Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/14/24
Applications Due: 03/31/25
Vacancy ID: 158636

Position Information


AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleAddictions Counselor Assistant, Hourly - McPike ATC

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $22.18 to $22.18 Hourly

Employment Type Per Diem

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Variable/As needed for all shifts.

Hours Per Week 19


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Oneida

Street Address McPike Addiction Treatment Center

1213 Court Street

City Utica


Zip Code13502

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: two years of experience, one year of which must have required the application of communication skills and one year must have been in a direct treatment capacity in an addictions treatment setting; or an associate’s degree in a human services field; or current registration as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)-Trainee or CASAC-Provisional in New York State.

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.

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:
• Assists with individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, treatment and discharge planning and clinical activities as assigned.
• Monitors the safety and security of facility and its patients and takes action to maintain a positive and healthy milieu.
• Assists with patient transportation, room searches, and urine toxicology collection.
• Prepares room and patient supplies for new admissions (bedding, bath, etc.)
• Conducts routine rounds and documents observations.
• Completes required patient and facility documentation both electronic and paper as appropriate.
• Participates in meal preparation and distribution.
• Communicates shift change information as appropriate to facilitate smooth transition.
• May complete insurance calls and documentation regarding coordination of care with financial/insurance entities.
• Provides patient transportation as needed in a NYS vehicle.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

NOTE: The ATC uses a computerized patient record system.

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

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.

Contact Information

Name Bureau of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 457-2963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address



1450 Western Ave, 4th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingIf interested in this position, forward your current resume to Please be sure to include Reference Code BK/Hourly/ACA/18996/McPike. Failure to include this code could result in your application not being processed.

If you meet the minimum qualifications through a substitution, please submit documentation (i.e. transcripts, etc.) that clearly shows how you meet the criteria.