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Outreach Development Corporation Substance Abuse Counselor PT in Roosevelt, New York

Exciting. High-energy. Rewarding.

Outreach is seeking an experienced and licensed part-time clinician for our outpatient program located at Roosevelt, NY. This is a Substance Abuse Counselor position, responsible for the delivery and implementation of direct clinical services to specialty populations. The Substance Abuse Counselor serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.

What You Will Do:

  • Facilitate various formats (i.e., individuals, groups, specialty groups) on time and in a professional, ethical, and caring manner.

  • Manage all aspects of a caseload of 10 to 15 from date of entry to date of discharge with special attention to appropriate levels of care, appropriate clinical interventions, and communication with caseload stakeholders.

  • Conduct intake assessments.

  • Develop treatment plans and treatment plan reviews as needed throughout the duration of treatment.

  • Complete and maintain documentation according to federal and state guidelines.

  • Provide backup coverage in the event of other clinical staff absences.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Who You Are:

  • LMSW/LCSW/LMHC preferred

  • 3-5 year of experience working with clients with substance abuse disorders.

  • Experience working in an OASAS funded facility is a plus

  • Bilingual Spanish a plus

  • Commitment to providing quality services and outcome-driven performance measures.

  • Excellent organizational management skills with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance clinicians, set and achieve program objectives.

  • Strong networking and public relations skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders, populations, and cultures.

  • An action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to program planning.

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

  • The schedule is 15 hours a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 pm-9 pm, Wednesday 12pm to 3:30

    For this Long Island, NY position, the expected base salary is $28 - $40 / hour.

    At Outreach, we enjoy a strong work-life balance, excellent benefits, and ongoing professional training. Our enthusiastic employees love what they do and the positive impact they make every day. Outreach embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated and respected. Communities throughout Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island turn to Outreach for a vast array of treatment and training needs. We customize our services to increase our access to a wide range of individuals and groups including Families, Justice System, Aspiring Professionals, EAPs/MAPs, and Community Members. Outreach’s treatment services are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services ( OASAS (https://oasas.ny.gov/) ) and employ best practices in line with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services’ (SAMHSA) indicators of quality treatment (https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/PEP18-TREATMENT-LOC/PEP18-TREATMENT-LOC.pdf) .

    An EEO employer, we enjoy exceptional workforce retention – many of our employees have been with Outreach for 10 years or more, some starting as part-timers and now working in full-time senior management.

    Adding to our outstanding benefits, some members of Outreach’s clinical and professional staff may be eligible for student loan forgiveness and repayment plans for persons working in public service, education, and health care, including the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan, or the New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness (LSWLF) Program. Outreach’s NYC outpatient programs are also approved for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Substance Use Disorder Loan Repayment program, for eligible clinicians.

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