Substance Abuse Counselor - Multiple Locations (the Bronx & Brooklyn)
|Location:||Bronx/ Brooklyn , NY|
|Salary Range:||Competitive + Generous Benefits|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Description:||The Substance Abuse Counselor determines the client’s needs for counseling and/or rehabilitation. Responsibilities include assessments, provision of services – individual, group, family - coordination of services with providers within and outside Comunilife. Monitoring and re-assessing client’s needs for treatment and community education on chemical dependency related issues. Field work may be required. |
Comunilife has Substance Abuse Counselor openings in the Bronx and in Brooklyn.
The Bronx programs include:
• Dona Rosita I / Crotona - This is a shared position amongst
two programs. Dona Rosita I provides permanent housing.
Crotona provides transitional housing. Both programs
services individuals living with HIV/AIDs.
• Safe Haven II - offers care management to homeless
• 1815-17 West Farms - focuses on formerly homeless
individuals with HIV/AIDs.
The Brooklyn programs include:
• Dona Rosita II - services individuals living with HIV/AIDs.
• Woodhull - services mentally ill and medically fragile
individuals, while also offering lottery apartments to the
|Duties:||• Conduct initial and annual substance abuse assessments including substance abuse assessments. |
• Collaborate with clients and staff in the development of the initial comprehensive service plans and plan revisions, including identifying mutually agreed upon long and short-term substance abuse related goals.
• Provide individual, family and group substance abuse counseling.
• Advocacy and referrals to community-based substance abuse programs as needed.
• Documents all services provided in a timely manner as required.
• Participate in training, workshops, seminars and case conference as well as meetings was required.
• Perform any other duties as assigned.
Walking and climbing stairs.
Home visits and field work required. General office work environment. This is a full time, forty-hour (40) a week job. Evenings and weekends are required to meet program needs.
Bachelor’s degree required; CASAC, salaried experience with similar populations, or bilingual in Spanish preferred