7-18-19

SCHOOL-BASED PREVENTION COUNSELOR/EDUCATOR (FULL TIME)

Summary of Position:

This position involves providing evidence-based education and counseling services to students, faculties, and families within contracted Dutchess County Public School Districts, as part of CAPE’s substance use prevention efforts in our local community. Job duties include prevention counseling, delivery of educational presentations, and facilitating family communication and parent education programs. Reputable information, resources, and referrals are provided to individuals and families, as needed. Prevention counselors/educators utilize the Project Success model and the Teen Intervene program to guide their work. Schedule follows the WCSD school-year calendar and NYS OASAS guidelines. This is an exempt position that is grant-funded and includes a competitive salary/benefits.

Education Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling
  • Currently LMHC or licensure eligible in NYS
  • CASAC or CASAC–T preferred
Qualifications:
  • Minimum one year of job or internship experience in the field
  • Previous experience with adolescents, groups, and family work
  • Ability to network within schools and throughout school communities
  • Familiarity with strategic prevention framework as well as risk and protective factors
  • Working knowledge of adolescent substance use disorder and mental health issues
  • Skilled with technology (including general computer competency, use of Microsoft Office programs, and experience with social media platforms)
  • Bilingual preferred

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Our CAPE employees work hard to make a difference in our community.

Our staff supports the prevention of and recovery from substance use disorder (addiction). Through our programs and services, they provide educational presentations to local youth and adults, counseling services to students in local school districts, and free recovery services to anyone looking for help.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume for future consideration, along with a cover letter indicating what type of position you are looking for.
Our agency offers grant-funded positions with competitive salaries and benefits (including paid time off, paid holidays, mileage re-imbursement, and insurance options).