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Substance Abuse Counselor - Multiple Locations (the Bronx & Brooklyn)

Location:Bronx/ Brooklyn , NY
Salary Range:Competitive + Generous Benefits
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Employment Type:Full Time
Department/Program:Other
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
individuals.
• 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
community.
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.


Physical Demands:
Walking and climbing stairs.

Working Conditions:
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.
Qualifications:QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required; CASAC, salaried experience with similar populations, or bilingual in Spanish preferred


EOE


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