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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.

Curriculum Writer

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

The purpose of this position is to work with the Applied Prevention Science International (APSI) team to develop a classroom curriculum for high school students that addresses wellness and well-being as they encounter increasing risks of substance use and other problem behaviors.  The curriculum design is based on prevention science and the theoretical frameworks addressing the development of knowledge, skills, and competencies needed by adolescents as they progress through high school and afterwards.

​The curriculum writer will be responsible for writing the modules, lessons, and exercises that provide students the opportunity to not only learn the content, but to practice important skills including positive communication and other social interactions with peers and their teachers, critical thinking and decision-making in regard to their health and wellness, setting goals and planning for their immediate and more long-term futures, and exploring and managing their emotions as they face stress and other challenges in their school and community. 

​The curriculum will also incorporate special programming in 9th grade which will address the unique risks of transitioning into high school; and then prepare students in 11th and 12th grade for the important skills needed to transition out of high school into post-secondary life.

​There will be a science-oriented module available to grades 9-12 focusing on the pharmacology of psychoactive substances and their impact on the brain and the consequences of use.  The content will be based on material derived from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and APSI resources.

​Position Summary

​The job is a remote full-time position for 12 months, with possible options to continue.   The writer will be expected to produce about 24 lessons and related materials for 45-minute classroom sessions for 12 modules.  These are listed below.

  • Success in School & Health

  • Managing Stress 

  • Your Healthy Brain

  • Emotions and Resolving Conflict

  • Psychoactive Substance Use 

  • Service Learning

  • Communications

  • Time and Money Management

  • Decision-Making

  • Developing Plans/Seeking Work

  • Setting goals

  • Planning for Post High School

The writer will perform the following tasks:

  1. Work with the APSI team on refining plans for the curriculum, including the coverage of the modules; consideration of how they fit into school district programming and individual school schedules; how they will best be designed for the teachers, health educators, school counselors and/or prevention staff who will deliver them; and other approaches to facilitate the design, development, and delivery of the curriculum. 

  2. Participate remotely in monthly planning meetings with the team and consultants during the 9-month development period.  

  3. Develop the desired order and group the delivery of modules in 3-4 packages in concert with the team so these can be reviewed while others are being written.

  4. Overall, there will be about 9 months to complete the 12 modules with lessons and support materials for the initial pretesting with the target audience of high school students; 

  5. Then, finally modify the material for production into the demonstration field version at the end of the year.


  • At least 5 years of teaching high school plus an advanced degree in curriculum development and/or assessment

  • Familiarity with teaching or assessing science-based curricula at the secondary level

  • Completed curricula at the middle and high school level

  • Advisory experience in regard to district-level work with adherence to secondary school standards

Communications and Creativity in Written and Digital Form

  • Excellent writing skills in a variety of digital mass and social media 

  • Developed and wrote lesson plans for a high school program

  • Created researched based lesson plans, unit plans, and curriculum including gender specific and culturally specific programming.

  • Examples of comprehensive, standards-based curriculum developed for high schools  

  • Authorship of curricula and elective courses digitally and in print.

  • Examples of creative ability to develop imaginative exercises that deliver skills and practice opportunities for students

If selected for an interview, please have the following material available to assess your experience: 

  • Examples of original curricula, assessment items, and standards alignment.

  • Written rigorous and age-appropriate assessment items.

  • Standards-based practice and assessment items for a variety of subject-specific skills.

  • Experience working as part of an evaluation process.


Submitted on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 - 10:05

Research Fellow- University of Sterling

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

This newly established post-doctoral fellowship at the ISMH, University of Stirling offers an exciting opportunity for an outstanding researcher to join a world-leading Institute carrying out high profile public health research on marketing, behaviour change and policies to prevent non-communicable diseases. More than one appointment may be made subject to available funding and suitable candidates. 

Example Projects: The successful Hastings Fellow(s) will be matched to selected studies at ISMH according to their interests/skillset, funded by national and international funders (NIHR, Cancer Research UK, MRC and others).  The following are examples of project work to which fellows may be allocated; possible/preferred allocations will be discussed with appointable candidates at interview.

