Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) (LOP431) in Queens, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Queens, NY
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Volunteers of America, Inc. (VOA, Inc.) is a national, faith-based human services organization that was founded in New York City in 1896 and has remained at the forefront of social service ever since, helping individuals and families in need overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy and productive lives in the community. The largest of the affiliates, Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) serves tens of thousands of men, women, and children in need every year, through 80 programs staffed by 1,300 skilled and dedicated staff, throughout New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-GNY’s life-changing, often life-saving work impacts the lives of individuals and families who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness, families recovering from domestic violence, children with developmental delays, individuals living with HIV/AIDS or behavioral health issues, older adults and veterans struggling to reintegrate. VOA, Inc. is one of the largest providers of permanent, supportive housing in the United States. VOA-GNY is the largest provider of supportive housing for veterans in New York, and is committed to addressing the needs of the community with compassion, creativity, respect, and therapeutic models that inform our work.

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor provides direct counseling, guidance and case management services to clients with specific substance abuse problems. The Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor participates in delivery of social services to all clients of the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) by NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one year working with the homeless population. Clean and valid N.Y driver’s license. 

Supervisory Role:

This position has supervisory responsibilities

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Identify and engage homeless individuals and complete substance abuse/alcohol assessments.

  2. Provide substance abuse counseling, education on addiction and harm reduction.

  3. Provide education on available services related to detox and rehabilitation for recovery and make appropriate referrals

  4. Work with clients to develop achievable plans for housing placements.

  5. Maintain linkages with community treatment providers.

     6.  Complete accurate and comprehensive service delivery reports

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled.