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Substance Abuse Counselor 

About the Organization Concern for Independent Living, Inc. is a non-profit agency committed to helping individuals and families to live in the community with dignity and enhanced opportunities through the provision of housing and support services. We are one of the largest housing agencies of this kind in New York State, currently serving approximately 1,300 individuals and families in over 240 locations. Concern offers a variety of housing options with individualized support services designed to support personal growth and independence.  
Position Substance Abuse Counselor  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Port Jefferson Station  
Days/Hours Monday-Friday; 12pm-8pm  

ATTENTION: Most agency program positions are currently approved to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now!

The Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for providing support and assisting the supportive tenants recovering from substance use issues at various stages of change.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with supportive tenants to evaluate their substance use and readiness for change
  • Working with the individual(s) to identify challenges and helping the supportive tenants create recovery plans, in conjunction with other Liberty Station support staff
  • Providing recovery based education to supportive tenants and staff utilizing OASAS best practices.
  • Teaching coping mechanisms and relapse prevention skills
  • Leading group/individual educational and group support sessions
  • Making referrals to support groups within the community
  • Conducting assessment, evaluation and intervention
  • Providing Crisis Intervention
  • Maintaining accurate and timely documentation
  • Other duties as assigned by Director or Supervisor
  • Remain current with all Agency required compliance documents and trainings
Position Requirements

Requires a Bachelor’s degree or CASAC plus 2 years’ experience in Social Work or other mental health environment. 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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