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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/07/18

Applications Due11/22/18

Vacancy ID61377

AgencyAlcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office of

TitleAddictions Counselor 1 (St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade16

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $50722 to $64557 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Pass Days: Sunday/Monday

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County St Lawrence

Street Address St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg


Zip Code13669

Minimum Qualifications Current permanent status as an Addictions Counselor 1 and qualified for a lateral transfer – OR – eligible for appointment from the current Addictions Counselor 1 eligible list. Applicants must possess current registration as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State. Continued employment in this title requires maintenance of the CASAC credential. Candidate must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain licensure, certification and Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.

St. Lawrence ATC is a tobacco-free facility.

Duties Description Responsibilities for the counselor in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Functions as member of the multidisciplinary treatment team.
• Provides individual and group therapy and facilitates a variety of clinical activities including facilitating recreational activities as needed.
• Presents/conducts lectures, videos, psycho-educational groups, and specialty groups.
• Functions as a primary counselor, managing all facets of clinical services to patient caseload.
• Intervenes when patients are in crisis and utilizes clinical skills to problem solve.
• Transports patients as needed using NYS vehicle.
• Interviews patients to complete various assessments; clinical record keeping in accordance with St. Lawrence ATC operating practices; involves patient in the formation of the treatment plan; and monitors patients' compliance with treatment goals.
• Completes forms, documents, and records efficiently, including discharge planning, while adhering to all applicable confidentiality regulations.
• Provides or coordinates all facets of patients’ care.
• Participates in activities to improve patient care and facility operations.
• Authors procedurally correct patient records including justification for continued stay and progress toward meeting treatment goals.
• Uses a computer daily for patient documentation and other required communication.
• Admission Determination, admission interviews, outreach activities, scheduling, etc.
• Communicates with insurance companies to obtain both preauthorization and concurrent reviews to obtain payment for treatment.

Additional Comments 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 12 State holidays per year.

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.

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

Name Christopher Affinati, Human Resources Specialist 1

Telephone (518) 457-1322

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address


Street NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

1450 Western Ave.

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on Applying**If interested in this position, submit a fully completed New York State Examination Application (NYS-APP),found at this link:

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