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Substance Abuse Coordinator

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Inc. Manhattan Full-Time
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The Substance Coordinator provides substance abuse assessments, intervention, prevention and counseling to residents at Kaplan House. Additionally, the coordinator will refer, monitor and coordinate any and all substance abuse services that are provided in and outside of the program for current and former residents.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Completing substance abuse screening for all residents during the interview process, and as needed
  • Participating in treatment team meetings, clinical meetings and service planning development meetings for residents, including FASP reviews
  • Orienting new residents about drug education, prevention and treatment services available on and off site
  • Facilitating groups for residents around substance abuse issues based on the need of residents;
  • Clinical/case management for residents deemed higher risk for substance abuse related issues
  • Documenting individual and group work in all of the manual, and electronic health records (State system, Connections, My Avatar, Alltrac, critical incident reports etc.)
  • Collaborating with and educating staff on substance abuse issues as they relate clinically to residents behavior, functioning and risk
  • Identifying and implementing strategies for engaging residents in discussions regarding substance abuse and prevention
  • Creating safety plans, collaboratively with relevant staff, for residents when indicated by substance abuse/clinical assessments
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A Master’s degree with the ability to be licensed
  • CASAC or CASAC eligible with equivalent experience in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment a plus
  • Experience working with adolescents and young adults with substance abuse issues
  • Must have the physical ability to complete TCI training (therapeutic holds)

Skills required

Maintain Medical Record
Provide Support
Provide Focus Counseling
Provide Supportive Counseling
Provide Social Service


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Substance Abuse Coordinator
Estimated Salary: $51K
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