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Albany Methadone

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)  Albany, NY  : 2/16/2024
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Job Category:

Albany Methadone

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Full Time Union

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The Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) provides alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in approved work settings. 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.  
This is an 1199 Union Position Pays $20-$25 per hour
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                                           
  • Provide integrated care services to the client population at the ACDP clinic as indicated by the OASAS, CCBHC expansion scope of practice
  • Provide clients with services in the filed as required
  • Participate in grant related workshops and trainings
  • Use the grant portals; SPARS to enter any grant required data in terms of service provision, clinical indicators
  • 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
  • Demonstrates appropriate treatment planning and clinical intervention
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate documentation
  • 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 population; makes referral when necessary and appropriate
  • Prepare legal monthly reports monthly or as needed
  • High School Diploma required. Associate/Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Valid NYS OASAS CASAC  certification
  • 3+ years experience in OASAS program
  • Bilingual-Spanish preferred.
  • Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to multitask and work/function in a fast pace environment

*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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