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Substance Abuse Counselor (CMW456)

Company: Volunteers of America Greater New York
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone. Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New York's programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. 'Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY for a medical or religious exception to this requirement.' Position: Substance Abuse Counselor (CMW456) Summary: The Substance Abuse Counselor provides direct counseling, guidance and case management services to clients with specific substance abuse problems. The counselor participates in delivery of services to all clients as needed. Minimum Qualifications: The position requires a bachelor's degree in a related field and certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). Supervisory Role: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities. Principal Responsibilities: The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.

  • Provide appropriate counseling services to individuals with specialized needs as defined in the service plan, including intake and assessment where required.
  • Develop service plans with clients that address individualized needs.
  • Maintain client records.
  • Maintain linkages with community treatment providers.
  • Complete accurate and comprehensive service delivery reports.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Serve as a resource to staff on substance abuse issues.
  • Perform other related duties as requested. Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
  • Clients receive appropriate services designed to support their stabilization in the community.
  • Progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment to meet changing needs.
  • Client records are accurate and up to date.
  • Clients have access to community treatment providers.
  • Reports are submitted in a timely and professional manner.
  • Clients participate in the appropriate counseling sessions, both individual and group sessions as needed.
  • Staff understand substance abuse issues receive information needed to provide the best service to their clients.
  • All other related tasks are completed on time and accurately. Work Environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in a residential housing shelter environment. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear while communicating with peers, clients and/or vendors. This is an active position and requires sitting, standing, bending and walking. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 20 pounds. Position Type: This is a full - time position. Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories. Other details
  • Job Family : Counselor
  • Job Function : Program Services
  • Pay Type : Hourly
  • Job Start Date : Monday, May 9, 2022

Keywords: Volunteers of America Greater New York, New Rochelle , Substance Abuse Counselor (CMW456), Other , Bronx, New York

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