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Primary 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 a Full Time Primary Counselor to work in our adolescent residential program located at 16-14 Weirfield Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385. The program services a male and female population between the ages of 13-18 years. The program's population is 81% male & 19% female.

The Primary Counselor is responsible for the delivery and implementation of long term supervision, support and clinical services to a population of chemically dependent adolescents with co-occurring and mental health problems . The Primary Counselor serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Easily accessible via the L and M trains.

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!

Schedule Options Are:

Option 1: Monday and Friday, 2 PM to 10 PM; Tuesday, 7 AM to 3 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM, days off Wednesday and Thursday

Option 2: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, 8 AM to 4 PM, days off Monday and Tuesday

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

•Provides weekly caseload group sessions to assist residents in developing and obtaining goals, including those noted in the treatment plan.

•Provides bi-weekly individual counseling session to assist resident in developing and obtaining goals, including those noted in the treatment plan.

•Initial and ongoing screening of resident and resident property in accordance with unit procedure.

•Document and chart all aspects of resident progress through the use of plans, progress notes and other agency forms and tools.

•Document, facilitate and supervise daily group formats.

•Supervise clients in self-medication (under supervision).

•Participate in both individual and group supervision.

•Communicate all pertinent information, incidents and emergencies using the appropriate system including the SAC communication log, incident reports and 24 hour on-call supervisor.

•Provide crisis interventions 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.

•Other duties as assigned



•Advanced degree required; LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or higher preferred

•CASAC, masters level candidate, or limited permit with relevant experience will be considered

•2-3 years of experience with substance abuse disorders

•1-2 years of experience working with adolescents with co-occurring and mental health problems

•1-2 years of experience working in in an OASAS funded facility a plus

•Commitment to providing quality services and outcome driven performance measures.

•Excellent organizational management skills with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance clinicians, set and achieve program objectives.

•Strong networking and public relations skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders, populations, and cultures.

Keywords and Relatable Skills:
•Behavioral Health
•Direct care
•Primary counselor
•Recovery Specialist
•Adolescent Specialist
•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


Human Resources
fax: 718 849 1093

Please visit the Career Page of our website: to apply on-line

Posted on 12/20/17; CVMHA ID #11690