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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/13/20

Applications Due10/28/20

Vacancy ID82917

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 $41705 to $50980 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. Pass Days: Week 1: Saturday/Sunday, Week 2: Friday/Monday

Hours Per Week 40


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


Zip Code13502

Minimum Qualifications An Associates Degree with a specialization in Alcoholism, Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependency OR one year of full-time employment in a field of employment requiring the application of communication skills and one year of experience in a direct treatment capacity working in an Alcoholism, Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependency treatment setting; or CASAC-T

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 substitute for the one year of specialized experience; 150 clock hours of relevant addictions instruction for CASAC credential eligibility may substitute for the one-year of specialized experience.

McPike ATC is a Tobacco-Free Facility

Duties Description The Addictions Counselor Assistant serves as a member of the facility’s multidisciplinary treatment team and works under the supervision of a qualified health professional (QHP). Specific duties include:
• 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:
• Assists with individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, treatment and discharge planning and clinical activities as assigned.
• Assists in developing, assessing, and modifying individual treatment plans by providing information gathered through direct observation and discussion with patients.
• Provides coordination of care with referral sources regarding admission and discharge, including referrals for aftercare.
• Completes required client and facility documentation both electronic and paper as appropriate.
• Conducts and monitors recreational, vocational, and social activities as needed.
• Provides patient transportation, room searches, and urine toxicology collection.
• Prepares room and client supplies for new admissions (bedding, bath, etc.)
• Conducts routine rounds, observes, monitors meals, dining room and documents observations.
• May provide training or guidance to newer or sporadic (hourly/contract) peers, particularly in relation to the routines, procedures, and policies of the ATC.
• Monitors clients and ensures building safety and security.
• Communicates shift change information as appropriate to facilitate smooth transition.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Salary
$41,130 - $50,405*
*Plus $575 Inconvenience Pay

This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

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. 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 Amanda Wheeler, Human Resources Specialist 2

Telephone (518) 457-2963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address



1450 Western Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingIf interested in this vacancy, please submit resume to and reference the Vacancy ID.

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