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ISSUP supports the professional development of those working within substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. Here you will find information about available positions in the field from around the globe. We welcome ISSUP members to share advertisements for current vacancies in this category. Log in and post your job to the ISSUP job board.

Director of Research and Public Affairs- Alcohol Change UK

  • Location: Великобритания
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

Apply now to join the alcohol change UK team as the new Director of Research and Public Affairs.

As the Director of Research and Public Affairs you lead a team working across the full range of research work (including commissioning, grant- making and in-house research) and public affairs work (including policy analysis, advocacy work and mobilising our activists). You also contribute to the charity’s strategies, leadership and governance as a member of the Executive Team. Ultimately, your role is to generate new knowledge; and communicate knowledge, ideas and emotions to change hearts and minds, creating tangible reductions in alcohol harm across the UK.


Submitted on среда, октября 27, 2021 - 18:56

Research Associate University of Bristol

  • Location: Великобритания
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The University of Bristol have an exciting new opportunity for a talented researcher to work on a project funded by Cancer Research UK ( to investigate predictors of smoking and e-cigarette use (vaping) among young adults, with the aim of informing future tobacco control and cancer prevention strategies.

The position will be based within the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG:, part of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU: The post will also have strong links with the Centre for Academic Mental Health (CAMH), the Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme (ICEP) and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre.

Submitted on понедельник, октября 25, 2021 - 10:48

Public Health Analyst- U.S. Virgin Islands

  • Location: Американские Виргинские острова
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is an initiative designed to enhance public health-public safety collaboration and strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths.  The ORS is funded by CDC and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improved information sharing across public health and public safety agencies, and by supporting evidence-based intervention. 

As of July 2021, there are ORS Public Health Analyst (PHA) and Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) positions in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. PHA positions are funded by CDC through the CDC Foundation and DIO positions are funded by ONDCP through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. These state teams form the foundation of the ORS and work to promote overdose prevention and response efforts, and increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health within and across ORS states.  

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full-time PHA to support the ORS. This position will support efforts of the U.S. Virgin Island Department of Health, Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands HIDTA, and other key partners in the development and implementation of drug overdose information sharing systems and evidence-based prevention programs.

The PHA will begin working remotely as a result of COVID-19, but will ideally sit at the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health located in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.


  • Facilitate data sharing and joint initiatives between public health and public safety agencies and organizations that are designed to address illicit drug use and overdose
  • Collaborate with assigned state DIO to build partnerships between local HIDTA program(s) and public health entities
  • Identify and promote promising overdose prevention interventions at the intersection of public health and public safety in assigned state
  • Support and evaluate public safety-led interventions designed to connect people who use drugs to care and treatment
  • Present to diverse audiences on overdose trends and local response efforts
  • Support projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through the identification of appropriate local partners, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and dissemination of project findings
  • Develop specialized knowledge of significant drug use and overdose trends in assigned state
  • Responsibilities may also include: 
    • Conduct overdose, drug use, and drug availability related data analyses on behalf of partner agencies, as needed
    • Create data visualizations on drug usage and overdose trends
    • Build partnerships with community members and stakeholders by providing technical assistance and support through communications and one on one assistance, as well as connecting partners to additional resources
    • Develop and conduct trainings to diverse audiences on overdose prevention best practices to enhance response efforts (including but not limited to the development of presentations, one-pagers and other training materials)
    • Explore and support additional projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through communication, information sharing, education, and partnership building
    • Develop products for site partners such as briefs, bulletins, reports, brochures or other educational materials
    • Support and evaluate public health and public safety interventions


  • Master’s degree in public health, the social sciences or a related field and minimum of 1 year of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in public health, the social sciences or related field and minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Professional experience or demonstrated interest in substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public-speaking, presentation and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within teams
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse partners, including law enforcement professionals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with public health infrastructure within the state the position is located
  • Must be able to pass a formal federal background investigation, at no cost to the applicant
  • Additional qualifications may include: 
    • Experience in data collection and analysis, and developing written materials with actionable recommendations
    • Strong quantitative data analysis skills and experience working with SAS, SPSS, STATA or a similar statistical software package
    • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships
    • Experience in developing and implementing training events
    • Experience in program/project coordination
    • Experience in developing reports, briefings and other written materials for internal and external partners
    • Experience in program evaluation, including logic model development
Submitted on воскресенье, октября 24, 2021 - 15:57

