Substance Use Prevention Coordinator/Counselor

Lewiston School Department | Lewiston, ME

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Posted Date 4/05/2022

To Apply:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Gaps in employment
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Maine Certification

Internal Candidates please provide a letter of interest and a resume.
Salary: $36,300 - $73,928

SUMMARY:  This position requires the ability to develop a comprehensive substance use prevention and intervention program. Provides individual and group counseling to students. Delivers prevention programming to the greater Lewiston High School community.  


  • Provides individual support for students who are referred by school staff or self referred. 
  • Delivers classroom lessons based on substance use prevention.
  • Provides short term individual/group substance use prevention education to students who violate the Lewiston Public Schools substance use policies.
  • Assist school personnel in the non-clinical assessment, intervention, and referral for students involved with or at risk of substance use, including substance use policy violations and athletic contract violations.
  • Refers students and families to outside counseling resources for long-term counseling support.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with community agencies and organizations.
  • Collaborates with families, school staff, administration, and the community to support student success and wellness.
  • Maintains training and certifications in substance use prevention topics including: alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other topics as appropriate.
  • Advocates for development and implementation of current, best practice policies and school supports as they relate to substance use prevention and intervention.
  • Advising student organizations which focus on substance use prevention and student wellness.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Masters Degree in counseling or social work. 


School counseling certificate (075) or clinical social work licensure 


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to interpret data from student assessments. 


 Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Salary36300.00 - 73928.00 Annual
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