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COUNSELOR

BRONX, NY, US


The Counselor position provides individual and group counseling and case management to individuals receiving integrated substance abuse treatment and primary care services at the Montefiore Medical Center. Performs evaluations of patients’ substance abuse problems, psychosocial status and needs, mental status, as well as HIV status.  Develops and implements a treatment plan with the patient which is reviewed and adjusted on a periodic basis.  Provides the patient with counseling regarding substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic illnesses and preparation for death and bereavement (as well as many other issues).  Ongoing monitoring of patient response to treatment and general psychosocial status.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive psychosocial and complete upon admission
  • Instruct patients in program policies and procedures and document in the clinical chart
  • Develop, implement and review of treatment plans
  • Provide substance abuse counseling to individuals, groups, and families focusing on building motivation, educating, planning crisis intervention, relapse prevention and aftercare
  • Care and case management of comprehensive services for patients
  • Monitor patients response to methadone medication treatment through individual counseling and toxicology review
  • Conduct vocational /educational and learning needs evaluation in psychosocial and ongoing as indicated.  Provide referral as needed
  • Perform preliminary screening regarding mental health needs of patients on caseload (i.e. presence of psychiatric symptoms, suicidality, homicidality etc.)
  • Evaluate patient eligibility for entitlements (Public Assistance, SSI, Medicaid etc.) Refer patients to appropriate agencies when indicated
  • Enter patient data into HRA/STARS computerized database in a timely manner
  • Act as liaison between patient and outside agencies
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings. i.e.  IDC’s, staff meetings, morning reports, case management meetings, and other team meetings determined to be necessary
  • Maintain required records on patients and updates progress notes as required.  Ensure clinical chart contains necessary information regarding patient’s status and other information.  Complete all required forms and treatment plans
  • Assist patients with referral to other services and agencies determined to be necessary to the recovery process (i.e. shelters, detox units, legal counsel, etc.)
  • Give case presentations in supervision, IDC meetings, daily reports
  • Ensure all counselor specific billable services are billed and perform follow-ups to billing (delinquent payments, obtaining information required to bill, confirming and updating billing information, etc.)
  • Directly supervise the collection of toxicology samples for all patients when required
  • Meet with family members, significant others and outside providers as determined to be necessary and appropriate for clinical management and care

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have an NYS License and one of the following licenses or certifications at all times in order to work:
  • CASAC
  • MSW with limited permit
  • MHC with limited permit
  • MFT with limited permit
  • LCAT with limited permit
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree Social Work, Mental Health Counseling is preferred
  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience in addiction counseling required
  • Knowledge of computer software and ability to document all services in an Electronic Health Record
  • Computer skills, including the ability to type 25 wpm and to test well on Outlook and Microsoft Word
  • Familiarity with various OASAS and TJC regulations and standards

 

This is a 100% Grant Funded position.

 

Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: MOSES Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 804 East 138th Street, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 10 AM-6 PM Req ID: 106759 

 

Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

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Mission:
To heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve.

Vision:
To be a premier academic medical center that transforms health and enriches lives.

Values
Define our philosophy of care, they shape our actions and motivate and inspire us to pursue excellence and achieve the goals we have set forth for the future. Our values include:

  • Humanity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Equity