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Counselor

Department: SSMR
Location: New York, NY

BASIC FUNCTION: Provides treatment and counseling services to promote rehabilitation and consumer centered interventions.  Demonstrates professional competency by successfully engaging and treating clients to meet treatment goals.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Counsels consumers, writes treatment plans, assesses consumer progress and recommends needed services such as HIV and vocational counseling referrals and parenting classes.
  • Teaches consumers how to manage stress and circumstances affecting their lives.
  • Case Management of legal reports, court letters, EAP, and/or educational assistance.
  • Collaborate with Vocational staff to integrate vocational rehabilitation into overall treatment process.
  • Recommend consumers for consultations as appropriate (i.e. psychological or psychiatric).
  • Participates in assessing consumers in weekly staff meetings and in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
  • Assists other clinical staff by providing information necessary to assess consumers and collaborate on treatment planning.
  • Obtains, monitors and integrates into treatment planning all urinalysis data as directed by supervisor.
  • Completes in-service and other trainings.
  • Participates in all meetings as directed by supervisor.
  • Fills in for other Counselors who may be on leave as needed.
  • In Residential programs, conducts room inspections to assure cleanliness and adherence to program rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as requested or assigned.

QUALIFICATION - EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma/GED, CASAC or CASAC-T, plus 3 years directly related experience. 
  • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment including Methadone detoxification and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Must be multi-culturally sensitive to the needs of consumers in treatment.
  • Familiarity with Therapeutic Community process.
SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Saturday, 2PM-10PM

LOCATION: 7 Gouverneur Slip East, New York, NY 10002

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