Substance Abuse Prevention Educator

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0717-9087
Job Family: STU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 554


Under the general direction of designated administrator, develops and conducts a program of substance abuse prevention education, counseling and staff training designed to meet the needs of University students.


  1. Provides substance abuse counseling on a voluntary or forced referral basis, in group and individual settings to assist students in understanding or overcoming substance abuse problems.
  2. Trains professional and student residence hall and orientation staff in substance abuse education, counseling and intervention skills.
  3. Develops and conducts substance abuse education workshops, seminars and other outreach programs designed to educate the student population in matters related to substance abuse prevention.
  4. Participates in developing policies regarding substance abuse use on campus.
  5. Assists interested individuals/groups in dealing with the substance abuse related behavior of others.
  6. Creates and maintains network of campus services and area agencies who provide assistance with and treatment of substance abuse problems and makes referrals as appropriate.
  7. Develops student-based volunteer peer education programs and trains and supervises student volunteers recruited to assist in such programs; serves as faculty advisor to student groups established to promote substance abuse prevention.
  8. Keeps informed of current developments and treatment programs in the field of substance abuse and substance abuse education and maintains network of professional contacts at State, regional and national level.
  9. Maintains necessary files and records.
  10. Serves as a resource and consultant to the University community for substance abuse related problems.
  11. Maintains resource library of materials, supervises distribution of materials to campus community and advises University library regarding appropriate acquisitions.
  12. Serves as resource to student doing practices in field of addiction studies.
  13. Evaluates effectiveness of substance abuse prevention education programs and institutes changes or recommends major changes to supervisor.
  14. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in counseling, public health or other related field
  2. Several years experience working with substance abuse in educational setting

Date Created: 6/28/85