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New York State Civil Service Addictions Counselor Assistant (Hourly) - M.A. Stutzman ATC in Buffalo, New York

Agency Addiction Services and Supports, Office of

Title Addictions Counselor Assistant (Hourly) - M.A. Stutzman ATC

Occupational Category Health Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade Hourly

Bargaining Unit ISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $21.53 to $21.53 Hourly

Employment Type Per Diem

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation All shifts needed. Variable schedule.

Hours Per Week 19

Workday

From 12 PM

To 12 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address M.A. Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center

360 Forest Avenue

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14213

Minimum Qualifications An associate degree with a specialization in Alcoholism, Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependency OR one year of full-time employment in a field requiring the application of communication skills and one year of experience in a direct treatment capacity working in an addiction treatment setting.Substitutions: 30 college credits in a human services field may be substituted for the one year of communication experience; 10 college credits in specific alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency courses may be substituted for the one year of specialized experience; 150 clock hours of relevant addictions for CASAC credential eligibility may be substituted for the one year of specialized experience.NOTE: Candidate(s) must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.

Duties Description The Addictions Counselor Assistant serves as a member of the ATC’s multidisciplinary treatment team and works under the supervision of an Addiction Counselor performing duties related to the care and counseling of clients. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following: • Assists with individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, treatment and discharge planning and clinical activities as assigned.• Assists in developing, assessing, and modifying individual treatment plans by providing information gathered through direct observation and discussion with patients. • Provides coordination of care with referral sources regarding admission and discharge, including referrals for aftercare. • Completes required client and facility documentation both electronic and paper as appropriate. • Conducts and monitors recreational, vocational, and social activities as needed.• Assists with patient transportation, room searches, and urine toxicology collection. • Prepares room and client supplies for new admissions (bedding, bath, etc.)• Conducts routine rounds and documents observations.• May provide training or guidance to newer or sporadic (hourly/contract) peers, particularly in relation to the routines, procedures, and policies of the ATC. • May complete insurance calls and documentation regarding coordination of care with financial/insurance entities.• Monitors clients and ensures building safety and security.• Participates in meal preparation and distribution.• Communicates shift change information as appropriate to facilitate smooth transition.• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Comments OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) are Tobacco Free Facilities. Background Investigation Requirements: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) that includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Bureau of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 457-2963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address Recruitment@OASAS.NY.GOV

Address

Street NYS OASAS

1450 Western Ave.

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203

Notes on Applying If interested in this position, please email your resume to recruitment@oasas.ny.gov. Please be sure to include Reference Code BG/hourlyACA/18995/Stutzman. Failure to include this code could result in your application not being processed.

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