Behavioral Health Services North, Inc.

Job 176343 - Addiction Counselor
Plattsburgh, NY

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Job Details

Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Employment Type: Part-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Assists the community residents in maintaining sobriety/abstinence skills as they transition towards a drug-free life.  All shifts are “stay awake” shifts. 

  • Provides supportive and educational group/individual counseling
  • Documents all services in accordance with Federal/State regulations and BHSN policies/procedures
  • Observes the self-administration of medication according to established protocols
  • Coordinates services with primary care providers and chemical dependency treatment for residents
  • Develops and documents service plans
  • Performs drug screenings
  • Supports residents with case management needs including, but not limited to transportation, linkage to other services, care coordination and discharge planning
  • Participates in meetings as scheduled
  • Assists with training new staff members
  • Additional duties as assigned within scope of job description


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Experience in or knowledge of addiction/chemical dependency field preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to climb stairs; ability to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Valid NYS driver’s license, acceptable to insurance carrier, for required local travel
  • CASAC-T certification must be obtained within 2 years of employment; CASAC certification must be obtained within 5 years of obtaining CASAC-T
  • CPR certification required within 60 days of employment

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