Substance Abuse Counselor
Project Hospitality

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Post Date: Mar 01, 2024
Job Type: Part Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $26.43/ Hourly
Location: US - New York - Staten Island
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Work Schedule: Part-time, varied shifts/Sat/Sun

SUMMARY: The Substance Abuse Counselor will conduct services within our OASAS licensed substance abuse 820 residential treatment program. The Counselor will meet with clients individually and in group settings as required.


• Conducting groups for clients who are working towards and/or maintaining abstinence, which includes using evidence-based curriculum and focusing on topics such as anger management, parenting, co-occurring disorders, spirituality, men's and women's specific issues as well as general recovery topics.

 • Conduct detailed alcohol and drug assessments in order to determine immediate and long-term service needs for the development of a comprehensive treatment plan.

• Conduct screenings, brief assessments, and intakes which include entering all screening assessment, and intake data into our Electronic Health Record (AWARDS) system with the accompanying progress notes.

• Conduct individual sessions, as required, according to the client’s treatment plan and complete progress notes in accordance to charting requirements.

• Work as part of a full treatment team which includes counselors, peers, nurse practitioners, medical doctors and clinical director in order to provide the highest quality of service to our clients.


• CASAC or CASAC-T (pending CASAC certification) with HSD/GED or comparable credentials such as MSW, MHC, LMSW, LMHC required.  
 • A thorough understanding of the disease of addiction and the impact it can have on the lives of our clients.
 • Knowledge of motivational interviewing and the stages of change as well as person-centered practices.
 • Theoretical knowledge of a client’s psychological and physical needs and an understanding of group work practices and principles needed.
• Experience with OASAS portal, HCS, and LOCADTR process
• Ability to work with Culturally Diverse, LGBTQ, HIV and homeless population

• Knowledge of OASAS 822 outpatient program a plus.

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