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Substance Abuse (CASAC-T) BONUS $5,000

Center for Community Alternatives

Center for Community Alternatives

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Position Summary:

Provides behavioral health services to people with substance use disorder. Screens and assesses clients to determine the need for substance use treatment. Provides referrals to community-based organizations and coordinates care as needed. Responsible for facilitating therapeutic group and individual counseling sessions. Responsible for completing and maintaining detailed OASAS-compliant case records.

Direct Supervisor: Director of Behavioral Health Services

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intake interviews, biopsychosocial assessments, mental health screenings.
  • Formulate treatment plans and treatment plan reviews and schedule participants for services
  • Provide individual and group counseling services
  • Act as participant’s case manager, coordinating care within Crossroads and provide referrals to community-based resources (healthcare, social services, and administrative e.g. help obtain insurance)
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation in the electronic health record system
  • Collect samples for toxicology tests
  • Prepare monthly updates for court or other referring agencies
  • Participate in treatment team case reviews
  • Complete discharge documentation as needed
  • Participate in in-service and outside trainings
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


  • New York State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
  • Minimum of two years’ substance use counseling and case management experience
  • Experience working with people involved in the criminal legal / court system
  • Computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, data entry) is required; ability to use an electronic health record system required
  • Excellent clinical writing skills, including the ability to type clinical notes in the electronic health record system contemporaneously during sessions.
  • Relevant personal experience in terms of recovery and/or justice involvement, a plus

At CCA, we are committed to fair transparent pay, and we strive to provide competitive market-informed compensation. The successful candidate's salary is determined by the combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, experience, and geography.


  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 20 days of earned time off (ETO) for full-time staff, with the ability to use it after 90 days of employment.
  • Time off is earned starting on your first day.
  • 7 days of paid sick time
  • 100% paid family leave
  • 3% retirement contribution regardless of employee contribution, applicable to salary after the 1st 6 months of employment

CCA Website: HERE