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Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)- *New*-Staten Island*

Department: Primary Care - Behavioral Health

Founded 45 years ago as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is one of the nation’s largest community health providers. The HRHCare network of 43 health centers throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island provides affordable, accessible care to over 245,000 patients annually. The network’s exceptional primary care practitioners, specialists, and support staff have made HRHCare a destination for convenient, high-quality care for all. In 2018, Brightpoint Health, an FQHC network with sites in all five boroughs of New York City, joined HRHCare.

Our Staten Island Bay Street Center is now hiring for a Full Time C.A.S.A.C  Counselor

This includes performing diagnostic assessment, evaluation, intervention, referral and alcoholism and/or substance abuse counseling in both individual and group settings. Responsibilities consist of but not limited to:

• Develops and conducts group and individual counseling on a scheduled basis to caseload clients

•  Introduce clients to program goals, objectives, rules and regulations, client's obligations, client's rights and program operation

• Demonstrates knowledge of group work management techniques and uses those techniques appropriately

• Demonstrates appropriate treatment planning and clinical intervention 

•Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate documentation utilizing ECW. Works in part of a collaborative team of licensed clinicians.

• Provides education and information to the client about alcohol and drug abuse

• Maintains and updates referral services and resources that may be useful to our client/resident population; makes referral when necessary and appropriate 

• Prepare legal monthly reports monthly or as needed Education/ License

• Bachelor's degree required 

• Valid  Full OASAS CASAC certification (completion of 350 hours) 

Qualifications: • Must have 3-5  years of experience in an OASAS program 

• Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills 

• Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment. Commitment to working with culturally diverse & vulnerable communities

• Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure  

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