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University of Rochester Sr Chemical Depend Counselor - 227837 in Rochester, New York

Sr Chemical Depend Counselor Job ID 227837

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry M&D Addiction Psych




Position Summary:

As part of the SUD-PC team, facilitating access to treatment for persons with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders (COD). This is a mobile team that would provide services throughout the URMC network, inpatient and outpatient. This position conducts screening and assessment for individuals seeking treatment and making appropriate referrals for all levels of care. Provides direct clinical services for adults, young adults and adolescents.


Direct Clinical

Conducts substance use intakes throughout the URMC network including off-site locations. This includes direct patient interviews and toxicology screening. Assists patients through the admission process to treatment. Provides assessment and individual therapy treatment for patients. Participates in safety planning and treatment plan development. Performs other duties as assigned, assessing patients for physical and behavioral signs of drug/alcohol use, performing BAC tests and Narcan training as needed. Must possess skills in interviewing and engaging patients and experience in diagnosing substance use disorders using the DSM-V. Demonstrates a working knowledge of various levels of care, referral processes and medication-assisted treatment.

Indirect Clinical Activity

The SUD-PC Sr. CDC works with fellow team members to manage incoming referrals from the initial point of contact. Tasks include chart review, gathering and reviewing information from referring providers and patients, accessing work queues, conducting phone screens, scheduling patients, relaying pertinent information to providers involved in the care, searching databases such as ISTOP, conducting reports and attending team meetings. Works closely with Suboxone providers in the stabilization program. Requires strong skills in record keeping and communication.


Master’s Degree in a discipline related to human services and 1+ year of related experience in substance use disorder treatment setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified as a NYS Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) or (CASAC-T). If CASAC-T upon hire successful completion of examination to remove the (T (training)) designation must be completed within 12 months of hire.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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