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Counseling Center Alcohol and Other Drug Skill-Building Workshops


University of Illinois Counseling Center


Pre-professional Graduate Assistantship



Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications


This PGA will provide general counseling center outreach and prevention programming. The PGA will also provide assistance with general counseling center operational needs. This PGA will assist with the development, delivery and assessment of skill building and educational workshops for alcohol and other drug concerns.


  • Conduct general outreach and prevention programming for the Counseling Center.
  • Provide regular assistance to general counseling center operational demands.
  • Assist with Counseling Center alcohol and other drug program development.
  • Offer workshops, educational, skill-building, and early intervention classes, which may include Creating Alternate Alcohol Plans (CAAP) and Marijuana Information Class (MIC).
  • Participate in supervision of Counseling Center Paraprofessionals (CCPs) in outreach, educational, and skillbuilding workshops. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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 preprofessional experience
  • Experience with designing and implementing educational and skill-building workshops and working with groups is desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of culturally competent programming are desired
  • 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. Some experience with wellness issues helpful
  • Professional level of responsibility, awareness, and willingness to work irregular hours is required. 


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  If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Mary Barker, Human Resources Associate,  

Contact Info

Contact Name

Mary Barker

Contact Email

Contact Phone


Start Date

Friday, August 16, 2024