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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/04/22

Applications Due08/19/22

Vacancy ID109920

AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleAddictions Counselor 2 - South Beach Addiction Treatment Center

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 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? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Richmond

Street Address South Beach Addiction Treatment Center

South Beach Psychiatric Center, Building 3, 2nd Fl, 777 Seaview Ave

City Staten Island


Zip Code10305

Minimum Qualifications Currently employed as an Addictions Counselor 2 ~OR~ Current registration as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in NYS AND one year post-CASAC professional counseling experience and reachable on the Addictions Counselor 2 eligible list ~OR~ eligible for transfer.

**Candidate must possess current registration as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State. Candidate must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain certification and 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 Addiction Counselor 2 will serve as a senior member of a multidisciplinary treatment team performing assessment, treatment planning, case management, and clinical services with a marked degree of independence and limited need for supervision. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team and works with more difficult and challenging patients.
• Provides individual and group therapy and facilitates a variety of clinical activities.
• 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.
• Takes lead role in interviewing patients to complete various assessments; performs Psycho-Social Assessment as part of individual treatment plan development; monitors patients' compliance with Treatment Goals.
• Completes forms, documents, and records efficiently, including discharge planning, while adhering to all applicable confidentiality regulations and authors procedurally correct patient records.
• Provides or coordinates all facets of patients’ care and is involved in patient follow up and transporting patients as needed using NYS vehicle.
• Provides supervision to less senior staff.
• Uses a computer proficiently for patient documentation and other required communication.
• Completes other job related duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Salary:
$61,270 – $77,912*
*Plus $3,026 inconvenience pay

OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers 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 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 Elizabeth Madej, Human Resources 1

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 position, please send your resume and NYS-APP (see info and link below) to and reference the Title and Vacancy ID 109920 in your response. The New York State Examination Application (NYS-APP) can be found at this link:

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