Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.
Title: Substance Abuse Counselor
Program: Recovery Center
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The counselor’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conduct substance abuse assessments; development of treatment plans for assigned caseload.
Provide individual counseling to twenty (20) to thirty (30) clients per week; case management as needed.
Facilitation of substance abuse education groups, relapse prevention groups, anger management groups, and/or life skills groups.
Documentation of all client contact in compliance with OASAS and DMH regulations. Documentation completed within OASAS timeframes.
Attend and participate in all staff and team meetings, and in-service training; case consultation with interdisciplinary staff.
Completion of caseload reports to NYC HRA STARS system and NYS OASAS Vocational Rehabilitation, and NYS Department of Probation programs; completion of OASAS PAS Admission and Discharge forms.
Identification and outreach to possible referral sources to recruit new clients to the clinic.
Bachelor’s degree, LMSW, LCSW or,
New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse certificate (CASAC), or CASAC-eligible.
Must be able to provide CASAC number or proof of CASAC-eligible status
Minimum two (2) years’ experience providing direct care to individuals with alcohol and substance dependence; experience with homeless and forensic adults
Five (5) years uninterrupted sobriety is required for candidates who are themselves in recovery
Good writing skills are essential
Computer Literacy: familiarity with OASAS documentation requirements
Thirty-five (35) hour week; Monday to Friday. Specific hours to be negotiated; one evening required. (Some weekend work may be required. Must be willing to travel to different PRI locations to provide services.)
To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org