Counselor-Substance Abuse-(HRA) West Farms

Bronx, NY 10460
United States
Job Description

Job Details

Bronx, NY
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$42,000.00 - $46,000.00 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services


Comunilife Inc. is looking for an experienced Substance Abuse Counselor for its congregate program in the Bronx. The Substance Abuse Counselor completes initial and annual substance abuse assessments for all clients, participates in the development of the initial service plan and its revisions, and provides individual, family and group substance abuse counseling and advocacy and referrals to community programs as needed. The Substance Abuse Counselor monitors clients’ attendance at programs and provides documentation of all contacts. The position is eligible to participate in Comunilife's generous benefits and paid time off package starting after 60 days of hire.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct initial and annual substance abuse assessments including substance abuse assessments. 

  • Collaborate with clients and staff in the development of the initial comprehensive service plans and plan revisions, including identifying mutually agreed upon long and short-term substance abuse related goals.

  • Provide individual, and group substance abuse counseling. 

  • Advocacy and referrals to community-based substance abuse programs as needed. 

  • Arrange for in-patient substance abuse treatment. 

  • Educate clients and staff  on harm reduction.


Education and Experience Requirement(s)

Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) or CASAC-T or LCSW with three (3) to five (5) years of substance abuse counseling experience.  Experience with individuals with HIV/AIDS, chronic mental illness, and/or chemical dependence and their families a plus.  Bilingual - Spanish, a plus.

Comunilife is an EEO employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.