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


Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Addiction Psych




General Description:

To provide outpatient counseling services under direct supervision as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team caring for persons with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders (COD), as well as their families when indicated. This includes participation in the intake process, as well as individual therapy and group therapy as needed. The Senior CDC may have direct supervisory or mentoring responsibilities for Counselor Interns and non-senior Counselors within the Addiction Psychiatry Program.


Direct Clinical

Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team involving intake evaluation treatment. Coordinates care management services for patients particularly with the various APP ambulatory programs, CPEP, and the 3-9000 inpatient unit.

Evaluates drug and alcohol usage and determines level of care needed.

Provides direct clinical services to assigned patients for extended dispositional evaluation which may include taking a primary therapist and/or case management role; i.e., group and I: I therapy in the form of intensive groups or aftercare groups.

Documents evaluation, disposition, and as needed treatment in the patient's chart in compliance with APP, Department, Hospital, and New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) policy.

May give lectures/talks on specific topics to patients, and their families.

Participates in on-call activities of the APP, including after hours and daily on-call, if necessary, particularly in liaison with Psych ED, Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison, Employee Assistance Program, etc.

Indirect Clinical Activity

Ensures that Hospital, Department and Chemical Dependence Counseling policies and procedures are implemented with regard to professional practice, patient care, and disposition training.

Provides supervision and consultation to Interns as assigned.

Attends CDC Discipline and Program staff meetings.

Participates in the routine committee processes and complies with departmental quality assurance and staff development activities.

Participates in activities of the programs including, but not limited to timely completion of statistical reports/forms, time sheets, and other hospital forms; Hospital and Division mandatory in-service training programs and UHS reviews.


Master’s Degree in a discipline related to the human service field and 1-2 years of related experience (more than five years of related experience in drug/alcohol dependence treatment preferred), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. New York State certification as Credentialed Alcoholism Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) required.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Sr Chemical Depend Counselor

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 210114

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time