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Position Details


Long Classification Title COUNSELOR I
Location Keene State College
Department KSC Counseling Center [KRACNS]
Summary of Position

Keene State College invites applicants for a Staff Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist in the Counseling Center to provide behavioral and mental health services to enrolled students and all related case management. This is a 10 month benefited position with normal appointment dates from August to May each year. The successful candidate will join a dedicated staff of 5 counselors, 7 graduate-level interns, and 1 administrative support staff.

The Counseling Center is an integral unit within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at KSC and enjoys strong support from the college as a whole. As a primary institutional initiative, the College is in an exciting period of growth and change in the area of alcohol and other drug prevention/intervention, and we seek a professional who is looking to apply their skills in a flexible, creative, and collaborative way. The Counseling Center is a very dynamic, creative, fun, and rewarding place to work and our strengths include our highly supportive relationships among the Center’s staff, our innovative model of service provision and creative delivery of emotional well-being programs, and our strong dedication to student well-being. To learn more about the Counseling Center, visit:

Primary responsibilities include: Providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, initial evaluations, consultation services to staff, faculty, and administrators, clinical supervision to interns, crisis intervention, and outreach/programmatic services, with specialization in substance abuse concerns. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.

Additional Job Information

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
• Letter of application
• Resume
• Contact information for three (3) professional references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college’s discretion. For full consideration, please submit materials by Monday, September 25, 2017.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0599FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Master's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 2 years
Other minimum qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or clinical social work, with New Hampshire State professional licensure (or license eligible at time of start date). Professional expertise in the substance abuse field and two years’ experience providing substance abuse counseling are required and preferably with college-age populations.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with college populations and treating a variety of clinical problems including eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidality, and mood disorders is helpful. Proven interpersonal skills; flexibility and accessibility to students and staff; ability to address multicultural/diversity issues; team oriented; and a willingness to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting. Degree granting institution is accredited.

Salary Information

Salary is commensurate with experience and education; complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 81%
Grade 16
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. We are located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City. The region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community.

To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community visit: or

Posting Details

Posting Date 09/11/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Provide direct clinical services (initial evaluations, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy services, crisis intervention) to general clinical population, with additional clinical service provision to substance misuse populations.


Develop, plan, and provide campus mental health programming, various campus outreach services for mental health and wellness issues, inservice trainings to various departments at the College, and consultation to faculty/staff/administrators regarding general and specific mental health needs of the students.


Serve as the main resource for AOD treatment and provide consultation to Counseling Center staff and to College faculty, staff, administrators, and parents on AOD issues.


Provide services for the prevention-based Referred Learning Program including the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program.


Make referrals to off-campus agencies and providers for more intensive AOD treatment.


Clinical Supervision of graduate trainees.


Attend staff and professional development meetings, and participate in various college committees and activities, and perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of the Counseling Center.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Have you ever been employed by any University System of New Hampshire campus?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If yes, which location(s):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Indicate your highest level of education.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School
    • Associate
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other (Please Specify)
  4. Do you hold the required certification/license required for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How many years of experience do you have in relation to the minimum qualifications of this posting?
    • None
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-10
    • 10-15
    • 15+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vita
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents
  1. Other 1