Substance Use Specialist - #99641


Date: 04/19/2022 10:00 AM

City: Cherry Grove, New York

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

PERKS: Concern Housing offers a generous benefit package which includes; Medical Insurance (Agency pays 80% of the premium), Affordable Voluntary Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Agency Sponsored Retirement Plan, Employee Sponsored 403(b) Retirement Plan, Agency Sponsored Life Insurance Coverage and an Excellent Paid Time Off Package. Concern encourages employee growth, offering Educational Assistance and Scholarship Programs, Licensure Reimbursement and Possible Internship/Clinical Supervision. Referral Bonuses are also available!

The Substance Abuse Specialist is responsible for providing case management and chemical dependency counseling services directly to clients receiving Mobile Residential Support Team services. The Substance Abuse Counselor is considered a resource in that they should be familiar with community resources and services to which they may help their clients gain access. The Substance Abuse Counselor is also an advocate for their clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provision of chemical dependency counseling services to assist individuals to develop the skills needed to prevent relapse, promote recovery and independence and increase self sufficiency. Counseling shall include assessment of needs, identifying triggers, increasing coping skills, development of resources, service planning, referral to necessary treatment providers, case coordination and collaboration, community integration, supportive counseling and crisis intervention.

Provision of case management services (assistance in forming linkages and/or referrals to clinical services, day programs, medication management, life skills counseling services vocational services, and opportunities, entitlements etc.)

Timely submission of all documentation, and maintenance of all client charts in compliance with agency standards.

Attendance at supervision and staff meetings.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Supported Housing.

Overall assessment of client welfare and appropriate intervention and follow-up as needed.

Remain current with all Agency required compliance documents and trainings.

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