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Substance Abuse Counselor

Bronx, New York
Job Type
19 May 2023

The Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) provide alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in approved work settings. The CASAC provides comprehensive assessment services to clients who may have substance abuse barriers to employment by applying clinical judgment to determine appropriate treatment needs and levels of care. This includes performing diagnostic assessment, evaluation, intervention, referral and alcoholism and/or substance abuse counseling in both individual and group settings.


Develops and conducts group, individual and family counseling on a scheduled basis to caseload clients/residents
Obtain weekly random urine samples according to established protocol
Orients clients about program goals, objectives, rules and regulations, client's obligations, client's rights and program operation
Demonstrates knowledge of group work management techniques and uses those techniques appropriately
Provide weekly follow up calls to clients as needed.
Work with billing and other staff to ensure compliance with billing notes and other documents
Demonstrates appropriate treatment planning and clinical intervention
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate documentation
Provides education and information to the client about alcohol and drug abuse
Maintains and updates referral services and resources that may be useful to our client/resident population; makes referral when necessary and appropriate
Provide community (off-site) counseling services as needed.
Prepare monthly reports monthly or as needed
Participate in Multidisciplinary and other staff meetings


High School Diploma required. Associate/Bachelor Degree preferred
Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19
Valid NYS
OASAS CASAC certification
3+ years experience in OASAS program
Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment
Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure
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  • Job Reference: 1010171224-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Acacia Network
  • Location: Bronx, New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent