CASAC - Counselor

   

Title:             CASAC - Counselor

 Program:             The Recovery Center

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of Counselor include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • 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.

  

*** Saturdays and evenings required***

  Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, 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. 

  • ComputerLiteracy: familiarity with OASAS documentation requirements.

 

 

To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org