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Position Title:  Student Assistance Counselor School-Based

Effective August 2021

Full and Part-time        

                                                     WE ARE EXPANDING AGAIN!!

RHODE ISLAND STUDENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES PROVIDING SCHOOL-BASED SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO RI TEENS SINCE 1987

Join our awesome team! Rhode Island Student Assistance Services (RISAS), a division of Coastline EAP, brings a 30+ year history of providing school-based mental health promotion, substance use prevention, education and early intervention, case management and referral services to middle and high school youth in Rhode Island. We are currently serving 63 schools in 32 districts and expanding into 9 new schools starting in the Fall of 2021. Our employees love their jobs-just ask them! Turnover is exceptionally low.

Position Summary: To provide prevention, early identification, assessment, intervention and referral of substance misuse and mental health problems in school setting; to provide group services to children and teens who use substances, children of parents with substance use disorder and other vulnerable youth; to provide school-wide awareness and outreach activities to students and families.

RISAS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

REQUIRED Qualifications:
Master’s degree in behavioral health specialty: Social Work, Counseling or Psychology
A minimum of 1-2 years supervised counseling experience
Knowledge of adolescent and child development
Knowledge of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs
Ability to engage adolescents in individual, group and classroom sessions
Professional verbal, written, and presentation skills
Ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
Computer competence using Internet, Word, Excel
Ability to learn electronic data collections systems required by funding sources

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience with motivational interviewing (MI) and SBIRT (will train)

Public speaking

Competency with virtual platforms e.g., Zoom, Google classroom (will train)

Excellent Benefits including but not limited to, school vacations and summers off, licensed clinical supervision, professional development and coaching, paid family sick time, 403B, and health, vision, dental insurance.

Work Environment: position is based in the school to which counselor is assigned.

Salary for Full-time (5 days): $40,339 for academic year (180 days).

Salary supplement for bi-lingual skills $2,500

COVID-19 considerations

To keep our counselors as safe as possible, we provide PPE including masks, face shields, desk shields and disinfecting/cleaning supplies.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to: sdinklage@risas.org 




Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director

sdinklage@risas.org


L
eigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program
lreposa@risas.org

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Director, School-Based Services
cjudge@risas.org 

Kathleen Sullivan
Director, Community Prevention/ Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition 
ksullivan@risas.org 

Heidi Driscoll                      Director, South County Regional Prevention Coalition           hdriscoll@risas.org

Sue Davis, LICSW           Manager, Student Assistance Services               sdavis@risas.org

Teri Gregg, LICSW            Manager, Student Assistance Services               tgregg@risas.org

Diane Ferrara, LICSW      Manager, Student Assistance Services           dferrara@risas.org 

300 Centerville Rd.
Suite 301 South 
Warwick, RI 02886
401-732-8680

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