Credentialed Alcohol Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Worker - Preventive Services
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

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Post Date: Jul 09, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Immediate | Negotiable
Salary: Low to mid 50s
Location: US - New York - Jackson Heights
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Description
The Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) will work within the Family Treatment and Rehabilitation program (FTR) which offers intensive preventive case management services to families at risk of removal of children to foster care due to neglect and abuse associated with drug use and/or mental illness. He/She/They will provide substance use/abuse assessments, make treatment recommendations and offer direct therapeutic support to clients in an effort to help stabilize children and families, and thus reduce safety and risk concerns, and prevent children from entering/re-entering Foster Care. The CASAC reports to the FTR Site Director (SD).


Responsibilities:

• Have face to face contacts with clients in agency office and/or family home

• Provide initial substance abuse evaluations and ongoing assessment for use of AODs

• Make recommendations for type of treatment services needed based on assessment

• Provide readiness counseling for treatment and supportive counseling during relapse

• Make referrals to treatment services and monitor child/family attendance of services

• Obtain treatment reports on clients on a regular basis to discuss and consult with FTR supervisor and Case Planner

• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community substance abuse providers to assure a pool of resources for client-families

• Identify risks and gaps in treatment services

• Attend meetings and conferences at other agencies on behalf of clients as may be required

• Participate in program case conferences to provide assessment of clinical status and treatment options for clients.

• Attend community events, forums, coalitions to increase program visibility and knowledge of community resources to benefit children and families.

• Maintain documentation on all services provided on behalf of client-families

• Attend supervision and be prepared to discuss family-case progress and/or concerns

• Attend in services and/or ACS trainings as may be required

• Attend community events, forums, coalitions to increase program visibility and knowledge of community resources to benefit children and families.

• Flexible hours, including Saturdays, as may be required

• Other duties as assigned by Program Director

Skills
Must be a fully Credentialed Alcohol Abuse Counselor (CASAC). BA/BS/BSW strongly preferred, w/ a minimum of 2 years working with multistressed children/families. HS Diploma/GED required with a min of 3 years treating clients with history of alcohol/substance abuse. Experienced w/ an ethnically-diverse population & running groups. Bilingual Spanish is strongly preferred. Strong verbal/written communication skills. Ability to make visits to client families, clinical providers, and other agencies

Notes
All interviews are primarily conducted via video conferencing due to COVID-19 health risks. Currently, work is primarily done remotely.


Please indicate "Credentialed Alcohol Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Worker - Preventive Services" in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Email: fvillalobos@hispanicfamilyservicesny.org

Flexible hours including Saturdays | Excellent Benefits & Salary / EEO


For any questions, please email info@hispanicfamilyser


Contact Details
Name: Franc Villalobos
Address: 315 Wyckoff Ave
City: Brooklyn
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 11237
Country: United States
Ph: 718-497-6090
Email: fvillalobos@hispanicfamilyservicesny.org