Towson University’s Counseling Center is accepting applications for a Drug and Alcohol Health Educator. This position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of alcohol and drug education and prevention programming/outreach. The Drug and Alcohol Health Educator will establish role as central liaison between campus departments in the delivery of alcohol and drug prevention programs. Additionally, this position will conduct alcohol and other drugs brief intervention sessions, appropriate and relevant needs assessments, collect data, evaluate services.
The Drug and Alcohol Health Educator will conduct needs assessments, develop/create, implement and evaluate campus-wide alcohol and other drugs education and prevention programs/outreach. Build liaison relationships and collaborate with other campus departments to conduct prevention programs/outreach; such as, but not limited to, the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education, Housing and Residence Life, Greek Life, Athletics, Student Activities, and the Health Center. Some evening and weekend hours to accommodate outreach programs will be required.
This position will assist in central activities of the ATOD Grant, including but not limited to: administration of surveys, monthly budget and activity reports. Actively participate in summer and winter orientation sessions, ensuring new students received state required opioid education. Work to strengthen diversity of programming with the Counseling Center’s Alcohol and Drug Peer Education Program. Further strengthen outreach and educational programming by staying abreast of Maryland state laws regarding substance use, misuse, abuse, addiction, and recovery. Be aware of local treatment and support resources for students in recovery those struggling with substance use, or of a loved one with addiction issues. Serve on campus-wide committees as appropriate. Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree and one year of experience. Must be CHES certified or CHES eligible. Working knowledge of current Alcohol and Other Drugs theories and research as it relates to programming and prevention required. Knowledge of primary prevention curricula and program development. Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills. Computer and other electronic media skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively individually and in a collaborative team environment. Demonstrated ability to conduct presentations/programs to groups.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. To learn more about our benefits, please click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 190000AL
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