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Substance Use Specialist  

About the Organization Concern Housing 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. Our workplace culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding innovative ideas. Diversity at our agency means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person's talent and strengths.  
Position Substance Use Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Surf Vets- Coney Island  
Salary $57,500-$60,000/yr.  
Days/Hours Monday and Thursday 1pm-9pm and 9am-5pm Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday  
Description

Concern Housing is looking for a Substance Use Specialist that will be 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 abuse and readiness for change

Identifying issues and helping the supportive tenants create recovery plans, in conjunction with Surf Vets Place 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 sessions

Referring the supportive tenants to veteran specific support groups in the community

Assessment, evaluation and intervention

Crisis Intervention

Reporting and record keeping

Consultation with other professionals

Setting up aftercare plans when necessary

Meeting with family members and providing guidance and support whenever necessary

Other duties as assigned by Program Director and Supervisor

Remain current with all Agency required compliance documents and trainings

Salary: $57,500-$60,000/yr.

 
Position Requirements

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

Concern Housing offers a generous benefit package which includes; Medical Insurance (Agency pays 80% of the premium), Affordable Voluntary Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Agency Sponsored Retirement Plan, Employee Sponsored 403(b) Retirement Plan, Agency Sponsored Life Insurance Coverage and an Excellent Paid Time Off Package. Concern encourages employee growth, offering Educational Assistance and Scholarship Programs, Licensure Reimbursement and Possible Internship/Clinical Supervision. Referral Bonuses are also available!

 
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.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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