Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
Compensation: $22 – $24/hr
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Schedule: Daytime hours
Under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Supervisor, the Medicaid Assisted Treatment Program Counselor engages the patient in the initial and ongoing treatment processes of the clinic. Conducts a preliminary assessment of eligibility, prepares intake forms, sees that the patient is afforded needed services from other disciplines within the agency, and makes referrals to outside resources when necessary.
Highlights About the Company & Position:
- Counselor holds regularly scheduled sessions with all his/her patients concerning their problems and psycho-social needs.
- Serves as a Case Manager for each patient to ensure that services are coordinated to meet each assessed need.
- Conducts therapy groups.
- Assists patients in the identification of problems.
- Works with patients in the definition of problems.
- Ensures all necessary forms are completed.
- Maintains accurate and confidential patient records.
- Attends training seminars where instruction on treatment techniques and theories underlying these approaches are provided and obtain the CASAC credential.
- Identifies and records significant data in the case folder regularly.
- Develops treatment plans for presentation to the IDT.
- Holds individual conferences with other disciplines when necessary to facilitate effective treatment throughout the agency.
- Meets weekly for clinical supervision with the Behavioral Health Supervisor, concerning work performed, problems encountered in the treatment process, and for case conferences.
- Refers to other clinic disciplines when appropriate.
- Meets periodically with other staff to obtain feedback necessary for case management and treatment planning.
- Performs all forensic collection for patients on their caseload and monitors for treatment-related issues to update the treatment plan.
- Bachelor’s Degree in the human services field.
- Two (2) years of work experience in Human Services providing treatment care with minimal two (2) years of satisfactory experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor.
- Obtain and maintain CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor)
- Possess a demonstrated ability in delivering patient treatment including communication skills, successful engagement in specialized Human Services training, understanding of human interaction and personality development, and the ability to write and record case documentation.