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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/06/23

Applications Due12/21/23

Vacancy ID145585

AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleAddictions Counselor Assistant (McPike Addiction Treatment Center)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44957 to $55093 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM<br />Pass days: Week 1: Sat/Sun, Week 2: Fri/Mon <br /> <br />

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 3 PM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address McPike Addiction Treatment Center

1213 Court Street

City Utica

StateNY

Zip Code13502

Minimum Qualifications An associate degree with a specialization in Alcoholism, Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependency ~ OR ~ one year of full-time employment in a field requiring the application of communication skills and one year of experience in a direct treatment capacity working in an addiction treatment setting.

Substitutions:
30 college credits in a human services field may be substituted for the one year of communication experience;
10 college credits in specific alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency courses may be substituted for the one year of specialized experience;
150 clock hours of relevant addictions for CASAC credential eligibility may be substituted for the one year of specialized experience.

NOTE: Candidate(s) must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.


NOTE: Candidate(s) must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.

Mandatory overtime (MOT) is a requirement of this position. Chosen candidate(s) will be added to the mandatory overtime roster, which is utilized on a rotating basis. The MOT is applied during times of emergency, when all other staffing options have been exhausted (volunteers, hourly staff, contracted staff). Our Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) operate 24/7/365 programing. Therefore, MOT IS an essential function of this position and is critical to maintaining adequate staffing at all times in order to ensure the health and safety of clients within the facility.

Duties Description The Addictions Counselor Assistant serves as a member of the ATC’s multidisciplinary treatment team and works under the supervision of an Addiction Counselor performing duties related to the care and counseling of clients. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• Direct care of patients.
• Transporting patients, including admissions using NYS vehicle.
• Search the belongings of new admissions and follow infection control policy and procedures.
• Assist the admissions team with entering referral information into the electronic medical record during the pre-admission process.
• Assist admissions team in communicating with referral sources, scheduling admissions, managing the waitlist, obtaining paperwork from outside agencies, and entering referral information into the electronic medical record during the pre-admission process.
• When needed, assist patients during the admissions process including the completion of required admission paperwork and the entering of admission information into the electronic medical record.
• Assist in maintaining a safe, healthy, and therapeutic environment, including rounds, and activities intended to improve patient care and facility operations.
• When needed, assist with monitoring the therapeutic environment through periodic rounds and roll calls; complete patient searches per ATC protocol, address issues as they arise and report to supervisor.
• Collect specimens for laboratory testing per ATC protocols.
• Assist in patient discharge, obtain patient property that has been placed in storage, call for taxi for transport to bus station as appropriate.
• Serve as a backup to facilitate clinical services, patient community meetings and patient education/lectures and monitor patients during mealtimes.


Additional Comments $44,957 - $55,093*
*Plus $575 inconvenience pay

OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) are Tobacco Free Facilities.

Excellent Health Insurance Benefits Including Vision and Dental, NYS Employees Retirement System (Pension), Optional Deferred Compensation, Continuing Education Benefits, Generous Paid Leave Benefits, Compensation for 13 State holidays per year.


If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice .

Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) that includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Bureau of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 457-2963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address Recruitment@oasas.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS OASAS

1450 Western Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203

 

Notes on ApplyingIf interested in this position, please send your resume to recruitment@oasas.ny.gov and reference the Tracking ID : BG/ACA/24707/McPike in the subject line of your response. Failure to do so may result in a delay of reviewing your submission.

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