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SASC - Substance Abuse Counselor

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Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC)


New York City, NY

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The Fred Cooper Substance Abuse Service Center (SASC), which is licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and funded by Medicaid and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, serves people with alcohol and substance abuse problems who are homeless or marginally housed. SASC also has services specifically designed for clients who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. One of a number of BRC's low-threshold programs, SASC provides the setting and support necessary for severely dysfunctional chronic alcoholics and other substance abusers with poor treatment histories to have a reasonable chance of attaining long-term sobriety and stability in their lives.\r
Full time, 35 hours per week\r
Monday - Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm\r
One late night 11:00pm-7:00pm\r
DUTIES:Manage client caseload. Intake screening and referral, individual and group counseling, assist with maintaining therapeutic milieu, maintenance of timely and accurate clinical documentation, case management and escorting clients for advocacy when needed. Some outreach work as needed and related duties as assigned. \r
QUALIFICATIONS:MSW or CASAC-T License required. LMHC or LMSW preferred. Bilingual (Spanish\/English) preferred, knowledge of alcoholism treatment and familiarity with 12-step programs. Basic Computer Literacy required.\r
BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers.  With a $77 million budget and over 800 employees, BRC has 27 programs throughout the New York City area that work together to form a seamless continuum of caring and effective services to meet all of a client's needs. We employ a holistic approach, helping clients achieve health, wellness, and economic self-sufficiency, offering an array of housing and services for more than 10,000 of New York's neediest residents.  BRC has an entrepreneurial culture with a track record of innovation.  BRC is highly successful and has been recognized for it, most recently as a winner of the NY Community Trust's Nonprofit Excellence Award and as a national finalist for the Drucker Prize for innovative management.  Staff at BRC works together collaboratively to address some of the greatest social challenges of our City and does so using a compassionate and respectful approach.  In our most recent survey, 95% of our employees said they would recommend BRC as a good place to work.   For more information about BRC, please see our website at\r

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For decades, the streets of the Bowery, Manhattan's skid row, were filled with down and out individuals hung-over, panhandling, homeless and without hope. In 1971, a small group of these men came together and bravely decided to change their lives through recovery, caring professional support, and community action. The Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) was born. BRC's legacy still resonates in our programs and the people we serve, even as both have grown and changed, adapting to the needs of those we serve. BRC is where change happens where individuals change their lives and where our programs adapt in response to new challenges and changing needs. We engage men and women who have serious and complex problems at a point when they are ready to take the risk inherent in trying to turn their lives around. Our programs empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to permanently overcome poverty, addiction, physical and mental illness, homelessness, and unemployment.

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