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Per Diem Substance Abuse Counselor

Outreach Development Corporation


As one of the leading providers in behavioral health services, Outreach offers an exciting, high-energy, rewarding work environment. Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Per Diem Substance Abuse Counselor for Outreach House I located at 16-14 Weirfield Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Easily accessible via the L and M train. If you are passionate about empowering communities & enjoy working in high paced environments; then this might be a great match for you!

Outreach Fun Fact: Outreach was named one of The Best Companies to Work for in New York State in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017!

Outreach House I is an adolescent residential substance abuse treatment program. Per Diem Substance Abuse Counselors are called in on an as-needed basis. Due to the 24 hour nature of the facility, available shifts may vary and may include day, afternoon, evening, overnight and/or weekends.


Per diem Counselors are called in on an as-needed basis. Available shifts may include days, evenings, weekends and overnights.

The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Initial and ongoing screening of resident and resident property in accordance with unit procedures.
•Documenting and charting all aspects of resident's progress through the use of plans, progress notes and other agency forms and tools.
•Documenting, facilitating and supervising daily group formats.
•Supervising clients in self-medication (under supervision).
•Participating in both individual and group supervision.
•Communicating all pertinent information, incidents and emergencies using the appropriate system including SAC communication log, incident reports and 24 hour on call supervisor.
•Providing crisis intervention and follow up including documentation of the incident, accident and/or elopement reports.
•Overall supervision and management of client population in the facilitation of the daily house schedule.


•Previous experience working in an adolescent group home
•Previous experience working in a therapeutic community or residential facility
•Previous experience in childcare, non-secure and/or other types of residential experience
•Previous experience working in a hospital setting or sleep away camps
•Previous experience in community management and monitoring daily routines
•CASAC-T, CASAC or higher preferred
•Position requires standing for long periods of time in order to ensure proper floor supervision of clients

Keywords and Relatable Skills:

•Direct care
•Primary counselor
•Milieu Counselor
•Direct Care Support Professional
•Case Manager
•Residential Floor Manager
•Operations Manager
•House Management
•Residential rehabilitation for teenagers/ adolescent
•Managing counselors
•Managing Community
•Community Management
•Hall Monitor/Camp Counselor
•Senior Floor SAC
•Supervising Floor SAC
•SAC Senior Supervisor
•SAC Managing Supervisor
•Substance Abuse Supervising Manager
•Residential Operations Manager


Based on credential and experience


Apply for Per Diem/Direct Care/Substance Abuse Counselor $15/hr using the link below:

Posted on 10/25/17; CVMHA ID #11514