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Outreach Development Corporation Over Night Counselor in Brentwood, New York

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Summary of Position:

The Overnight Substance Abuse Counselor is responsible for overseeing the health and welfare of all residents in the program.

Job Specific Criteria:

  • File all paperwork on a nightly basis.

  • Perform closing runs and document findings via the appropriate reporting system; SAC communication log, incident reports or 24 on-call supervisor.

  • Screen residents and their belongings returning from passes, medicals and court appointments in accordance with unit procedure.

  • Conduct health and welfare check and have runs in accordance with unit policy & procedures.

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

  • Participate in individual and group supervision.

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

  • Crisis interventions and follow up with incident, accident and/or elopement reports.

  • Create new resident clinical charts and screen new resident belongings.

  • Breakdown inactive clinical charts and maintain inactive charts.

  • Obtain urine samples for toxicology testing as directed by supervisor.

  • Participate in special family events throughout the year at Outreach House II.

  • Overall supervision and management of client population in the facilitation of the daily house schedule.

    Each role at Outreach has identified production and outcome goals. These goals may be stated as a number or as an outcome within an identified time frame. These goals are intended to provide each job holder the knowledge they need about expected performance. Accomplishments against these goals will be a discussion point in the annual evaluation.

    Standard Criteria:

  • Interacting with staff, clients, students and visitors in a courteous, professional and respectful manner that is consistent with the agency’s mission and values.

  • Producing accurate, neat and thorough work.

  • Prioritizing and planning work time efficiently; effectively managing competing demands and dealing with changes, delays and unexpected events.

  • Understanding and consistently complies with agency policy and procedures (including time and attendance, dress code, etc…).

  • Supporting a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that allows the employee to get along with clients, students, coworkers and supervisors.

  • Communicating (in writing as well as orally) clearly and concisely

  • Illustrating flexibility and adaptability in role and function when circumstances warrant; (demonstrates openness to assist in needed responsibilities in evolving situations).

  • Maintaining appropriate boundaries, ethics and professionalism; complying with agency, OASAS and other professional code(s) of ethics; seeking supervision when challenges arise.

    Location: Outreach House II, Ridgewood, NY 11385

    Work Schedule: Sunday to Thursday 11.30pm to 7.30am.

    For this Queens, NY position, the expected base salary is $33000 - $38000.

    Collaborates with:

    Program Director and other clinical staff

    Supervised by:

    House Manager or Assistant House Manager


    Experience working in a residential setting (treatment facility, hospital, group home, etc.).