Job: Substance Abuse Counselor – HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Housing

Title Substance Abuse Counselor – HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Housing
Categories Substance Abuse Counselor
Location Bronx, NY
Job Information

Substance Abuse Counselors- HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Housing- Bronx, NY

Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City.  Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping  them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and, linguistic and acculturation barriers.

Our staff members work with a supportive team of supervisors and peers, receive in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development, and, are part of an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Substance Abuse Counselor determines the client’s needs for counseling and/or rehabilitation.  Responsibilities include assessments, provision of services – individual and group – coordination of services with providers within and outside Comunilife.   Monitoring and re-assessing client’s needs for treatment and community education on chemical dependency related issues. Conduct initial substance abuse assessments with case manager to assist in the development of the comprehensive service plans and establish long and short-term substance abuse related goals. Home visits and field work required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required with 2-3 consecutive years of work experience in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS issues. Valid New York State CASAC or CASAC-T Certificate preferred. Experience with HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, chronic mental illness, substance abuse individuals a plus.  Bilingual, English and Spanish preferred.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that includes:  health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: Please refer to the specific job title for which you are applying when submitting your application. Cover letters and resumes may also be faxed to Human Resources at 212-564-3445.

Comunilife is an equal opportunity employer.

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