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CASAC Specialist

Company: VNS Health
Location: East Meadow
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewProvides direct substance abuse counseling to chronically mentally ill clients in the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program in collaboration with the multidisciplinary staff off the ACT Program. Responsible for integrating dual-recovery treatment with the tasks of other ACT team members. Works under general supervision.Compensation:$23.17 - $28.96 HourlyWhat We Provide

  • Referral bonus opportunities - - - -
  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 20 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays - -
  • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability - - -
  • Employer-matched retirement saving funds - -
  • Personal and financial wellness programs--- - - -
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care------ -
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees - -
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement--- - - -
  • Internal mobility, generous tuition reimbursement, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities------What You Will Do
    • Assists with the development of the social work assessment of patients/families, placing special emphasis on substance abuse/usage issues.
    • Assists in the development of treatment plans and goals based on a diagnostic assessment of the presenting problems and historical information, the establishment of long-term goals and the administration of follow-up procedures.
    • Provides ongoing substance abuse services and/or collaborates with and refers to appropriate agencies.
    • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions.
    • Provides advocacy and assistance in obtaining entitlements and community services to patients/families and other caregivers.
    • Provides home visits to all clients as specified by the Program's level of service commitment and the client's needs.
    • Provides continuous evaluation of persons involved in treatment.
    • Assists staff, patients, families and other caregivers to understand substance abuse issues, entitlements and community resources.
    • Initiates and maintains written and verbal communications according to VNS Health Home Care policy and treatment goals.
    • Provides guidance, assistance and referrals to enable participants to maintain a life free from drug use both during and after completion of treatment.
    • Maintains productivity sufficient to meet VNS Home Care goals.
    • Performs established workflow procedures.
    • Acts as a liaison with other community agencies.
    • Participates in related VNS Home Care activities, e.g., utilization review, staff meetings, education programs, etc.
    • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications
      • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) required
      • Valid driver's license required
      • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field, or the equivalent work experience required
      • Master's Degree in Social Work preferred
      • Minimum of one year of training and/or experience in integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment required
      • Demonstrated skill or knowledge in substance abuse assessment and diagnosis, principles and practices of harm reduction, and application of stage-wise treatment and motivational interviewing strategies required
      • Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs. -

Keywords: VNS Health, New York , CASAC Specialist, Other , East Meadow, New York

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