Catholic Charities Community Services of New York Community Residence Counselor in Monticello, New York


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Community Residence Counselor

Location: Monticello, NY

FLSA Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Classification: Professional

Department: CCCS of Orange County / The Recovery Center

Office: Community Residence – Monticello

Reports to: Director of Community Residence

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Summary: The CR Counselor will provide treatment services and ongoing individual, and/or group counseling for individuals with alcohol and substance abuse disorders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Monitors residence for cleanliness, safety and client comfort.

  • Monitors clients’ behaviors to assure compliance with program rules, responsibilities and privileges and intervenes as indicated.

  • Offers guidance and direction to clients, assists clients with conflict resolution.

  • Provides educational lecture/discussions on addiction and relevant topics.

  • Observes and documents as clients self administer their medication.

  • Maintains a safe, orderly and clean workplace.

  • Maintains client confidentiality in accordance with program policy and procedures and State and Federal regulations.

  • Performs duties that correlate with the shift assignment.

  • Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings as requested.

  • Remains current by attending relevant seminars and workshops.

  • Provide probation/parole officers with monthly written progress report as required. Notify probation/parole in writing of clients’ weekly pass status.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Potential for unpredictable clients or clients under stressful situations that require consistent support.


Education and/or experience required:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Two (2) years’ minimum experience in alcoholism and substance abuse treatment.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  • CASAC or CASAC-T preferred.

  • Maintain full compliance with Federal confidentiality regulations governing substance abuse records as outlined in 42 CFR Part and with the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164).