Job Application - Alcohol & Drug Council Of Tompkins Co

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Chemical Dependency Clinician - Inpatient

PCN: Multi 
Classification: Full Time; Salaried Non-Exempt; 12-month 
Department: Residential Programs
Reports to: Residential Program Director

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a qualified health professional as defined by OASAS (CASAC-T or higher) with at least one (1) year of experience or satisfactory completion of a training program in the treatment of addiction. Relevant residential experience and/or experience in substance use disorders/mental health treatment required. LMSW or LCSW desired. Competency with computers required. Foundational understanding or familiarity with crisis interventions, working with special populations, medication assisted treatment, trauma-informed care, quality improvement, and OASAS policies and procedures desired.

The Inpatient Clinician is part of an interdisciplinary team and provides services in a manner that is person-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed. This role serves as a primary counselor for residents and uses OASAS-approved, validated screening instruments for co-occurring mental health conditions and behavioral health risks including suicide risk and referral for associated mental health conditions. Successful candidates will demonstrate advanced communication and organizational skills as well as excellent reasoning and interpersonal skills.

Recovering people applying as staff must have a minimum of two years free of alcohol and drug use. 


  • Adhere to all NYS-OASAS and agency requirements and regulations concerning client care and chart compliance;
  • Prepare and maintain records and case files for each resident, including documentation such as residents' personal and eligibility information (ie completion of LOCADTR 3.0 assessment), services provided, narratives of resident contacts, or other relevant correspondence;
  • Maintain contact with referral sources, as needed;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Chemical Dependency Clinician role and skills in the competencies of the Addictions Counselor as defined by the twelve (12) core functions and global criteria;
  • Complete patient discharge and safety planning, including the identification of service needs and setting up any necessary post-discharge treatment appointments;
  • Communicate with insurance companies during the patient admission process and assist with the concurrent review process to ensure continuation/extension of patient treatment, if indicated;
  • Coordinate, train, supervise, and manage resident activities with respect to treatment and recovery goals;
  • Draw on social work experience and collaborate with treatment teams to develop, implement, monitor, and review patient-centered individualized treatment/recovery plans, including individual, group, and family counseling;
  • Collaborate with treatment teams and meet regularly to monitor, evaluate, record, and review residents' needs and progress in order to accomplish treatment and recovery goals;
  • Facilitate activities of daily living, community meetings, engagement, and carry out treatment planning in milieu;
  • Provide therapeutic interactions to foster residents' social, cognitive and behavioral skills development;
  • Counsel residents in individual or group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, deal with substance abuse, recovery from illness, and adjust to life or make changes (often involves overlap with mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse);
  • Counsel or aid family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or supporting their loved one;
  • Interview residents, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate their mental or physical condition(s);
  • Interview residents, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate their mental or physical condition(s);
  • Assist with general oversight of milieu staff;
  • Develop patient-directed Relapse Prevention and/or Harm Reduction Plans that fit residents' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals;
  • Participate with staff and, as necessary, other services and agencies to assure the development, management and implementation of comprehensive services for each resident, reflecting both substance use issues and other habilitation or rehabilitation needs;
  • Other duties as directed and assigned.

Compensation: Competitive; $44,000.00-55,000.00/yr commensurate with experience;

Excellent benefits include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Identity Protection, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, 403(b) Retirement, 403(b) employer matching, and exciting opportunities for professional development.

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, amnesty status, veteran status, or disability.

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc. is a STAR LRP-approved facility and a Certified Living Wage Employer