Services for the Underserved

  • Substance Use Counselor

    Job Location US-NY-Bronx
    Behavioral Health
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Substance Use Specialist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing counseling to participants of an intensive residential treatment program. The Specialist will engage program participants in individual and group substance abuse counseling and facilitate Evidence Based Practice groups. The Specialist will document and maintain records as required and according to agency and OASAS regulations. Responsibilities also include providing crisis intervention services, referrals for psychiatric assessments, working with clients in developing treatment plans and identifying community based referrals for continued treatment upon move out.


    • CASAC preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree required 
    • Working knowledge of addiction and relapse process, understanding of mental health and domestic violence issues.
    • Good group experience, ability to handle crisis situations
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work as member of interdisciplinary team
    • At least two years’ work experience in addiction field in a residential setting
    • Bilingual a plus

    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting


    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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