Services for the Underserved

Substance Use Specialist

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.



Position Summary:  

The Substance Use Specialist provides substance abuse services and consultation as a member of a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team in a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). "CCBHCs are designed to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder services, particularly to vulnerable populations with the most complex needs".



  • 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

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field required
  • Complete CASAC required
  • 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 and have the ability to research material via the internet
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Driver’s license valid in NYS preferred
  • The ideal candidate will be creative, innovative, open to change and willing to contribute new ideas




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