Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist 3 (Drug and Alcohol Counselor)

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Level/Salary Band:
03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President For Commonwealth Campuses - Penn State Harrisburg
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Penn State Harrisburg is seeking qualified applicants to apply for a Drug and Alcohol Counselor position. A member of the Counseling and Disabilities team, this employee will provide individual and small group counseling to students seeking assistance, to those worried about D&A use of others, and to those referred for Penn State BASICS alcohol and marijuana educational programming. The Counselor will work with a variety of on- and off-campus constituencies to develop, present, and assess educational and prevention programming. He or she will develop a peer education and prevention program to focus on D&A. The employee will also engage in other outreach activities associated with Student Life programming. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in Social Work or related discipline or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree or higher in Counseling, Applied Clinical Psychology preferred. Experience in D&A counseling and/or prevention programming strongly preferred. The candidate will be licensed or license-eligible as a Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychologist, or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. This is an 83.3% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. The Counselor will work 10 months (August 1 through May 31) per year. Full Penn State benefits included.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088