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Poughkeepsie, New York

Counselor Full Time

Looking to hire Full Time Counselors.  Must have one of the following credentials. 

Duties:  

  • Provide counseling, case management, and advocacy for a caseload of individuals living in OASAS residential treatment service.
  • Timely documentation of progress notes, psycho-socials, treatment plans, discharge planning and other required paperwork.
  • Monitor and evaluate resident’s performance of his/her treatment, educational, vocational, and rehabilitation goals.
  • Assist and oversee residents with self-administration of medication.
  • Administer routine and random breathalyzer tests and rapid multi-panel drug screens.
  • Conduct routine and random searches of resident’s personal property.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Qualifications

  • OASAS credentialing as a counselor CASAC, (CASAC-T credentialing will be considered with relevant experience/background) Or,
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Creative Arts Therapist
  • Extensive knowledge of local resources and services.
  • Experience of at least two years working in the field of chemical dependency.
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