Master's-level Substance Use Counselor / Social Worker

  • Location: Соединённые Штаты Америки
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Care Specialists are Master’s-level trained behavioral health clinicians skilled at guiding people seeking treatment to a local, qualified drug and alcohol treatment provider. Care Specialists engage inbound callers through a structured clinical intervention based in motivational interviewing techniques and help those seeking treatment commit to same- or next-day evaluations with a treatment provider.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Be able and ready during shift to receive high volume of inbound calls
  • Utilize skills and training from Vital Decisions to deliver a brief, single session, structured clinical intervention applying a structured clinical protocol
  • Empathically guide and build partnership and motivation with treatment seekers
  • Demonstrate capacity to motivate treatment seekers to commit to same day or next evaluations at a qualified treatment provider
  • Utilize technology and networked resources to schedule evaluations for those seeking treatment
  • Timely and thorough documentation of all activity in Microsoft CRM database/electronic record. Ability to multi–task i.e., (type and speak at the same time).
  • Effectively handle crisis situations by demonstrating ability to conduct safety assessment and make determinations on referral for other services
  • Deliver high quality, respectful, empowering interactions with treatment seekers at all times


Education and Experience                                                           

  • Master’s Degree in Addictions Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 2+ years of work experience in clinical/behavior change setting required
  • 1+ years working directly with individuals, families or couples providing goal oriented, behavioral change interventions required
  • Experience in drug and alcohol treatment settings preferred
  • Experience in patient empowerment models; familiarity with motivational interviewing required
  • Experience delivering measureable, outcome based clinical interventions in fast-paced environment
  • Telephonic care delivery experience preferred
    Inbound call center experience beneficial
  • Experience assessing for and managing safety during crisis situations required. 


Travel is not required for this position. This position is 100% remote / work-from-home.

Submitted on пятница, октября 22, 2021 - 13:30

Behavioral Health Specialist III - Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program

  • Location: Соединённые Штаты Америки
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The BHS III will be expected to use motivational enhanced techniques when performing multidimensional Substance Use screenings with clients. The incumbent for this position will make referrals and working with contracted providers so that the client can receive the appropriate level of care.  The BHS III should experience working within a multi-dimension teams and be able to assist various professional in the field. They will be expected to work with the hospitals, outside agencies, criminal justice and mental health providers. The BHS III should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and good at multitasking. Strong oral and written skills are required.

The schedule for this position will be a 9/80 M-F, M/W 10:30-8pm T/Th 8:00-5:30pm or M/W 8:00am-5:30pm T/Th 10:30am-8:00pm, Fridays on 8:00am-5:00pm

Candidates are required to be registered or certified at date of application as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor and to have a valid Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) certification or registration in accordance with the certification requirements as pursuant to Sections 11755, 11864, 11876 (a), and 11834.50 of the California Health and Safety Code and Sections 9846, 10125 and 10564 of the California Code of Regulations through either the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) or the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs or Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC).
Bilingual- Spanish desired


Education: Completion of 30 semester or 45-quarter units from an accredited college or university, preferably with course work in psychology, sociology, behavioral science, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one year of experience being equal to 30 semester or 45-quarter units of college coursework.)
Experience: One year providing individual or group counseling to individuals in a substance abuse treatment program/facility. This experience must have included responsibility for assessing, evaluating, designing treatment plans, and making referrals, either individually or as part of a team led by a substance abuse or medical professional, for substance abuse clients.

Submitted on пятница, октября 22, 2021 - 13:25

Residential Substance Use Counselor

  • Location: Соединённые Штаты Америки
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Full Job Description

Description: Prelude Behavioral Services is seeking a full-time Counselor in our residential substance use disorder treatment program to join our team in Des Moines. Prelude provides gender specific residential treatment services to patients to better provide a person-centered approach and meet the unique needs of our patients. This position will provide services to our male residential patients, however this position does not require candidates of a specific gender.
The Counselor will provide counseling through individual and group counseling sessions. They will also be responsible for patient documentation related to treatment services and will coordinate patient and outreach activities within agency and regulatory guidelines.

Requirements: Prelude values employees that have both personal and/or professional experiences with recovery. A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field is required. CADC certification or the ability to become certified within one year is required. Ideal candidates are patient advocates, organized, energetic, and have excellent communication and computer skills.
The schedule for this position is Sunday-Wednesday, 9:00a-5:30p and Thursday 11:30a-8:00p.
This position requires a valid driver's license, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

Submitted on пятница, октября 22, 2021 - 13:22

Substance Abuse Specialist

  • Location: Соединённые Штаты Америки
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Typical Duties of the Substance Abuse Specialist

The Substance Abuse Specialist provides rehabilitation supports, training, and resources to clients in the IMPACT program.