  1. an evaluation of policy and practice regarding late-night opening hours for bars/clubs including survey, interview data and documentation analysis
  2. analysing the marketing of zero/low alcohol products
  3. supporting analysis of alcohol policy stakeholder views in South America and/or Africa
  4. exploring youth views on the marketing of e-cigarettes
  5. analysis of qualitative data from a trial of e-cigarettes in homeless centres
  6. examining alcohol industry involvement in alcohol policy and marketing in Africa and in funding academic research
  7. supporting ongoing research on the health of prisoners and their families
  8. coding and analysis of qualitative data on long Covid, in the UK and internationally
  9. exploring ways to reduce exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke across different settings
  10. carrying out quantitative analysis of exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollutants
  11. developing an interface for analysis of ambulance call-outs for drug overdoses and proposals for individual level data linkage with drug-related deaths.

Other opportunities may arise during the fellowship and the successful Fellow will have the opportunity to co-author peer-reviewed papers from studies on which they are involved.  The fellowship is intended to provide an intensive working and learning experience in a dynamic and supportive research environment, and to accelerate the successful candidate’s research career through expansion of networks, skills, knowledge and experience. 

An outstanding researcher is sought who is enthusiastic, meticulous and hard-working, and who is comfortable and capable of working across several projects, taking on new topics and challenges within a supportive and friendly team.

The Fellow will: develop their existing skills base in either/both quantitative and qualitative methods and/or literature scoping and reviewing as needed on specific projects; and further build their public health knowledge and experience of study management. Duties may involve primary data collection and analysis (interview, focus group or observational data, documentation, survey or exposure data), secondary analysis, write-up and presentation of results including working proactively with policymakers, NGOs, research funders and other stakeholders.

Most projects involve working in multi-institution teams, with excellent networking opportunities such as through ISMH’s membership of the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) SPECTRUM Consortium, the Public Health Policy Research Unit of the Department of Health, and our leadership roles in the UKPRP Community of Practice and several international research networks. 

It is expected that the Fellow will also get involved in or lead the drafting of a research proposal related to the post-holder’s interests and aligned with ISMH’s aims. 

Submitted on Tuesday 2nd August 2022 - 22:10

Substance Abuse Counselor

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


Bonnie Brae, a Special Education School and Residential Treatment Facility for at risk youth, is currently seeking a full time Substance Abuse Counselor. The Substance Abuse Counselor will be responsible for the completion of assessments, evaluations and authorisations including bio-psychosocial assessments, substance abuse evaluations, IMDS Strength and Needs Assessments, Joint Care Reviews, direct clinical service; individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. Treatment planning including updating treatment plans monthly, attendance at treatment team meetings and running treatment teams as required, as well as discharge planning. The Substance Abuse Counselor will be a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Participation in performance improvement activities including program development and oversight. Interacting with youths and staff in the Milieu. Case management including documentation of all direct services , consultations, phone calls, arranging home passes, oversight of urine drug screens and attendance at meetings. Supervision of non-clinically licensed master’s level staff pending licensure. Preparation and facilitation of applicable licensing, contracting and accreditation surveys.

Experience Required

Education/License Requirements: • New Jersey Licensed Therapist, dually licensed in Mental Health and Substance Abuse required. • Masters in Social Work or Mental Health Field and LCADC license required. • In addition to the LCADC license, a LAC, LSW, LCSW or LPC license required. • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) preferred. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience: • Valid Driver’s license – not currently suspended or suspended over the last three years due to accidents or moving violations. • Two years post-Masters experience desirable. Two years residential treatment experience desirable. • Evening hours required as dictated by program needs. • One weekend per month required.


How to Apply

Resumes should be submitted to:  jobs [at] bonnie-brae [dot] org

Bonnie Brae
3415 Valley Road
Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
Phone: 908-647-0800
Fax: 908-647-8187

Submitted on Monday 1st August 2022 - 12:12


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


The Advanced Practice Provider is primarily responsible for providing patient care services, including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating and educating patients. The Advanced Practice Provider works closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care. The Advanced Practice Provider is a highly visible position that is always responsible for creating a positive impression with patients, physicians and other visitors he/she encounters, both in person and on the phone.


