East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University

Addiction Behavioral Health Specialist

United States

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Position Information

Job Title Addiction Behavioral Health Specialist

Department Family Medicine - 31500 Pay Grade 10 Job Category Administrative Job Summary

Position contingent upon external funding

The Addiction Medicine Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for working with the Care Team to recognize and address psychological symptoms and conditions using the bio-psychosocial approach. Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, and substance use problems, including the use of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual, group, and family therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate reliability and responsiveness to patients, families, and team patients.
  • Ability to demonstrate mutual respect and build a trusting environment with patients, families, and team members.
  • Makes meaningful improvements to services, programs, and processes and/or organizational effectiveness that creates new value for patients and employees.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with various stakeholder groups.
  • Works collaboratively across disciplines and administrative functions across the organization and in the community.
  • Shares and receives information, concerns, and feedback in a supportive manner.
  • Ability to participate towards a common goal, reinforcing individual capabilities.
  • Ability to build on strengths.
  • Ability to assess external factors that impact health and behavior.
  • Practice shared accountability between patients, families, teams, and partners.
  • Ability to show empathy.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Master's in the behavioral health field including social work, counseling, or psychology; or a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Two years experience working in a clinical setting.
  • Trained in behavioral medicine and health psychology concepts.
  • Trained in social systems and familial aspects of psychological and medical conditions.
  • Trained in substance abuse identification and treatment.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred experience in working with individuals with addictions in the setting of group sessions, individual, and family counseling.
  • Licensed LPC, LCSW, Psy D, Ph.D. Trained in behavioral medicine and health psychology concepts
  • Salary

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number AS01091P

    Is this position subject to a criminal background check? Yes Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? Yes FLSA Status Exempt Open Date 04/28/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you hold a Master's degree in behavioral health field including; social work, counseling or psychology OR PhD or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certifications
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

    Job details


    Addiction Behavioral Health Specialist


    East Tennessee State University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Psychology,Social Science