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Poughkeepsie, New York

Addiction Counselor

Full Time 40 hours week.   Includes time off benefits and 401(k).

DUTIES:  

 Counseling, case management, and advocacy for a caseload of individuals living in OASAS residential treatment service. Serve as part of an interdisciplinary team. 

  • Responsible for the case management of residents including timely documentation of progress notes, psycho-socials, treatment plans, discharge planning and other required paperwork.
  • Provide individual and group counseling to residents addressing achievement of goals in their individualized treatment plans.
  • Assist and oversee residents with self-administration of medication.
  • Conduct random urine and BAC tests.
  • Monitor and evaluate resident’s performance of his/her treatment, educational, vocational, and rehabilitation goals.
  • Serve as part of an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Program Director.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A valid NYS driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • CASAC, or minimum of a BSW in the Human Services field of study, and obtain professional license within 3 years in one of the following professions:
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Worker (LMSW)
  • Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)
  • Rehabilitation Counselor certified by the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
  • Therapeutic Recreation Therapist certified by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation or the American Therapeutic Recreation Association
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