Substance Abuse Counselor
Bowery Residents' Committee

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Post Date: Mar 25, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $48,949
Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
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This 103-bed men's shelter in Brooklyn serves a population suffering from multiple issues including mental illness, substance abuse and serious medical problems. The program offers the full range of case management services as well as on-site psychiatric and medical care. It also incorporates a workforce development component for men who can benefit from this service. The Lexington Avenue Residence is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.

Manage client caseload. Intake screening and referral, individual and group counseling, assist with maintaining therapeutic milieu, maintenance of timely and accurate clinical documentation, case management and escorting clients for advocacy when needed. Referral to detox, short-term rehab; out patient treatment. Placement in long-term rehab. Dual diagnosis education and support; focused K2 reduction initiative.Some outreach work as needed and related duties as assigned.

Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Tuesday & Wednesday: 3:30p - 12a, Thursday: 11a - 7:30p, Friday & Saturday 9a - 5:30p

MSW or CASAC-T License required. LMHC or LMSW preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred, knowledge of alcoholism treatment and familiarity with 12-step programs. Basic Computer Literacy required.


BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers. With a $91 million budget and over 1000 employees, BRC has 29 programs throughout the New York City area that work together to form a seamless continuum of caring and effective services to meet all of a client's needs. We employ a holistic approach, helping clients achieve health, wellness, and economic self-sufficiency, offering an array of housing and services for more than 10,000 of New York's neediest residents. BRC has an entrepreneurial culture with a track record of innovation. BRC is highly successful and has been recognized for it. BRC was presented with the Community Impact Award at the New York Housing Conference 45th Annual Awards, recognizing BRC's HomeStretch Housing project Landing Road. Staff at BRC works together collaboratively to address some of the greatest social challenges of our City and does so using a compassionate and respectful approach. In our most recent survey, 95% of our employees said they would recommend BRC as a good place to work. For more information about BRC, please see our website at

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