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Director, Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services - 514903

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

 

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Director, Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services - 514903

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Assoc VP Student Life
  • Director/Executive
  • Health Care / Social Services
  • Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Based on Qualifications


Department/Organization: 810102 - Collegiate Recovery & Intervention


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; some nights & weekends required


Note to Applicants: The University of Alabama is partnering with Keeling & Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity prior to applying, please contact K&A Senior Consultant Liliana Rodriguez  (lrodriguez@keelingassociates.com). Search Firm screening begins January 12, 2022. Application materials arriving after this date will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.


Job Summary: The Director of Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services oversees and manages the campus programs around substance (mis) use/abuse and recovery.


Additional Department Summary: The Director of Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services is primarily responsible for the direction of and vision for all programs, staff, and services for the department. The Director is responsible for all supervisory authority of staff and all fiscal resources to allow for programs and services that enable The University of Alabama to become a national leader in campus intervention and recovery programs.

The Director provides direct clinical oversight for mental health services and the placement of students into the appropriate intervention/treatment-based program. In addition, the Director provides clinical supervision of all clinically-related substance abuse activities that affect student well-being, such as when to refer for further mental health assessment and counseling. The Director will provide leadership on developing effective alcohol and substance abuse prevention and management strategies for recovering students. The Director will travel to professional conferences representing the UA program as well as travel related to networking for program success and fundraising.

This position directs and serves a highly specific targeted population within the UA student population, including students who have violated the Code of Student Conduct specifically related to alcohol and other drugs, as well as those who have experienced the impact of substance misuse/abuse, and those students who have met the challenges of treatment and experienced the rewards of recovery, and are asking to maintain their commitment with and through a supportive recovery community. These programs and students are unique in that there is considerable and consistent collaboration with various on campus services designed to assist students in academic success and retention in addition to the technical clinical processes required.

This position is also responsible for completing required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace. Responsible for holding staff accountable for completion of required training. Has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures.


Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree mental health field and ten (10) years of experience; OR Master’s degree in a mental health field and eight (8) years of experience. If in recovery, must have completed seven (7) years in recovery.


Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Licensure in the state of Alabama at the level of an Independent Practitioner (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, clinical psychologist, etc.) or licensed-eligible within the state of Alabama and licensed obtained within one (1) year of hire. Specialized training and experience in the field of recovery and addiction studies (e.g., alcohol/drug use, addiction, and recovery), including primary and secondary prevention strategies and treatment options. Must include experience with emerging or young adults. If in active recovery, must have completed at least seven (7) years in recovery.


Skills and Knowledge: Evidence of progressive job responsibilities, leadership of professional staff, or organization/ planning and program evaluation is required. Highly knowledgeable about addiction, treatment levels, recovery stages, relapse prevention, and components related to sustained recovery is required. Knowledgeable about the intersection of alcohol and sexual assault. Effective communication and interpersonal skills (listening, verbal, written) with a variety of on and off campus constituencies; planning/organizing/ problem solving, reasoning, and creativity; demonstrated knowledge and use of program assessment and evaluation processes. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.


Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in a mental health field from an accredited program and from an accredited institution of higher education with four (4) years of experience. Direct experience working with college/university students within an institution of higher education in the area of intervention or recovery from substance abuse/addiction.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Please note, all Staff Employment positions close at 10:55pm CST.

Non-Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 3 days. Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 7 days.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

 

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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