1213 Court Street
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.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
NOTE: Applicants must possess and maintain current registration as a 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 consultation 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
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.
1450 Western Avenue, 4th Floor
Notes on ApplyingIf interested, please submit your resume along with fully completed New York State Examination Application (NYS-APP) to David.Jacobson@oasas.ny.gov, found at this link: http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf . Please indicate Vacancy ID 116982 in the subject of your email. Failure to do so may result in delays processing your application.