Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc.
Position Title: Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
650 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
County: Kings (Brooklyn)
Contact Name: Mr. Troy Owens
Contact Phone: 7182153507
Contact Fax: 718-596-9889
CHCANYS Member Info: CHCANYS – NYC
Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC)
BROOKLYN PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER, INC., a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has immediate openings for a number of Full-Time (40 hours a week) and one (1) Part-Time Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC).
This position requires initiative and the use of independent judgment to, amongst other responsibilities:
Manage the care of patients in collaboration with the practice team to emphasize a team-
Interview as well as screen patients, review records and communicate relevant information to
Counsel patients in individual sessions to assist them in coping with substance abuse problems.
Counsel and help family members and/or partners to aid patients in supporting, and
Monitor, evaluate, and record patient progress with that of treatment goals.
Collaborate with nurses, physicians, and counselors as well as behavioral health personnel to
Refer patients and/or family members to community resources/treatment facilities for
Other Responsibilities: Participate in in-service training and continuing education programs that are appropriate to job responsibilities; Provide monthly statistics to the Social Work Department to account for time and activities performed; Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.
B.A. Degree and New York State C.A.S.A.C. with at least one year’s experience working within the substance abuse field providing treatment.
New York Certification
Experience working with underserved populations including those living with HIV/AIDS, MSM, LGBTQ, as well as those formerly incarcerated.
Thorough knowledge of principles, procedures, and methods for addiction from a bio-psycho-social perspective.
At least one year of experience in a community-based health care facility from a bio-psycho-social perspective.
Excellent interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills.
Computer literate and experience with electronic health records.
Ability and willingness to work on a team.
Commitment to community health care.
Pleasing, friendly and energetic personality.
Troy Owens, MA
Compensation Range: Commisserate with Experience
Compensation Type: Hourly
Travel Desired: No Travel
Job Type: Other
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