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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.

Research Officer

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

Job Description

The Research Center of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal are recruiting a research assistant to contribute to work on various epidemiological and evidence synthesis projects relating to injecting drug use and related harms, with an initial focus on links between hepatitis C and gender in people who inject drugs.

Submitted on Friday 29th April 2022 - 15:03

Addiction Counselling Department Chair

  • Location: United States
  • Area of Work: Training/Further Education
  • Closing date:

Addiction Counselling Department Chair at Online Christian University

This is a part-time, remote work-from-home hourly staff position that reports to City Vision University’s President. It includes the following work areas:

  • Course and Program Management and Quality Assurance (70%). Works with the President to improve the quality of the content in courses in the program. 

    • Per-Term Course Quality Reviews. Completes a spot check review of each course before each term to ensure the quality of the new course instance. Reviews faculty and student feedback related to course content and maintains a list of action items to be used in the next minor revision. Fixes any content problems in courses as they come up in the term.

    • Course Design and Major Revisions. Develops new courses or supervises contractors to develop new courses aligned with our values and priorities as assigned by the President. Works with the President (and contractors as needed) to conduct major revisions to courses. 

  • Faculty Management and Quality Assurance (20%). Works with the President to recruit, administer, support, monitor and evaluate adjunct faculty to ensure quality program delivery for the program.

    • Recruitment. Assist in recruiting new quality faculty in the program. Reviews new candidates and conducts interviews for new faculty in the program.

    • Administrative. Provides input into faculty scheduling of courses each year. Fills in for faculty who cannot finish teaching in a term.

    • Support & Evaluation. Provides support and training resources to improve faculty quality. Assisting in faculty training calls. Follows up with faculty who are not meeting expectations to provide support, training and correction Reviews student feedback as it relates to faculty.  Completes at least one formative evaluation of each faculty each year. Complete a year-end summative evaluation of each faculty assessing which faculty to renew. This includes a follow-up meeting with any returning faculty. 

  • Compliance, Student Support, Reporting and Accreditation (10%)

    • Compliance. Works with the President to ensure that all DEAC, Missouri, Federal and International standards are met, especially those surrounding quality measures including student satisfaction and graduation rates within the program. Assists the President in preparing documents required for reaccreditation to ensure that all DEAC standards are met for the program.

    • Student Support. Supports students and potential students, as second-line support to the Director of Admissions and the Director of Student Services. Develops and implements strategies to improve student retention within the program. Conducts exit interviews with graduating students.

    • Team Support. Attends bi-weekly one-to-one supervision meetings with the President and attends all staff meetings. Provides support in any area needed as directed by the President.

City Vision University is an accredited online-only Christian university that provides radically affordable education to those serving those who are poor, the addicted, and the underserved (see impact summary). While we are relatively small with an estimated 350 students this year, our enrolment grew at almost 40% last year and we expect significant growth this year.


Experience Required

Required Qualifications * Master’s Degree in a Counselling-related field * Experience in accredited online higher education (teaching or design) Desired Qualifications * Experience in addiction counselling and with clients from at-risk populations (strongly desired) * Experience in course design of online courses (strongly desired) * Doctorate in a Counselling or Psychology-related field


Submitted on Friday 29th April 2022 - 11:12

Medical Director

  • Location: United States
  • Area of Work: Monitoring
  • Closing date:


Responsible for overseeing the medical activities of the United Planning Organisation, Comprehensive Treatment Center Opioid Treatment Program.Examines and evaluates the physical condition of patients, formulates diagnosis, prescribes treatment and/or referral to other health care professionals and determines an appropriate medication regimen.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:Conduct medical exams and establish doses for buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone clients, including initial and annual physical examinations.Confer with counsellors, attend review boards, client treatment staff meetings, and contribute to treatment plans. Evaluate clients' progress and make recommendations for changes in medical treatment and/or dosages as required. Acts as consultant regarding medical problems as they arise. Consult with other physicians regarding the care of clients and review the status of referrals. Make inpatient/outpatient referrals to other medical facilities/services. Write orders for buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone and other prescribed medication required for necessary patient care. Prepare emergency medications. Provide medical consultation to nursing and clinical staff. Perform ongoing reviews of case files to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements and regulations. Serve as a member of the treatment team to advise on the course of client care. Provide training on buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone, drugs and withdrawal/detoxification to new staff and substance abuse counsellors.

