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 $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088