Substance Use Risk Reduction Graduate Assistant

Description:

The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being is hiring a graduate student assistant to work with our staff to support the Center’s campus initiatives around Substance Use Risk Reduction. The primary component of this position is the provision of BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), an evidence based psycho-educational intervention that uses motivational interviewing skills and a harm reduction approach. Working closely with professional staff; the position will also assist with pilot programming to support non-drinking students and students in recovery. This position is flexible in terms of hours spent in the office averaging 20 hours per week. This position for the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being has the responsibility for the following duties while supporting the department’s overall mission of fostering lifelong well-being: 

•    Research best practice around preventative BASICS program.
•    Market, deliver and evaluate preventative BASICS program.
•    Assist in data collection and reporting for IN state grant.
•    Assist with research around best practice in providing support to students in recovery.
•    Develop appropriate health communication pieces.
•    Deliver education programs.

Position Available: 1

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Completion of an undergraduate degree.
•    Interest in the counseling, public health, social work or student affairs fields. 
•    Desire to work individually and in groups with traditional college age population. 
•    Creativity as well as strong time management skills. 
•    Strong oral and written communication skills. 
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as a willingness to learn other applications as needed. 
•    Ability to work independently, follow-up on assignments, and take initiative on projects is essential. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Prior experience in substance abuse risk reduction.
•    Training or experience with motivational interviewing.
•    Training or experience with statistical analysis software packages and/or program evaluation. 
•    Small group facilitation skills and experience.

This is a grant-funded limited term position through June 30, 2019. 
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. You will need your resume, cover letter and a list of professional references.

Hours per week: 20

Schedule:

Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday;    
General business hours, occasional evenings & weekends as needed

Hourly Rate: $15.00

Comments

This is a grant-funded limited term position through June 30, 2019. 
Preference will be given to a student who is available for the entire period through June 30, 2019.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. You will need your resume, cover letter and a list of professional references.

Manager Name: Mara Trionfero

Department: McDonald Center for Student Well-Being

Phone: (574) 631-7970

Email: mtrionfe@nd.edu