Provide lectures/information for clients as needed on buprenorphine, naltrexone, methadone, drugs of abuse and their treatment. Perform client monitoring for Diversion Control Procedures. Prepare and review client and program policies. Provide consultation to Treatment staff in weekly meetings to consult on client cases. Provide emergency care to clients on the premises. Provide on call coverage when needed to the Opioid Treatment Program. Review client medications for drug interactions on a quarterly basis or as needed. Review all take-home requests and drug screen results.

Experience Required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctor of Medicine (MD). Experience in responsible medical positions, including some experience in the rehabilitation persons with substance use disorders. Possession of a certificate of registration to practice medicine in DC, possession of a certificate of registration with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, and the State Board of Pharmacy in the District of Columbia. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, effective planning and organisational skills along with technological competence and data management systems. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Submitted on Friday 29th April 2022 - 11:08

Behavioural Health Clinician

  • Location: United States
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Behavioural Health Clinician within its Accountability Courts Division.  

Job Summary:

Determines the level of care and provides therapy for mental health, substance abuse, and/or developmentally disabled clients, including evaluating service needs, providing behavioural health therapy and clinical consultation, and performing diagnostic assessments of clients.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs diagnostic assessments of clients.

  • Administers developmental assessments to clients. 

  • Develops strength-based service plans, monitors treatment progress, documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data for individuals with mild mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 

  • Provides on-going assessment, crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy and case management services.  

  • Evaluates and documents client’s level of functioning and progress toward attainment of goals.

  • Conducts involuntary commitment evaluations and executes involuntary commitment of clients as required.

  • Provides clinical consultation and guidance to behavioural health providers. Provides community consultation, education, and prevention services.

  • Collaborates with clinical director and/or supervisor and other team members regarding treatment.  Coordinates treatment team meetings and client case staffing. 

  • Coordinates meetings between family members, psychologists, educators, and other professionals.

  • Provides in-home screenings and evaluations of clients.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires knowledge of principles and practices of public, business or judicial/court administration. All laws, rules, and regulations governing public and court administrative operations. Court practices and procedures. Legal terminology related to court operations. Techniques used to conduct legal research. 

Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counselling, or Psychiatry or related field required; and at least four years of experience in providing behavioural health services; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licensing Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.   Must possess and maintain a state of Georgia license or eligibility for a license as a professional counsellor, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, rehabilitation counsellor; (as required by position assignment).

Submitted on Friday 29th April 2022 - 11:04

Postgraduate Associate - Neuropsychopharmacology

  • Location: United States
  • Area of Work: Research
  • Closing date:

The Yale Division of Addictions (DSA) and the VA VISN-1 New England Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) will select one highly qualified college graduate for a Postgraduate Associate position in the Department of Psychiatry. 

The Yale Department of Psychiatry is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on neuropsychiatric and substance use disorders, involving behavioural neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment.

Through extensive collaborations, the VA VISN-1 MIRECC brings together expertise in behavioural pharmacology, multimodal assessment of pain, and clinical trial techniques toward developing novel therapeutics for pain and addiction.

Submitted on Monday 18th April 2022 - 11:03

Consultant Psychiatrist - Addictions Services

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Area of Work: Programme Delivery
  • Closing date:

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are seeking an Addictions Consultant Psychiatrist to work in the Northern Gambling Service (7 PAs) and into substance misuse (2 PAs) at Forward Leeds.

The essential role of the Specialist Team is to provide assessment, treatment, and aftercare for people who misuse alcohol and other drugs and who also have complex needs. It provides the following specialist functions: Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occurring Mental Health Alcohol and Drugs or COMHAD), Pregnancy and Parenting, Specialist Psychosocial Interventions, Hospital In-Reach to Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, a primary care team of non-medical prescribers for alcohol dependence, and a Street Therapeutic Outreach Team.

Submitted on Monday 18th April 2022 - 10:57