Educational Alliance brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities. We are a place where everyone is welcome and where progress is powered one relationship at a time. We are proud of our legacy as a Jewish organization and we provide high-quality, transformational services and programs to all New Yorkers through our network of community centers on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. As we have for 130 years, we offer best-in-class programming–now across 15 sites—focusing on a mix of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and civic engagement.
Counsel and aid individuals who have substance use disorders in Pride Site, a New York State OASAS-certified residential treatment program—one of four programs in the newly constructed Center for Recovery and Wellness (CRW).
SCOPE OF INFLUENCE
•Provide individual case management and group counseling to adults with substance use diagnoses (and their families/significant others)
•Partner with referral sources, providing regular updates and progress on clients
•Partner with multi-disciplinary team in assessing diagnoses, planning treatment, providing individual and group counseling services, and offering clinical insight and expertise
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Clinical Services and Documentation (80%)
•Provide caseload with weekly individual case management and counseling sessions consistent with the individualized treatment plan
•Continuously assess appropriateness of current level of treatment, corresponding with LOCADTR and utilization review instruments
•Coordinate services with medical, mental health, and other social service providers ; communicate with on-site outpatient program to ensure clients on caseload are receiving and responding to clinical care in the outpatient program while residing in the treatment facility.
•Arrange and participate in multidisciplinary interventions for clients on caseload who may be struggling at current level of care and follow-up by assessing progress incrementally.
•Provide evidence-based group counseling to clients in the residential program.
•Complete detailed progress notes, comprehensive treatment plans, psychosocial assessments, discharge plans, and other required documentation in accordance with standards.
•Maintain accurate and organized clinical charts, engaging in pre-audits of charts to ensure compliance with OASAS and managed care standards.
•Send weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to HRA through the Substance Abuse Tracking and Reporting System.
•Check toxicology reporting portal daily to ensure any positive toxicology reports are communicated to supervisory staff, documented, and addressed with resident.
•Ensure that clients’ annual medical examinations and psychiatric evaluations are completed, completing referrals as needed.
•Contact any mandating agency and/or family contacts upon admission of new clients in a timely manner, and provide written/oral clinical updates as needed.
•Make collateral contacts for clients.
•Outreach to referral sources to expand network of clients.
•Supervision of CASAC-T or MSW Interns
•Attend staff meetings and trainings as required, as well as individual and group supervision.
•Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
•CASAC and Bachelor’s Degree
•LMSW or LMHC
•Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with SUD population
•Ability to multitask and handle challenging situations in a professional and courteous manner
•Must complete 30 hour OASAS Clinical Supervision training once hired to support quality supervision of interns
•Maintain confidentiality of records and information
•Willingness to work as part of a team
•Must be organized, self-motivated, a team player, and computer literate
•Ability to work with a diverse set of clients with differing presentations
•Ability to work professionally and empathetically with a diverse group of clients and staff.
Educational Alliance “Perks”
Discounts to programs at Educational Alliance
Comprehensive health insurance
Free gym membership at the Manny Cantor Fitness Center and free family membership at the 14th Street Y
Generous paid time off throughout the year
Company-funded cash benefit pension plan and other retirement planning opportunities
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.