Director, OASAS Clinic & Substance Abuse Services

Job Type

Full Time




446 West 33rd Street
New York
United States


The Director, OASAS Clinic and Substance Abuse Services provides oversight and leadership to OASAS licensed substance abuse services, maintaining a strong departmental culture that is client centered, outcome-oriented, data-driven, and dedicated to continuous quality improvement.  Responsible for administrative, supervisory and clinical management of the Article 32 OASAS outpatient program and assumes the function of the Clinic Director within that program. The Director oversees coordination of seamless substance abuse treatment, support, and prevention services, ensuring all regulations are met, services are properly documented and quality assurance and improvement are appropriate. The Director also oversees grant programming applicable to outpatient substance abuse services, specifically the Opioid Overdose Prevention Programming and the GMHC Smoking Cessation initiative, among others.

Essential Job Functions

The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job:

  • Maintain primary responsibility over the clinical and quality management of the OASAS clinic and substance abuse services. Ensure that all providers and services are in compliance with OASAS, State of New York, and grant-funder rules and regulations, program policies and procedures and agency policies and procedures
  • Develop treatment modalities consistent with OASAS and grant-funded regulations to ensure evidence-based, culturally competent, trauma-informed substance use disorder treatment of highest possible quality. Oversee admission and discharge process, treatment planning and case conferences for all clients being treated
  • Related to clinic services, work collaboratively with other staff to ensure an integrated service plan is in place and is supported by all staff to address the continuum of substance abuse treatment and medical care; work with Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to coordinate referrals, diagnostic findings, treatment interventions, and treatment plan development and review
  • Supervise counseling staff (social workers, mental health counselors, CASACs, and interns) to ensure high quality provision of Harm Reduction services to the client population
  • Effectively manage psychiatric crises, labor management issues, and program audits
  • Implement and maintain Triad Management systems and tools

Other Responsibilities

The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:

  • Determine program needs, priorities, and directions based on sound planning and analysis of community need
  • Implement quality assurance activities, including chart reviews and the development and improvement of resources and policies and procedures
  • Assist with hiring and onboarding of new staff into Substance Abuse Department
  • Collaborate with Director of Women’s Care and Substance Abuse Services to ensure cross-coverage of programming, understand grant requirements and deliverables, and facilitate smooth hand off of clients transitioning between programs when applicable
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Certification

  • Advanced clinical degree with professional New York State license required (e.g., LCSW, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist)
  • CASAC license a plus

Special Skills and Knowledge

In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ post-licensure experience in the chemical dependence field, one (1) of which must be in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience coordinating and/or directing an OASAS licensed substance abuse outpatient program
  • Expertise in clinical supervision, administration, program development, and OASAS regulations is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to treating those with chemical dependency and especially with co-occurring disorders
  • Demonstrated competence to handle issues such as domestic violence, trauma, and interactions among populations with co-occurring disorders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Advanced skills in Office Suite, ie. Outlook, Word, and Excel

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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