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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/07/17

Applications Due11/22/17

Vacancy ID45095

AgencyAlcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office of

TitleAddictions Counselor 3 (St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade21

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

Salary RangeFrom $64757 to $82113 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm. Wednesday: 12:30pm – 9:00pm. Pass Days: Saturday/Sunday

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 Hamilton Hall

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg


Zip Code13669

Minimum Qualifications Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law, OR Reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list.
Provisional Qualifications: You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55b/55c service as:
A: An Addictions Counselor 2; OR
B: Community Mental Health Nurse, Nurse Administrator 1, Nurse Administrator 1 (Psychiatric) , Nurse 3 (Psychiatric), Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Social Worker 1, Social Worker 1 (Spanish Language), Social Worker 1 (Deaf and Hearing Impaired), Social Worker 2, Social Worker 2 (Spanish Language), Licensed Master Social Worker 1, Licensed Master Social Worker 2, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker AND current registration as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). OR
A bachelor’s degree or higher AND current registration as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State AND three years of post-CASAC addictions counseling experience in a certified or licensed program AND one year of clinical supervision in a certified or licensed program.

Duties Description The Addictions Counselor 3 is the lead member of the facility’s multidisciplinary treatment team and provides professional addiction counseling and supervision. Specific duties include:
1. Leads and directs the case management counseling team;
2. Supervises eight counselors who manage the care of 40 patients, as well as all per diem ACAs;
3. Monitors clinical record-keeping to ensure assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes are up-to-date;
4. Works with Assistant Director in developing, modifying, and scheduling clinical services and activities;
5. Monitors implementation of peer review process of individual practitioners;
6. Provides clinical consultation to other staff, and intervenes in more difficult or challenging cases;
7. Manages the case review process and schedules quarterly case reviews; and
8. Participates as member of the facility leadership team.
NOTE: The ATC uses a computerized patient record system.

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. 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 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 Avenue, 4th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingIf interested, please submit a cover letter, current resume and SS# to verify eligibility.

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