Job Description

Position Title: Student Assistance Counselor, School-Based
Effective August 2021
Part-time – 1 DAY position


Rhode Island Student Assistance Services Providing School-based Substance Use And Mental Health Services To RI Teens Since 1987 and is excited to add the Block Island School!

Join our awesome team! Rhode Island Student Assistance Services (RISAS), a division of Coastline EAP, brings a 35 year history of providing school-based mental health promotion, substance use prevention, education and early intervention, case management, and referral services to middle and high school youth in Rhode Island. We currently serving 72 schools in 33 districts. Our employees love their jobs—just ask them! Turnover is exceptionally low.

Position Summary: To provide prevention, early identification, assessment, intervention, and referral of substance misuse and mental health problems in a small school setting; to provide group services to children and teens who use substances, children of parents with substance use disorders, and other vulnerable youth; to provide school-wide awareness and outreach activities to students and families. The services would target 65 students in grades 8-12.

RISAS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

REQUIRED Qualifications:
Master’s degree in behavioral health specialty: Social Work, Counseling or Psychology
A minimum of one year of supervised counseling experience with teens
Knowledge of adolescent and child development
Knowledge of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs
Ability to engage adolescents in individual, group, and classroom sessions
Professional verbal, written and presentation skills
Ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
Computer competence using the Internet, Word, and Excel
Ability to learn electronic data collection systems required by funding sources

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with motivational interviewing (MI) and SBIRT (will train)
Public speaking
Competency with virtual platforms e.g., Zoom, Google classroom (will train)

Excellent Benefits: including, but not limited to, school vacations and summers off, licensed clinical supervision, professional development and coaching, paid family sick time, 403B, and health, vision, and dental insurance.

Work Environment: position is based in the school.
Salary for One (1) day $8,068/annual with summers and all school vacations off PLUS ferry travel to and from the island.

COVID-19 Considerations: To keep our counselors as safe as possible, we provide PPE, including masks, face shields, desk shields, and disinfecting/cleaning supplies.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to:

Job Description

Position Title: Drug Free Communities Grant Project Coordinator
Full-time position

Essential Functions:

1. Provide leadership support for all Kent County Prevention Coalition meetings

2. Develop meeting agendas, meeting notices, recordkeeping and other administrative duties.

3. Ensure all DFC grant record keeping and recording requirements are met.

4. Facilitate the Drug Free Communities strategic work plan as described in the grant document such as developing community partnerships; recruiting new coalition members; and other coalition events, partnering with volunteers, youth, schools, youth serving organizations and other community based stakeholders.

5. Provide leadership in planning and coordinating community and school based education and awareness events, media campaigns, and community/parent outreach.

6. Secure in-kind donations, and identify local funding opportunities from individuals, service clubs, businesses and foundations.

7. Make presentations about the mission and work of the coalition to service clubs and other community groups.

8. Mandatory attendance at required DFC trainings.

9. Serve as a key liaison between Kent County Prevention Coalition and the general public, service providers, boards and interested parties.

10. Develop reports, documents, brochures, newsletters

11. Leverage resources for sustainability of the Kent County Prevention Coalition: research, identify, and prepare applications to obtain funding for various projects, studies, or programs.

12. Develop and maintain a record-keeping system that provides for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of assigned operations. Prepare and submit timely reports, budget and financial operations, and projects and resource development in line with goals and in compliance with the DFCG.

13. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other coalition, staff, service providers, contractors, public officials, the public and representatives of other agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Services or closely related field preferred. A minimum of two years education in closely related field combined with five years experience in community coalition building and prevention practices can be substituted for Bachelors Degree requirement. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge in youth substance use prevention, youth prevention programs, prevention principles and experience in coalition building, community mobilization and outreach.

2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications including Excel, Word, Publisher, etc. Must have exceptional interpersonal relations skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to create and maintain community partnerships.

3. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and ability to make effective public presentations.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
1. Knowledge of planning principles, practices and techniques as they relate to human services and community development, with  special emphasis on programs and services for at-risk youth and families.

  1. Strong operational skills in data collection and analysis and grant-writing skills.
  2. Knowledge and practices of budget development, grant acquisition and administration.
  3. Working knowledge of application and interpretation of federal, state and local rules, regulations, codes and ordinances as they relate to area of assignment.
  4. Experience working with youth and school programs.
  5. Working knowledge of principles and techniques of program evaluation and monitoring.

Employment Requirements:

1. Ability to independently initiate, plan and complete work assignments

  1. May be assigned to work on both long and short-term projects and have more than one project assignment at any given time.
  2. Appear for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  3. Establish and maintain cooperative, effective, and productive working relationships using tact, patience and courtesy.
  4. Effectively plan and organize work and complete tasks within prescribed timeframes.
  5. Travel required, reimbursed within travel budget.
  6. Ability to lift and carry supplies and/or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Location: Warwick, RI

Submit letter of interest and resume to: Fabiola Mendes 

Job Description

Position Title: Incredible Years Project Coordinator
Sub-Contractor (20-Hour South/Kent County)

Position Summary: The Incredible Years Project Coordinator (IYPC) is responsible for coordination of all aspects of the Incredible Years Grant within four high need communities which have been identified within South and Kent Counties. The IYPC will develop relationships and build capacity through collaboration with various early childhood centers; recruit and organize trainings, deliver materials, participate in required evaluation efforts and collaborate with Regional Prevention Coalition to build a sustainability plan. This role is remote but will require occasional in office attendance in our Warwick, RI office and is projected to be a 1 year contract assignment with possible extension. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to):

  • Recruit early childhood teachers and staff to participate in Incredible Years trainings
  • Liaise with Incredible Year Trainer to facilitate 4 trainings, 2 in the fall, 2 in the spring
  • Work with the Regional Prevention Coalition (RPC) in the development of policies, protocols and procedures and decision-making processes
  • Leverage needed human, technical, and financial resources within the region and municipalities
  • Attend monthly Regional and Municipal coalition meetings.
  • Manage all activities of the IY Grant.
  • Input data into the Mosaix Impact platform, detailing activities within the grant
  • Work with evaluator on all data collection
  • Present regularly on status of grant at coalition meetings
  • Perform additional support activities per manager

Salary: Up to $28.75/hr depending on experience 

Requirements for Position:

  • Bachelor’s in early childhood education preferred, or related field
  • Must be willing to attend professional development
  • Position remote with some attendance required in office
  • Outgoing, well-spoken and capable of working independently.
  • Clerical and computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft office programs

To be Supervised by South/Kent Regional Director: 

Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to 

RISAS is a Recovery Friendly Workplace and an equal opportunity employer.