Substance Abuse Counselor

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Manage client caseload and work with each client to develop specific substance abuse treatment goals and directly provide SUD treatment and case management services focused on early engagement and Motivational Interviewing. Perform intakes, screenings and referrals, substance abuse counseling, maintenance of timely and accurate clinical documentation, escort of clients for advocacy when needed. Additional responsibilities include providing crisis intervention as needed and training in Opioid Overdose Prevention and use of Narcan for both staff and clients. Responsible for providing referrals for further SUD treatment. Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.


MSW or CASAC-T License required. LMHC or LMSW preferred. Have experience in providing direct services related to the treatment and recovery of persons with a serious substance use disorder. Additional experience serving individuals experiencing homelessness and persons with mental illness is preferred. Bilingual abilities a plus. Knowledge of alcoholism treatment and familiarity with 12-step programs helpful. Basic Computer Literacy required. First Aid and CPR training certification or ability to complete First Aid and CPR certification training.

*Vaccination Required


Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Thursday – Saturday; 7:00a – 8:30p


Are you looking to make a positive impact on the lives of those in your community? At BRC, our staff help New Yorkers experiencing homelessness reclaim their lives by providing a hand up, offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency, and restoring hope and dignity.

Each and every BRC staff member makes heroic contributions to our city, providing vital services in times of crisis and need. Through our commitment to employee wellbeing and development, BRC provides a workplace where staff can achieve their goals, make a difference with our clients, and grow personally and professionally. BRC is committed to a safe and healthy workplace: we provide PPE to all employees and enforce temperature monitoring and physical distancing best practices across our programs.

Today, we have over 1000 full-time, part-time, and per-diem positions located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Come and learn why 95% of BRC employees report that they would recommend BRC as a good place to work, and join us in building a more caring and compassionate city.


BRC takes the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees seriously. Employees are eligible for health insurance and paid sick time benefits immediately upon starting work. In addition, full time employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

  • Competitive health and dental plans, with coverage is available for your spouse, domestic partner, and dependents.
  • A minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid sick and personal time. A 403(b) pension plan with a matching benefit paid by BRC.
  • Tuition assistance and many training opportunities for career development.
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are available so employees can set aside pre-tax dollars for healthcare, transit and childcare.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,940.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Addiction Medicine


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift

Work Location: One location

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