Substance Abuse Counselor with BRC's Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (Detox)
- Job posted by Bowery Residents' Committee
131 West 25th Street
BRC's Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (CDCC) offers 32 beds of supportive inpatient detoxification services for homeless men and women. These services are licensed by NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The CDCC program provides medical services, individual and group motivational counseling, didactic health and substance abuse education, and therapeutic activities. In December 2014, CDCC added medically supervised withdrawal services its existing medically monitored withdrawal services, allowing the program to serve clients with a broader range of medical needs.
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Manage a client caseload. Perform intakes, provide substance abuse counselling, referral, placements, bio-psychosocial assessments, evidence based treatment plans, and crisis intervention. Run substance abuse groups and work with a multidisciplinary team including MD, RN, LPN, CASAC and LCSW. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.
H.S. diploma/ GED and CASAC or CASAC-T required. Knowledge of OASAS rules and regulations, and be able to maintain accurate and timely billable clinical documentation. Bilingual (Spanish/ English) preferred. Basic computer literacy required. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR.
BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers. With a $77 million budget and over 800 employees, BRC has 27 programs throughout the New York City area that work together to form a seamless continuum of caring and effective services to meet all of a client's needs. We employ a holistic approach, helping clients achieve health, wellness, and economic self-sufficiency, offering an array of housing and services for more than 10,000 of New York's neediest residents. BRC has an entrepreneurial culture with a track record of innovation. BRC is highly successful and has been recognized for it, most recently as a winner of the NY Community Trust's Nonprofit Excellence Award and as a national finalist for the Drucker Prize for innovative management. Staff at BRC works together collaboratively to address some of the greatest social challenges of our City and does so using a compassionate and respectful approach. In our most recent survey, 95% of our employees said they would recommend BRC as a good place to work. For more information about BRC, please see our website at www.brc.org.
Minimum Education Required