About NYC Health Hospitals: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center is one of New York City’s premier acute care hospitals. Located in Downtown Bronx, Lincoln is a teaching hospital renowned for its Centers of Excellence, and a recognized industry leader in the implementation of state-of-the art medical technology and best practices. Our team of highly trained and caring medical professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care that is safe, compassionate, culturally competent and patient-centered. Comprehensive services are offered in three major primary care areas: Medicine, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health in addition to more than eighty (80) specialty services. At Lincoln, the safety and comfort of our patients is our number one priority. At NYC Health Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons. Visit us at www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/lincoln. Job Description: Purpose of Position: The Addiction Counselor serves as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team and participates in and/or leads the development and implementation of clinically sound, culturally relevant, and medically monitored treatment programs, case management, care coordination and other supportive and consultative services for patients in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment, in a sensitive and caring manner, and promotes the notion of recovery and self-sufficiency, as a goal of treatment. Ensures optimal utilization of resources and services and compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations and NYC Health Hospitals standards of care to improve outcomes and the patient experience. Under supervision, participates in and/or performs functions related to counseling, diagnostics, treatment, treatment planning, rehabilitation, assessment, intervention and other supportive services for patients in SUD treatment. The following are typical tasks for Addiction Counselors: Examples of Typical Tasks: 1. Conducts initial screenings and assessments of patients, and performs ongoing toxicology screenings to obtain pertinent information about SUD and Co-Occurring Disorder (COD) and develop psycho-social histories of patients to identify and isolate potential SUD and other specific patient problems; formulates appropriate diagnostic impressions; prepares accurate screening, intake, and assessment reports. 2. Facilitates and/or co-facilitates individual, group, and family counseling for patients admitted to a SUD treatment program, provides psycho-education, and conducts skills training classes. 3. Makes decisions and maintains required records regarding appropriate Level of Care (LOC) using patient-criteria tools, such as LOC for alcohol and drug treatment referral (LOCADTR), patient placement criteria system, to ensure that a patient in need of chemical dependence services is placed in the most clinically appropriate level of care. Minimum Qualifications: Any individual working in a NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)-Certified Treatment Program or newly-hired into the System in the title of Addiction Counselor in a NYC Health Hospitals health care setting must have proof of completion of OASAS “Supporting Recovery with Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT)” training. For Assignment to Level I 1. Valid Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) – Level 1 Certificate issued by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS); or 2. Is otherwise considered a Qualified Health Professional (QHP) based on licensure, certification and/or registration along with appropriate experience and/or training as defined in Section 800.3 (l) of the OASAS Treatment Services: General Provisions, Title 14 NYCRR Part 800 (https://www.oasas.ny.gov/regs/documents/800.pdf). Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.