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Substance Use Counselor (CASAC)

Location: Mt. Vernon, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jul 10, 2024

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Location: Mt. Vernon, NY  

Hours: M-F 9 am to 5 pm  

Rate of Pay: $25  

CASAC-T required at a minimum  

Maintain a caseload of 15-20 patients and perform casework responsibilities:  
  1. Perform intake interviews with patients to evaluate appropriateness for treatment, compile all information required to process the patient's request for service.
  1. Write complete and accurate Intake Bio-Psycho-Social assessment within required timeframe. Include the patient’s history in all areas, as well as an assessment of the influences and effects of dependencies.
  1. Establish collaborative relationships with patients within a supportive atmosphere to assist them in confronting drug related behavior and achieving sobriety.
  1. Know and use age-appropriate interventions with patients.
  1. Meets with patient as noted in treatment plan.
  1. Provide individual, group and family counseling.
  1. Strives to educate patients in all areas of substance abuse and recovery.
h.     Complete clinical / counseling records as required in accordance with The Guidance Center’s policies and procedures and in compliance with all relevant rules and regulations  
      i.  Develop multi-disciplinary treatment plans address individualized patient needs with realistic goals & objectives within required timeframe.  
      j.   Progress notes reflect problems, goals, objectives and interventions as described in  
 treatment plan, notes are accurate and completed within the time period allowed.  
       k.  Complete Discharge Summaries within the time period allowed.  
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of State & Federal laws as well as clinic policies and procedures:  
a.  Take an active role in keeping abreast of changes & updates in agency and CDTC policies and procedures.  
b.  Interpret clinic policies and regulations to patients and assist patients in adhering to them.  
c.  Maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with CFR Part 42.  
Coordinates patient care with all members of the treatment team:  
Represent patients and participate as a team member in Interdisciplinary Team meetings.  
Act as liaison to other community agencies and governmental organizations.  
Makes appropriate referrals to outside agencies in accordance with patient needs.  
Attend weekly group and individual supervision.  
Takes on other responsibilities as requested.  
Respects and supports decisions made by interdisciplinary team in regard to patient care.  
Act responsibly in following through on team decisions.  
Maintains a positive attitude in situations requiring conflict resolution.  
Demonstrates an understanding of specific issues/concerns for varying age and/or gender population served.  
Assess crisis situations in regard to patient care and reports pertinent observations to appropriate staff.  
Able to assess evidence of child abuse/neglect and/or domestic violence with prompt reporting to supervisor.  
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