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CASAC Counselor

Company: Osborne Association Inc
Location: Bronx
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:


Osborne Association serves individuals, families, and communities affected by the criminal justice system. Through our programs, we offer opportunities for people to heal from and repair harm, restore their lives, and thrive. We challenge systems rooted in racism and retribution and fight for policies and practices that promote true safety, justice, and liberation.

At Osborne, we are guided by core values and shared beliefs. We honor everyone's capacity to change, celebrate our shared humanity, are united in our pursuit of justice and equity, take all possible steps to keep our commitments, and advocate for people and principles with fierce and tenacious determination.

Osborne is opening its first transitional housing and reentry program, The Fulton Community Reentry Center (Fulton). Fulton will provide 140 beds of transitional reentry housing to formerly incarcerated men who would otherwise be homeless after discharge from a correctional facility. Fulton will also provide onsite reentry services, including case management, benefits enrollment, employment, health, and substance use disorder treatment. The facility operates 365 days on a 24-hour basis daily, including evening and weekend hours (some positions will require non-traditional work hours

We seek a full-time CASAC Counselor to join our Fulton Team. The CASAC Counselor will employ evidence-based approaches to support the participant in successfully navigating the recovery process. Osborne Association's mission is to engage past, or current Criminal Justice involved individuals to fully participate in a recovery process by which they improve health and wellness, family connectivity, and social, economic, and community engagement. This position will serve the participant by employing trauma-informed care in developing treatment planning and partnering with the participant to develop participant-centered goals.



Orient participants to what is offered at community outpatient substance use treatment clinics by describing program objectives and providing ongoing guidance and educational material to participants.
Engage participants using Evidence-Based Practices such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Provide excellent Telehealth and In-Person individual and group services.
Actively support and encourage program participation, documenting progress and providing ongoing dialogue with the participant toward realizing their recovery continuum goals.
Provide Person-Centered counseling to the participant through active crisis intervention, individual sessions, group support, and case management. Share observations, documentation, and assessments of individual participants with their Supervisor at regularly scheduled supervision sessions.
Support participants in understanding the benefit of Medication Assisted Treatment and maintaining connections to care.
Understand that recovery is a continuum and support the participant at every stage of their journey, including harm reduction, relapses, and relapse prevention.
Increase participants' adaptive coping and problem-solving skills by exploring alternative solutions to problems and increasing decision-making capacities.
Assist participants in gaining insight into the disease of addiction by planning educational interventions specific to the impact of substance use.
Maintain contacts with outside agencies to refer or obtain additional participant services.
Report outcomes of toxicology results to the immediate supervisor for clarity and clinical guidance. Responsible for the signing of toxicology requisition forms necessary as part of the chain of possession protocols for supervising, handling, and sealing of participant toxicology samples.
Perform other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent
OASAS certification as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) is required


Four years of directly related work experience in an OASAS Certified Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Treatment program
Experience working with DHS and EHR required

Relatable Knowledge and Skills:

Must fully understand and embrace MAT and Harm Reduction
Excellent assessment, treatment planning, and problem-resolution skills are necessary
Proficiency in Google and Microsoft Suite
Must understand the criminal justice system, including ATI and parole/probation
Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus

Benefits of Working at Osborne

Generous benefits include four weeks of vacation, tuition reimbursement, a flexible work schedule, excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, and a 403(b) plan with a company match. Career development through ongoing training and individual development plans.

The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status, or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association. Be sure to include a cover letter with your application. No phone calls please. We wish we could personally respond to each application. However, we are unable to do so due to the volume of interest received.

** Salary is based on commensurate experience and other qualifications.%52299207% %%service%%

Keywords: Osborne Association Inc, New Rochelle , CASAC Counselor, Other , Bronx, New York

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