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Counseling Center--ACE IT Alcohol and Other Drug Education GA

Organization

University of Illinois Counseling Center

Type

Pre-professional Graduate Assistantship

Percent

33-50%

Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

This position is a pre-professional graduate assistantship (PGA) geared for students in Clinical Psychology, Community Health, Counseling Psychology, Educational Policy Organization and Leadership, Educational Psychology, Medical Scholars, Nutritional Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Speech and Hearing Sciences, or other approved academic programs that would meet qualifications for a pre-professional experience.
 
Description:
This PGA will:
  • Provide general counseling center outreach and prevention programming
  • Provide assistance with general counseling center operational need
  • Support the Counseling Center Alcohol and Other Drug Program in multiple aspects of administering prevention and awareness
  • Assist with program evaluation

A comprehensive knowledge of student development and its relationship to student behavior in a social environment will support this candidate’s success.

 
Duties:
• Conduct general outreach and prevention programming for the Counseling Center
• Provide regular assistance to general counseling center operational demands
• Assist in the recruiting, training, and coordination of peer facilitators
• Assist in the supervision of Harm Reduction Peers (HRP) and AOD Outreach paraprofessionals
• Perform outreach and educational efforts as directed by the Counseling Center’s Alcohol and Other Drug Program, including large scale prevention for new and transfer students, ACEIT
• Contribute to ongoing development and maintenance of outreach materials.
• Participate in supervision of Counseling Center Paraprofessionals (CCPs) in outreach roles and skill building workshops
• Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
Graduate student in Clinical Psychology, Community Health, Counseling Psychology, Educational Policy Organization and Leadership, Educational Psychology, Medical Scholars, Nutritional Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Speech and Hearing Sciences, or other approved academic programs that would meet qualifications for a pre-professional experience. Experience with designing and implementing skill building workshops and working with groups is desirable. Knowledge and understanding of culturally competent programming is desired.
 
Qualified candidates will also have supervision experience, and must have availability during the Counseling Center’s business hours (Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8 am to 5 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 8 am to 7 pm). Must also be flexible to work some evenings and weekends.
 
Preference will be given to students with prior experience working in the alcohol and other drug area and with experience in community education. Some experience with wellness issues is helpful. Candidate should be aware of the need to work irregular hours during fall program presentation (August/September).

Compensation

Commensurate with current university policies on graduate student stipends and fee waivers. All applicants will be required to fill out a FAFSA form to assess eligibility for Federal Work Study Assistantships.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position please complete the form found at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/8601960.

Contact Info

Contact Name

Mary Barker

Contact Email

Contact Phone

217-333-3704

Start Date

Monday, August 16, 2021