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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. We are seeking an experienced and extremely motivated Full Time Primary Counselor to work in our adolescent residential program located at 16-14 Weirfield Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385. If you are passionate about empowering communities, enjoy working in high paced environments, and love office work; 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 7 times!
For over 25 years, Outreach’s Training Institute (OTI) has been an established leader in training the NYC workforce to become substance abuse and behavioral health counselors.

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.
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.



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 withadolescents 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.
Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to program planning
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Experience with AVATAR electronic health records a plus


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Posted on 02/05/18; CVMHA ID #11830