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Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, SUD Care Management Program

Company: VNS Health
Location: Mill Neck
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

Provides direct substance abuse counseling to chronically mentally ill clients in the Behavioral Health program in collaboration with the multidisciplinary staff on the team. Responsible for integrating dual-recovery treatment with the tasks of other team members. Works under general supervision.

  • Assists with the development of the social work assessment of patients/families, placing special emphasis on substance abuse/usage issues.
  • Assists in the development of treatment plans and goals based on a diagnostic assessment of the presenting problems and historical information, the establishment of long-term goals and the administration of follow-up procedures.
  • Provides ongoing substance abuse services and/or collaborates with and refers to appropriate agencies.
  • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Provides advocacy and assistance in obtaining entitlements and community services to patients/families and other caregivers.
  • Provides home visits to all clients as specified by the Program's level of service commitment and the client's needs.
  • Provides continuous evaluation of persons involved in treatment.
  • Assists staff, patients, families and other caregivers to understand substance abuse issues, entitlements and community resources.
  • Initiates and maintains written and verbal communications according to program policies.
  • Provides guidance, assistance and referrals to enable participants to maintain a life free from drug use both during and after completion of treatment.
  • Maintains productivity sufficient to meet program goals.
  • Performs established workflow procedures.
  • Acts as a liaison with other community agencies.
  • Participates in related program activities, e.g., utilization review, staff meetings, education programs, etc.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
    Licenses and Certifications:
    • Current registration to practice as a Licensed Social Worker in New York State preferred.
    • Valid driver's license preferred.
    • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) required.
      • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field, or the equivalent work experience required.
      • Master's Degree in Social Work preferred.
        Work Experience:
        • Minimum of one year of training and/or experience in integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment required.
        • Demonstrated skill or knowledge in substance abuse assessment and diagnosis, principles and practices of harm reduction, and application of stage-wise treatment and motivational interviewing strategies required
        • Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.

Keywords: VNS Health, Hicksville , Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, SUD Care Management Program, Executive , Mill Neck, New York

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