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Admissions Specialist

Location:New York (Chelsea), NY
Salary Range:$44,832 ($24.63/hr)
Benefits:Full time employees receive a generous benefits package
Employment Type:Full Time
Program:Fred Cooper Substance Abuse Services Center
Description:Program Description: The Fred Cooper Substance Abuse Service Center (SASC), which is licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and funded by Medicaid and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, serves people with alcohol and substance abuse problems who are homeless or marginally housed. SASC also has services specifically designed for clients who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. One of a number of BRC’s low-threshold programs, SASC provides the setting and support necessary for severely dysfunctional chronic alcoholics and other substance abusers with poor treatment histories to have a reasonable chance of attaining long-term sobriety and stability in their lives.
Duties:Carry small caseload and facilitate groups
Responsible for intake process from engagement to admission to program
Some outreach and recruitment of clients from targeted community
Participate in interdisciplinary case planning team
Maintain statistics and client records
Assist w/ liaison between HRA and agency in placement of clients in treatment
Assist w/ outreach into community to expand referral base for substance abuse services
Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.

35 hours per week
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
May need to work an evening.

Qualifications:BA required, Masters preferred. CASAC preferred however will consider strong candidate who is credential eligible and will be testing within a six-month period of time. Bilingual–English/Spanish preferred. Computer literacy, oral and written communication skills required. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR.

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