Substance Abuse Counselor (Bilingual in Spanish)

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $55,000
Details: Exempt



Start Date


Application Deadline



92-31 Union Hall Street
Floor 6
New York
United States


About Fedcap:

Fedcap created opportunities for people with barriers to economic well-being. Each year, we offer an array of services through its four practice areas Education, Workforce Development, Occupational Health, and Economic Development—helping more than 100,000 individuals graduate from high school, obtain vocational certification or a college degree, become work ready, obtain meaningful employment and achieve economic well-being.

Position Overview:

A Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) interviews clients referred by New York City's HRA, applying clinical judgement to determine appropriate treatment needs and levels of care. Our CASAC's work with a variety of HRA - identified special client populations, and interact with treatment providers daily.

The Case Management Support Program (CMSP) is designed to provide services to Clients referred by New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) that have substance use disorders, are in transitional housing, have severe mental illness or other complicating behavior health issues. Services include CASAC assessment, treatment referrals, and intensive case management (field-based) to meet the complex and immediate needs of the Clients. Applying a Client-centered model, case managers would assist Clients toward achievement of: 1) Referral to substance use and/or mental health treatment; 2) Retention in substance use and/or other mental health treatment programs; 3) Income security by maintaining Case Assistance case continuity, gaining and retaining employment, or obtaining Federal Disability benefits.

Central Responsibilities:

  • Orient participants about program goals, objectives, rules and regulations, participant's obligations, participant's rights and program operations
  • Conduct face-to-face assessments on HRA-identified identified participants utilizing a standardized electronic assessment tool provided to determine whether the participant has a substance use problem; the type and severity of the substance use problem; and the level of job readiness of the participant
  • Determine the appropriateness of the level of care being currently provided by the treatment program for participants already in treatment, including relapse prevention
  • Review the treatment history utilizing available resources


  • Bilingual in Spanish (Required)
  • Must have an active NYS CASAC credential
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in a substance use treatment setting required
  • Associates degree in Social Work, Sociology, Criminal Justice is the minimum requirement. Bachelor's degree is preferred

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of substance use treatment including Methadone detoxification and withdrawal symptoms and the use of Naloxone
  • Excellent assessment, treatment planning and problem-resolution skills are necessary
  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Office products, knowledge of NYCWAY and STARS (Substance Abuse Tracking and Reporting System) is a plus
  • Strong writing skills; competencies in writing goal based/person centered treatment plans and progress notes as evidenced by successful completion of writing sample
  • Ability to participate in CPR and first aid training


Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b), Paid-Vacation, PTO, Sick time, etc.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish (Fluent)

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email your resume to Dorin Zayas.