Services for the Underserved

Sr Substance Use Specialist, ACT

Treatment Services
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.


Purpose: To provide substance abuse services and consultation as a member of a mobile multi-disciplinary treatement team.



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

Any other duties assigned by the Program or Designee


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


  • Master's degree in Human Services or related field required
  • Certification by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as a Certified Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Counselor (CASAC) required
  • Valid Driver's License in New York State preferred
  • Must have experience working with dually diagnosed individuals including the delivery of integrated services
  • Able to commit to 70-90% field work, travel throughout the boroughs to provide services in the clients' home and other settings 




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