  1. Knowledge of advanced practice including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics, basic nutrition, behavioural factors, psychosocial/family systems, diagnostic testing, interpretation of results and clinical decision making, alternative treatment modalities.
  2. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments used to administer patient care.
  3. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
  4. Knowledge of health promotions, health risk identification, and patient education principles and techniques.
  5. Knowledge of community, professional and education resources.
  6. Minimum: LMFT, LMHC, or LCSW certification. Seeking candidates with LCAC, LAC, ICAC II, CADAC II, CADAC IV, NAADAC, or IC&RC.
  7. You must be able to obtain a state license Indiana for your scope of practice.
Submitted on Monday 1st August 2022 - 12:09

Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist - Department of Health Promotion & Prevention

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

Job Description


The Department of Health Promotion & Prevention (HPP) envisions a campus which understands the impact of the environment on healthy communities. HPP strives to fully support a continuum of education and prevention, early intervention, and access to services while also promoting a culture of recovery and healthy life choices for all students. HPP is responsible for providing appropriate, evidence-based prevention and health promotion programming related to substance abuse, stress management, nutrition, physical fitness, and sleep. HPP staff members serve on a variety of University-wide committees and task forces.

What You'll Do

This position is hybrid, working in person on campus for at least half the work week during the fall and spring semesters while classes are in session, with more flexibility for remote work over the summer and during school breaks. There are periods of time and events in which in-person participation all week is required, especially during New Student Orientation and when University wide events occur.

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Specialist provides a spectrum of evidence-based education and intervention services that address alcohol and substance use in the Tufts student population. This spectrum includes population-level education, prevention programs, and environmental management designed to reduce misuse of alcohol and other drugs by Tufts students; conducting assessment, intervention, short-term treatment, and other direct service to individual students who have concerns about alcohol or other drug use; and community-building activities and group-related services to students in recovery from substance use disorders.

The AOD Specialist will be a leader on alcohol and substance issues and will work collaboratively to maintain positive relationships with students and a healthy campus culture.  The AOD Specialist will use their content expertise and relationships with students to contribute to the transformational education Tufts students get as part of their outside-the-classroom experience.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, public health, social work, or related field.
  • Massachusetts Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience working with college students
  • Experience with or training in motivational interviewing, CHOICES, BASICS, SBIRT, and other techniques useful in working with college students around substance use concerns.
  • Experience creating and delivering educational or prevention programming.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, including presentation and public speaking.
  • Digital fluency, including expert use of common productivity software (e.g., videoconferencing, email client, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, online programs, etc.) and the use of social media for health
  • Basic understanding of research design and program evaluation.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based health promotion strategies, programs, and services designed to educate the student population in matters related to student substance abuse
  • Demonstrated ability to train professional staff and supervise students intern/peer
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and make referrals to the network of campus services for students and to collaborate with institutional partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
  • Commitment to Tufts’ values, including civic engagement, and the educational purpose of the Division of Student Affairs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of health promotion and experience with a college aged population all
  • Dual licensure as a Massachusetts Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
  • Prevention or public health expertise, such as that demonstrated through Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) and/or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or an advanced degree in Public Health, Social Work, psychology, or related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development in AOD or related
  • Experience in developing and facilitating large group training events and prevention workshops/presentations, focus groups, motivational interviewing for substance abuse prevention, and experience as a BASICS
  • Three years of demonstrated professional experience working in higher education and AOD prevention
  • Experience with social norms and marketing
  • Familiar with online alcohol education programs (e.g., AlcoholEdu, com, eCheckup to Go)
  • Understanding of local resources for drug and alcohol treatment highly    
Submitted on Monday 1st August 2022 - 12:00

Public Health Advisor

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


This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-SAMHSA-DE-22-11518160 under delegated examining procedures. Please review this announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.


As a Public Health Advisor, you will use your knowledge of and experience with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to optimise business results and customer experience by:

  1. Providing program consultation, guidance, and assistance and is responsible for carrying out and promoting significant public health grants management and related activities in Federal, local, state, and international settings with relative independence.
  2. Developing and/or recommending program intervention, prevention, and/or control strategies.
  3. Serving as the principal representative for a well-defined and established grant program of a moderate complexity.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service -
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Meet time in grade restrictions by the closing date of the announcement
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
Submitted on Tuesday 28th June 2022 - 12:14