and supervision of graduate level practicum students.

A doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, a master’s degree in professional/mental health counseling or a master’s degree in social work is required. Licensure as a psychologist in the state of New Jersey is required; license-eligibility in New Jersey within one year will be considered.  Social work candidates must possess an LCSW in the state of New Jersey and SIFI certification is preferred. Master level counselor candidates must possess an LPC in New Jersey. NJ LCADC license preferred. This position requires the ability to complete substance abuse assessments, prevention and treatment for students requiring these services.

The selected candidate will also possess broad “generalist” skills in assessment and treatment with a wide range of disorders and levels of function and have the ability to respond to and assess patients in crisis; will have the ability to handle a large caseload as well as the ability to work with clients of diverse backgrounds. S/he will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, be available for on-call rotation approximately once every 6 weeks  and have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a treatment team.

Experience in a higher education setting preferred. Experience providing supervision to therapists in training and knowledge of social service resources in the Northern New Jersey area are also preferred.

Salary is commensurate with expertise and experience. This position offers a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver for dependent children after one year of full-time employment.

Please send a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to: Jill Guzman, DNP, Director, Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center at AODcounselor@wpunj.edu or via mail to:  William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Overlook South D142 Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submittals preferred. Please reference Job Code in letter of application. Additional information about the University can be found at www.wpunj.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.