Duties include:

  • Provides crisis intervention, case management and rehab services and provides and/or coordinates substance abuse assessment, treatment planning, and service delivery tailored to the individual needs of the clients served
  • Provides individual and group substance abuse counseling
  • Assists in developing and designing curriculum and facilitates co-occurring disorders groups
  • Facilitates substance abuse groups and networks with community substance treatment providers
  • Develops and maintains client service plans that address the needs of each individual served in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team
  • Provides cross-training for the rest of the team to deal effectively with substance abuse issues and optimize collaboration and support
  • Services are provided in the clients’ homes as well as in community-based sites

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required with at least 2 years of experience with working with individuals who have a severe and persistent mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders
  • CADAC certification strongly preferred
  • Candidates who are licensed-eligible with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences are encouraged to apply
  • Two years’ experience training in substance abuse and/or addictions and previous experience providing substance abuse services within a mental health rehabilitation program
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Word and Excel
  • Fluent bilingual Spanish – read, write, speak – preferred
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Able to pass criminal/background clearance


Submitted on пятница, октября 22, 2021 - 13:18

Substance Abuse Technician

  • Location: Соединённые Штаты Америки
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:


  • Conduct intake with all beneficiaries including CalOms forms, consent forms, ROI's and assessments as well as orientation to program.
  • Manage bed assignments
  • Maintain documentation in beneficiary record which includes intake note, updated case note, discharge note, and shift reports
  • Oversee the self-administration of medication.
  • Receive briefing from prior shift personnel on recent developments.
  • Observe and report beneficiary behavior to case managers and document in beneficiary chart as well as shift report in EHR.
  • Ensure beneficiaries attend all meetings and groups if physically able.
  • Conduct walk throughs of facility and beneficiary rooms every 30 minutes and provide documentation of walk through
  • Knowledgeable of Confidentiality laws, policies and procedures.
  • Answer telephones and become knowledgeable with referral procedures.
  • Monitor and record vitals of withdrawal management beneficiaries as instructed as well as conduct 30-minute close watch observation and document in beneficiary record.
  • Complete continuing education and trainings as required by Cedar House, County and State mandates
  • Provide transportation of beneficiaries as needed
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.



  • Understanding of the nature of alcohol/drug addiction and recovery process.
  • Completed twelve years of education or have GED.
  • Agree to enroll and complete a drug studies certificate program or have completed one.
  • Will have 5 years to become certified or must be registered upon hire under an accredited drug and alcohol certification program.
  • Ability to address stressful situations in a calm manner and be able to communicate in a positive way.
  • Maintain current Adult CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Maintain current certification and/or registration with CAADE or CCAPP.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Resourcefulness and strong problem-solving skills.
Submitted on пятница, октября 22, 2021 - 13:14

Research Fellow

  • Location: Великобритания
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

This is an excellent opportunity for a postgraduate candidate with strong research and organisational skills to further develop their expertise in research. Applications are invited from psychologists and/or researchers to join the research team. 

The focus of the research is on mental health in students (mainly young adults) including impulsive and compulsive symptoms (e.g. gambling disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance use, and self-injury). The work will be supervised by Professor Chamberlain within the Psychiatry group of the Faculty of Medicine. 

The Role would involve assisting Professor Chamberlain to develop and conduct research focusing on mental health and well-being in young people (such as surveys and the use of previously validated digital monitoring tools), focusing on students at the University of Southampton. It would also involve: interfacing with other teams and staff at the University of Southampton and other institutions to help promote and ensure research is conducted; contributing to the design and conduct of research including ethics applications, recruitment, and interpretation of data; and ensuring research is conducted in accordance with good practice and regulatory standards. The successful candidate will also have other opportunities to assist in research being led by others within the Department of Psychiatry. 

Submitted on четверг, октября 21, 2021 - 09:23

Researcher- Liverpool John Moores University

  • Location: Великобритания
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The Public Health Institute seeks to appoint a Researcher to work on AMOUNT: A mixed methods investigation of the individual, sociocultural, and societal factors that underly the recent increase in substance use among young people to inform policy.

The AMOUNT project is an 18-month research project funded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme. It is an investigation of the reasons why some types of drug use in some groups of young people has increased in the last few years, with a particular focus on those with complex lives or facing multiple challenges. It is a collaboration between LJMU, and the Universities of Liverpool and Kent.  

You will take a leading role in the research, and support the principal investigator and research team in designing and delivering qualitative work with young people, service providers, and other stakeholders; and undertaking rapid literature review; and theory development/evidence synthesis.

Experience of working with young people who may be considered ‘at risk’ is essential, and so the role will appeal to experienced researchers as well as those with a background in practice.

This is a fixed term position of up to 18 months.

You are encouraged to informally contact Professor Harry Sumnall about the role h [dot] sumnall [at] ljmu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Anticipated interview date is in early November 2021.

LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all background and communities irrespective of age, transgender status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief.  All our appointments are made on merit.

Submitted on понедельник, октября 11, 2021 - 15:56