Services for the Underserved

  • Sr Substance Use Specialist (CASAC), ACT

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Treatment Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Sr. 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 be responsible for integrating dual-recovery treatment working with both mental health and substance abuse in conjunction with the tasks of other team members.


    Additionally the Sr. Substance Uaw Counselor will;


    • 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


    • 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 



    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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