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Poughkeepsie, New York

Counselor

Counseling, management and advocacy at Dowling House which is a residence for both men and women. The Counselor will serve as part of a interdisciplinary team.  Assist in overall management of all programs and operations which includes:

  • Responsible for the case management of residents including timely documentation of progress reports or treatment plans, care reviews and discharge planning.
  • Participate in the intake process and completion of a psychosocial evaluation
  • Counsel residents in dealing more effectively with problem areas as documented on the treatment/service plan, as well as in day-to-day community issues.
  • Monitor and evaluate resident’s performance towards his/her treatment goals.
  • Communicate pertinent changes in resident status to other staff through case conference.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Reports to the Program Director.

Qualifications

  • OASAS credentialing as a counselor CASAC or CASAC-T credentialing will be considered with relevant experience background.
  • Cultural sensitivity demonstrated by relevant prior experience working with the population served by the Mid Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers Inc.
  • Knowledge of local resources and services.
  • Experience of at least one year working in the field of chemical dependency.
  • Maintenance of chemical dependency expertise through inservices/continuing education, supervision and/or case conferences.
  • A valid NYS driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.