Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute - Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor

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Posted: October 25, 2019


Opening Period: October 22, 2019 to November 12, 2019

Job Title: Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
Series/Grade: GS-0101-09
Salary Range: $51,675 to $67,174 per year
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Appointment Type: Term, 4 years
Duty Location: Albuquerque, NM

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.


Mission: The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute prepares our culturally diverse Native American students as life-long learners through partnerships with tribes, employers and other organizations. We establish a strong educational foundation for student success.

This position is part of the Bureau of Indian Education, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Student Services, Academic Support programs. As the Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor you will be accountable to efficiently manage and coordinate the recruitment, admission, registrar, and financial aid services to students before, during and after they are enrolled at SIPI.

As an Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor, GS-0101-9, your typical work assignments may include but are not limited to:

-Plan and coordinate the Alcohol and Substance Abuse counseling services designed for the well­ being of the students at SIPI.

-Use professional counseling methods and techniques to provide individual therapy to students focusing on alcohol/substance abuse problems in a college environment.

-A diverse knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse issues, concepts of addiction, interventions and treatment, effects of abuse on family members and peers, drugs of choice, pharmacology of the primary drugs of abuse, and the social, judicial and psychological consequences of alcohol/substance abuse.

-Provides referrals to external treatment agencies or centers for students with substance abuse problems that interrupt/prevent meaningful academic/personal/social performance and development.

-Assists student s with the development and successful completion of their educational plans as it relates to resolving substance abuse issues.

-Schedules day and evening hours for the purpose of alcohol and substance abuse counseling.

-Ensures the security and confidentiality of all student files and personal information.

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