Substance Abuse Counselor – New Path Treatment Center

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Substance Abuse Counselor

EAC Network, a not-for-profit social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for numerous people in need through 100 programs across Long Island and NYC, seeks a Substance Abuse Counselor to work full time for its New Path Treatment Center program.

The Substance Abuse Counselor is a non-exempt position paying $26-29 per hour at 35 hours per week, position requires up to 2 evenings per week and rotating weekends. The office is located in Hempstead, NY and role reports to Program Director.

Comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401K
  • Vision
  • Very generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & More.

Primary Purpose of Job:

The Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for providing direct treatment services to clients of the New Path Treatment Center.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct individual, family and group counseling sessions.
  • Provide consultation and treatment for family and related other individuals of clients.
  • Assess the condition of the client’s progress and status during treatment sessions.
  • Record progress notes of each treatment session, detailing dates, types of counseling provided and nature of counseling, length of session and client progress.
  • Review client treatment plans as a guide to treatment.
  • Plan with Supervision and any criminal justice referral source, the long-range goals and any ancillary referral sources for clients.
  • Provide emergency coverage and crisis intervention.
  • Conduct random drug tests on all clients.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or educational equivalent and CASAC or Provisional QHP required.
  • Minimum of two years of treatment experience in addiction services area required.
  • Must be proficient in computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, Microsoft Office applications, calendar, and email and/or database software necessary to perform work assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.

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