Job Application - Catholic Charities Steuben/Livingston

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Counselor Assistant


The Counselor Assistant assists in the care of residents and, provides support with the daily operation of the facility. The counselor assistant provides person centered care coordination and case management to residents.



1.       Gets involved in resident’s daily activities, observes behavior and insures the maintenance of appropriate conduct.

2.       Provides for the safety and integrity of the facility and its residents at all times.

3.       Ensures all records are locked and medications are stored and monitored according to program policy. 

4.       Ensures the adherence of confidentiality regulations.

5.       Provides referral and care coordination services to residents and communicates with resident’s appropriate service providers.

6.       Provides psychoeducation and training to residents in living skills.

7.       Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with residents, staff, and community professionals and documents according to reporting and recordkeeping policies.

8.       Participates in the development and maintenance of the therapeutic community.

9.       Provides basic crisis management as needed and addresses concerns with appropriate clinical staff members and external treatment providers as appropriate.

10.   Transports residents in agency vehicles to program related activities.

11.   Uses the daily log and progress notes to communicate information gathered during assigned shifts.

12.   Provides screening, intake, and orientation services to residents.

13.   Co-facilitate groups with CASAC level or higher, as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor.

14.   Meets one on one with a caseload of residents for provision of case management services and prepares progress notes at least once per week reflecting on the goals and objectives of the resident’s service plan.  

15.   Provides comprehensive case management services and complete access to community services for legal, mental health, social services, vocational assessments, and misc. needs.

16.   Responsible to ensure compliant recordkeeping.

17.   Participates in supervision sessions actively and professional development/ training.

18.   Adheres to Agency policies and procedures, performs other related tasks as assigned.






Minimum of High School Diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree in Human Service related field, or CASAC-T preferred.

Two years of prior experience in substance abuse or related human service field required.

As per Justice Center recommendations, all counselor assistants must be 21 years of age or older.