Volunteers of America, Inc. (VOA, Inc.) is a national, faith-based human services organization that was founded in New York City in 1896 and has remained at the forefront of social service ever since, helping individuals and families in need overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy and productive lives in the community. The largest of the affiliates, Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) serves tens of thousands of men, women, and children in need every year, through 80 programs staffed by 1,300 skilled and dedicated staff, throughout New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.
VOA-GNY’s life-changing, often life-saving work impacts the lives of individuals and families who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness, families recovering from domestic violence, children with developmental delays, individuals living with HIV/AIDS or behavioral health issues, older adults and veterans struggling to reintegrate. VOA, Inc. is one of the largest providers of permanent, supportive housing in the United States. VOA-GNY is the largest provider of supportive housing for veterans in New York, and is committed to addressing the needs of the community with compassion, creativity, respect, and therapeutic models that inform our work.
The Substance Abuse Counselor provides direct counseling, guidance and case management services to clients with specific substance abuse problems. The counselor participates in delivery of services to all clients as needed.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field and certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC).
1. Provide appropriate counseling services to individuals with specialized needs as defined in the service plan, including intake and assessment where required.
2. Develop service plans with clients that address individualized needs.
3. Maintain client records.
4. Maintain linkages with community treatment providers.
5. Complete accurate and comprehensive service delivery reports.
6. Conduct individual and group counseling sessions.
7. Serve as a resource to staff on substance abuse issues.
EFFECT ON END RESULTS
1. Clients receive appropriate services designed to support their stabilization in the community.
2. Progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment to meet changing needs.
3. Client records are accurate and up to date.
4. Clients have access to community treatment providers.
5. Reports are submitted in a timely and professional manner.
6. Clients participate in the appropriate counseling sessions, both individual and group sessions as needed.
7. Staff understand substance abuse issues receive information needed to provide the best service to their clients.
Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled.