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Available Positions:

Associate Director of Counseling

PreventEd is dedicated to advancing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We accomplish this by acceptance and understanding amongst our team and hiring individuals who bring unique perspectives and diverse experiences to the agency. PreventEd encourages all interested individuals, including people of all races and national origin, people of all ages, people of all religions, people with or without disabilities, and/or people with any gender identity and sexual orientation, to apply!


Position Overview

The Associate Director of Counseling is a professional counseling and leadership position under the immediate supervision of the Deputy Executive Director and the general supervision of the Executive Director. This position conducts assessments and directs referral assistance to individuals with substance use concerns as well as offers resources to their significant others. At times, this position addresses mental, societal and other problems. The Associate Director of Counseling engages in one-to-one counseling, and presents education and training programs. This position supervises PreventEd Counselors, orients newly hired Counselors, and provides licensure supervision as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide information and/or crisis intervention services to telephone callers.
  • Conduct assessments, as needed, on clients seen in the office and/or virtually.
  • Provide referral assistance to clients/callers for alcohol/drug misuse and substance use disorder services, and other services as needed.
  • Provide assessments, follow-up sessions and assistance with workshops for the GuidEd Program.
  • Direct follow-up with clients to check their progress and to document program outcomes.
  • Make public appearances, including presenta­tions to selected groups, organizations, and service clubs as regards the agency’s counseling services and information about alcohol/drug misuse/use disorder.
  • Attend networking activities, establish and maintain contacts with treatment resources and other community partners.
  • Organize and conduct appropriate seminars, workshops and other educational meetings.
  • Supervise department volunteers, plus part-time staff and/or students as requested.
  • Participate in special PreventEd programs/events.
  • Oversee and fulfill requirements of grant-funded or other programs as needed.
  • Develop an adequate set of files to serve both administrative and informational needs of counseling services.
  • Lead hiring process and train new Counselors in PreventEd’s approach to assessment/referral/other counseling services.
  • Direct and facilitate regular counseling department meetings.
  • Provide clinical feedback and licensure supervision to counselors, as needed.
  • Complete agency supervisory tasks for counselors including performance reviews.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A high degree of maturity and emotional stability.
  • The ability to maintain effective and cooperative relationships with clients, volunteers, other staff members and community agencies/organizations.
  • A high degree of judgment and leadership.
  • A high degree of cooperative spirit to work as a member of a team.
  • The ability to organize well and work with details.
  • A degree of flexibility with regard to evening and weekend work schedules.

Specialized Knowledge, Experience, and Education

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Social work, Counseling or Human Services area; as well as two or more years of responsible professional experience in casework or group work activity; in which one year must have included substantial work in the rehabilitation and treat­ment of substance use disorders.
  • Full license in counseling, social work or related field required.
  • Considerable knowledge of counseling principles, techniques, and their application to the area of substance use disorders; experience in public speaking and training preferred.
  • Supervision experience.


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  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401 (k)
  • Flexibility/ Work Life Balance

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Alaina Lister alister@prevented.org by end of day, July 30th. The cover letter should address how the position aligns with your experience, education, interests, career goals, and any significant commitments that you may have.


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