Employment Opportunities

October 2018

RISAS IS EXPANDING! Student Assistance Counselor Positions: full and part-time

Join our excting 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 47 secondary schools in 24 districts. 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 with substance use, children of parents with substance abuse problems and other vulnerable youth; to provide school-wide awareness and outreach activities to students and families.

RISAS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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, obacco 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
Bi-lingual may be required for urban schools

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of best practices in substance abuse prevention, treatment and education
Experience with motivational interviewing (MI) and SBIRT
Knowledge and experience working with children impacted by trauma
Public speaking

Work Environment: position is based in the school to which counselor is assigned.
Excellent Benefits including school vacations and summers off, clinical supervision, professional development

Interested Candidates should send resume and names and contact info of 3 references to: fmendes@risas.org 

Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director


Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, Clinical Services

Leigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Director, School-Based Services

Kathleen Sullivan
Director, Community Prevention/ Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition 

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

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

300 Centerville Rd.
Suite 301 South 
Warwick, RI 02886


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