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Poughkeepsie, New York

Addiction Counselor

Full Time 40 Hours a week

Job Description: The Addiction Counselor provides counseling, case management, and advocacy for a caseload of individuals living in an OASAS certified residential treatment facility.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Perform timely documentation of progress notes, psycho-socials, treatment & discharge plans.
  • Monitor and evaluate residents’ progress in treatment toward achieving life skills and rehabilitative goals.
  • Provide coordination of care in collaboration with various community-based treatment providers.
  • Participate in case conference meetings and in-service trainings.
  • Occasionally assist with self-administration of medication, drug screens, and searches of resident’s personal property.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Program Director.


  • Valid driver’s license and successful completion of a background check.
  • CASAC-T, CASAC, or a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services and successful completion of an OASAS approved Introductory Training in Addictions within three (3) months of employment.
  • Working knowledge of community resources, mental health, social services, and self-help programs.
  • Proficient with electronic health record systems (EHR).
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC) and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) may also apply.
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