Counselor, Chemical Dependency Crisis Services

 

       PROJECT RENEWAL

          CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CRISIS SERVICES (CDCS)

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: COUNSELOR

 

OVERVIEW:The Chemical Dependency Crisis Services (CDCS) of Project Renewal is a 30-bed unit that provides emergency care for the chemical abuser and also serves as an entry point to a continuum of care. It offers 24 hour nursing care, individual counseling, educational and motivational groups, as well as referral services.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Must have CASAC; CASAC-T certification accepted, but must be in the process of obtaining CASAC. Must have 3 years of abstinence from all substance if applicable; must be able to read and write legibly and complete required paperwork in a timely manner, as per OASAS requirements. Must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required; Spanish speaking a plus.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 · Carry a primary caseload of up to 10 clients

· Facilitate groups and conduct individual counseling sessions

·Complete progress notes, psychosocials, treatment plans, treatment plans reviews, as well as other pertinent documentation in a timely manner

·Conduct ongoing assessments by utilizing evidence-based modalities during treatment phase

·Attend daily case review meeting and report on caseload status to treatment team

·Conduct appropriate and timely discharge referrals and work closely with the medical staff

· Utilize strength perspective with caseload

·  Conduct self in a professional manner and serve as a guide, support, role model and informant to clients

To apply forward resume to: Careers@projectrenewal.org