CASAC - Counselor

 Title:                     CASAC - Counselor

Program:             The 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.



*** Saturdays and evenings required***




  • 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. 

  • Computer Literacy: familiarity with OASAS documentation requirements.



To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: