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Bilingual Spanish Speaking CASAC/Substance Abuse Counselor *New*

Department: Primary Care - Behavioral Health
Location: Brooklyn, NY

We are seeking a Full Time Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) who will provide alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in our Licensed OASAS clinic located in Brooklyn. 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 Preferred.

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

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

• Fluency in English and Spanish required

• 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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