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Behavioral Health (Greenhope Services for Women)

Recovery Support Counselor  New York, NY  : 12/10/2020
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Job Category:

Behavioral Health (Greenhope Services for Women)

Position Type:

Full Time


The Recovery Support Counselor provides counseling services for individuals with a substance use disorder in a residential treatment setting. The Recovery Support Counselor provides comprehensive assessment services to clients who may have a substance use disorder, by applying clinical judgment to determine appropriate treatment needs and levels of care. This includes performing diagnostic assessment, evaluation, intervention, referral and counseling for individuals with a substance use disorder in both individual and group settings.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                                          
  • Develops and conducts group, individual and family counseling on a scheduled basis to caseload clients
  • Obtain weekly random urine samples according to established protocol
  • Orients clients about 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
  • Complete appropriate treatment planning and clinical intervention
  • Complete assigned reports in a timely manner on EHR, STARS, etc.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate documentation
  • Provides education and information to the client about alcohol and substance use disorders
  • Maintains and updates referral services and resources that may be useful to our client/resident population; makes referral when necessary and appropriate
  • Participate in multidisciplinary and other team meetings
  • Prepare monthly reports monthly or as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • High School Diploma required. Associate/Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Valid OASAS CASAC certification, or equivalent counseling degree, certification, and/or license. Candidates with a CASAC-T must obtain full CASAC within 12 months, post hire.
  • Obtain within six months:
    • Supporting Recovery with Medications Addictions Treatment (MAT)
    • Obtain within thirty days:
      • CASAC Canon of Ethics (6 hours)
      • Confidentiality related to 42CFR (3 Hours)
      • Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills
      • Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment including working with children (0-5years)
      • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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