Substance Use Disorder Counselor

1007 Quentin Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA Req #3282
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Make a bigger difference

Substance Abuse Counselor

At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.

Reasons you’ll love working with us:

  • If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here.  Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
  • We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.
  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live. 
  • Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.
  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.
  • You’ll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.

How you can make a bigger difference:

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program is an article 32 OASAS licensed outpatient program providing culturally affirming, evidence-based counseling and medication assisted treatment to adolescents and adults with SUD diagnoses and their families. Treatment approaches are trauma informed and individualized to the client and family. The program is part of the Midwood Brooklyn Hub, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center that serves all members of the community. As part of our person-centered approach, the program is open evenings and weekends to provide the community with optimal access to care

 Responsibilities include but, are not limited to:

  • Conducts comprehensive psychosocial evaluations of clients seeking substance use disorders treatment and incorporates feedback from families/collaterals, and other external sources in the information gathering process.
  • In collaboration with the client, family, and treatment team, develop treatment plan to help client achieve goals across multiple life domains, in addition to addressing substance use.
  •  Provide individual and group counseling for clients and their family members using trauma informed, evidence based interventions.
  • Provide care coordination to address identified needs and to help clients access care and services to support attainment of treatment plan goals.
  • Develop discharge plan and aftercare plan to ensure client is connected to the appropriate level of care and to support treatment gains.
  • Monitor response to treatment interventions through the use of urine toxicology screens, breathalyzers, and other screens to inform the treatment planning process.
  • Accurate and timely completion of all documentation.
  • Provide psychoeducation and training on substance use disorders to other Jewish Board programs and community groups
  • Other duties as assigned.


  NY State Credential in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC) required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Clinical Staff [300s]
  • Job Function Social Workers
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Min Hiring Rate $55,000.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 1007 Quentin Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA