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Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)- *New*-Staten Island*

Department: Primary Care - Behavioral Health

We are seeking a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) who will provide alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in our Licensed OASAS clinic located in Staten Island. The CASAC provides comprehensive assessment services to clients who may have substance abuse barriers to employment by applying clinical judgment to determine appropriate treatment needs and levels of care.

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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