Salary: $45,500 - $54,609 per year
Our client, a NYS addiction center, is looking for Counselor to provide care for those in their centers. Must be comfortable working with the homeless population.
• On an ongoing basis, the Counselor holds regularly scheduled sessions with all his/her patients concerning their problems and psycho-social needs.
• Serves as a Case Manager for each patient to ensure that services are coordinated to meet each assessed need.
• Conducts therapy groups.
• Assists patients in the identification of problems.
• Works with patients in the definition of problems.
• Ensures all necessary forms are completed.
• Maintains accurate and confidential patient records.
• Attends training seminars where instruction on treatment techniques and theories underlying these approaches are provided, and obtain the CASAC credential.
• Identifies and records significant data in the case folder regularly. Develops treatment plans for presentation to the IDT.
• Holds individual conferences with other disciplines when necessary to facilitate effective treatment throughout the agency.
• Meets weekly for clinical supervision with the Behavioral Health Supervisor, concerning work performed, problems encountered in the treatment process, and for case conferences.
• Refers to other clinic disciplines when appropriate.
• Meets periodically with other staff to obtain feedback necessary for case management and treatment planning.
• Performs all forensic collection for patients on their caseload and monitors for treatment related issues in order to update the treatment plan.
• Provides vocational/educational assessment, counseling and follow-up for patients not assigned to the Vocational Specialist, as well as voc/ed support and follow-up of all patients as required.
• Completes the Vocational Profile Form (HS 305) for each caseload patient.
• Provides as an integral service, counseling toward vocational/educational readiness, motivation for vocational rehabilitation, provides initial evaluation for in-house voc/ed services, and provides exploration of voc/ed goals.
• Provides patient referrals to the Vocational Specialist and Educational Specialist for in-depth evaluation, counseling and referral for voc/ed programs.
• Provides case management, referral follow-up and supportive counseling to patients referred to in-house voc/ed programs and external job/school training.
• Meets periodically with the Vocational Specialist and Education Specialist for case consultation and feedback.
• Presents vocational treatment objectives at each IDT.
• Conduct telehealth sessions as needed
• Report incidents through incident reporting application and Justice Center, if applicable
• Counselors are expected to work on a rotation basis on Saturdays and select holidays. Assigned shifts may change at the discretion of the Clinical Director according to the needs of the Program.
• Bachelors Degree in Human Services field.
• Two (2) years of work experience in Human Services providing treatment care with minimal two (2) years of satisfactory experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor.
• Obtain and maintain CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor)
• CASAC-T required. CASAC preferred.
• Possess a demonstrated ability in delivering patient treatment including: communication skills, successful engagement in specialized Human Services training, understanding of human interaction and personality development, and the ability to write and record case documentation.
• Familiar with Regulatory Agency Regulations regarding the operation and practices of patient care.
• Understanding of group dynamics is essential.
• Must be computer-literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
• Competent in computerized programs that support treatment plans and case notes.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to participate in various committees and work well with others in team settings.
• Bilingual in any language a plus.
• Union Benefits.