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Health Counselor

Health Counselor

23.08 - 28.85 hourly

Our mission at Apicha Community Health Center is to provide high quality, equitable, whole person and culturally responsive care delivered in an inclusive and welcoming manner. Build and expand on our long tradition of care for AAPI, LGBTQ+ and persons living with HIV.

We are currently seeking a Health Counselor in our Manhattan location.


Position Summary: The Health Counselor is responsible for providing direct counseling and treatment education to assigned caseload of patients who are addicted to substances including crystal methamphetamine or any other mind/mood altering substances.


Qualifications:  High school diploma/GED with an active CASAC certification required within three (3) months of hire; A minimum of two (2) years of direct work experience with substance use, mentally ill, homeless or special needs population required. Experience may include verifiable internship and unpaid volunteer work; Strong socio-cultural identification with the target population or experience in working with target population strongly preferred; Appreciation of and commitment to Apicha’s mission and values; Excellent assessment, treatment planning, and problem-resolution skills are necessary; Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of EHR systems (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, eClinical Works); Excellent MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; Excellent customer service skills to assist in resolving member complaints; Must possess ability to interact with all levels of external and internal customers with a high level of professionalism and tact in representing Apicha CHC; Strong verbal and written communication skills – for both internal and external audience; Fluency in Spanish or one of Asian languages preferred; Ability to work effectively in both a collaborative as well as individual setting; Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends required.