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University of Rochester Sr Chemical Depend Counselor - 227591 in Rochester, New York

Sr Chemical Depend Counselor Job ID 227591

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Addiction Psych


8 AM-4:30 PM



To provide outpatient counseling services under direct supervision as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team caring for persons with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders (COD), as well as their families when indicated. This includes participation in the intake process, as well as individual therapy and group therapy as needed. The Senior CDC may have direct supervisory or mentoring responsibilities for Counselor Interns and non-senior Counselors within the Addiction Psychiatry Program. Reports to the assigned clinic’s Clinical Supervisor.

Age Range Served:

N/A Pediatric

X Adolescent

X Adult

X Geriatric


  • A. Direct Clinical 95%

  • Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team involving intake evaluation treatment. Coordinates care management services for patients particularly with the various APP ambulatory programs, CPEP, and the 3-9000 inpatient unit.

  • Evaluates drug and alcohol usage and determines level of care needed.

  • Provides direct clinical services to assigned patients for extended dispositional evaluation which may include taking a primary therapist and/or case management role; i.e., group and 1:1 therapy in the form of intensive groups or aftercare groups.

  • Documents evaluation, disposition, and as needed treatment in the patient’s chart in compliance with APP, Department, Hospital, and New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) policy.

  • May give lectures/talks on specific topics to patients, and their families.

  • Participates in on-call activities of the APP, including after hours and daily on-call, if necessary, particularly in liaison with Psych ED, Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison, Employee Assistance Program, etc.

    B. Indirect Clinical Activity 5%

  • Ensures that Hospital, Department and Chemical Dependence Counseling policies and procedures are implemented with regard to professional practice, patient care, and disposition training.

  • Provides supervision and consultation to Interns as assigned.

  • Attends CDC Discipline and Program staff meetings.

  • Participates in the routine committee processes and complies with departmental quality assurance and staff development activities.

  • Participates in activities of the programs including, but not limited to timely completion of statistical reports/forms, time sheets, and other hospital forms; Hospital and Division mandatory in-service training programs and UHS reviews.

Subscribes to the Department’s goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating patients/families, trainees, research subjects and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner with appropriate attention to cultural differences. Participates in available cultural competence events and trainings.


Master’s degree in a discipline related to human services and 1+ years of related experience in substance use disorder treatment setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified as a NYS Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) or (CASAC-T). If CASAC-T upon hire successful completion of examination to remove the (T (training)) designation must be completed within 12 months of hire.

This Sr. CDC position is seeking a candidate for the COD (co-occurring disorder) team, experience working with this population is preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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