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Counselor

Department: ORS Unit 3
Location: New York, NY

BASIC FUNCTION: Plays a key role in the rehabilitation process of consumers, by providing counseling services to promote rehabilitation and specific assistance.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Provides counseling sessions as mandated by all applicable regulations including but not limited to Federal, State, Local and Accreditation bodies.  Additionally, the Counselor must be knowledgeable of and follow all agency and program specific policies and procedures.
  • Maintains all required documentation in the case record, including but not limited to intake assessments, treatment plans, psycho-socials, progress notes, records of contact with other agencies the consumer is or has been engaged with, and information about public assistance or disability benefits.
  • Be cognizant of the policies and procedures of the Workfirst model of Methadone treatment, and coordinates actively with the Department of Vocational Services.
  • Collaborate with Vocational staff to integrate vocational rehabilitation into overall treatment process.
  • Provides active assistance to consumers in regards to maintenance of public assistance or other benefits, and be familiar with rules and regulations of Human Resources Administration regarding consumer requirements, especially as it affects work requirements.  Coordinates actively with Entitlement Assessors.
  • Links consumers up with all necessary medical and psychiatric providers, and supports them in their follow-though on these matters as needed.
  • Conducts intake interviews, pre-screenings and other admission-related activities as necessary.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences and meetings.
  • Conducts individual and group sessions.
  • Participates in the rotation schedule for Saturday Clinic.
  • Fills in for counselors who are on leave.
  • Performs other duties as assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATION - EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • BA in Human Services plus 2 years equivalent experience or Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
  • Understands substance abuse and/or Methadone treatment and basic counseling skills.
  • Has the ability to work well as part of a complex team.
  • Must be multi-culturally sensitive to the needs of consumers in treatment.
  • Computer competent.

SCHEDULE: Mon. & Fri. 10:30am-6:30pm;Tues, Wed & Th. 9:30am-5:30pm; & alternate Saturday 7:30am-12:30pm

LOCATION: 62 East Broadway, NY, NY 10002

To join our diverse team, please include a cover letter and salary requirements with your resume/application submission.

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