Services for the Underserved

Substance Use Specialist

Job Location US-NY-New York
BH -Treatment Services
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

The Substance Use Specialist provides substance abuse services and consultation as a member of a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team; this role is comprised of 80% field work, travel is required



  • Responsible for integrating dual-recovery treatment
  • Works with both mental health and substance abuse in conjunction with the tasks of other team members
  • Conducts assessments for substance abuse services
  • Conducts treatments in conjunction with the other team members
  • Responsibility for the recipients and for charting services
  • Responsible portion or all of creating the service plan
  • Responsible for ensuring revisions to the plan as the participant’s needs change
  • Advocating for the rights and preferences of the participant whenever possible
  • Will be on an on-call rotation and will back up the social worker



  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field preferred.
  • Certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as a Certified Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Counselor (CASAC).
  • Must have two or more years’ experience working with dually diagnosed individuals including the delivery of integrated services. 
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in MS Word/Excel. 
  • Ability to research material via the internet. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • NYS Driver’s license strongly preferred.

Effective August 30, 2021, unless granted a reasonable accommodation for disability, all new hires must show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  If hired for one of our city sponsored programs, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.

Company Overview

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others.  We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values:  respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement. 


S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals.


Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


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