Substance Abuse Counselor -- CASAC

Office: Bronx
Position Type: Regular full time

For over two decades, Osborne Treatment Services (OTS) substance use disorder treatment program has provided day treatment as an alternative to incarceration and helping men and women involved in the criminal justice system live drug free in their communities. Created in 1989 in response to the crack epidemic, El Rio continually evolves, keeping pace with new evidence-based practices. Adapting and innovating treatment options, such as marijuana-specific treatment, trauma-informed care, gender-responsive treatment and integration of family, health education, GED, vocational training and employment services allows OTS to meet the changing needs of participants.

El Rio

El Rio is a highly structured and medically supervised substance abuse treatment program licensed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The program operates with unique sensitivity to the needs of people dealing with the complex issues of substance abuse and involvement with the criminal justice system. At El Rio we offer alternatives to incarceration or re-incarceration for individuals charged with drug-related crimes or on probation or parole, and mandated to treatment by the courts or community corrections agencies.


Education Requirements: 

Must be a Qualified Health Professional, CASAC required; Bachelor's degree preferred.

**Must have a CASAC **

Experience Requirements:

Two to four years of directly related work experience in a human service agency or association is required.

Nonprofit experience is strongly preferred with understanding of criminal justice environment. Related work experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, co-disorders, chronic illness and/or experience working under a regulatory agency, such as OASAS is preferred.

Related Skills or Knowledge: DSM5 diagnoses experience required.  Related work experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, co-disorders, chronic illness and/or experience working under a regulatory agency, such as OASAS is preferred; Good organizational skills; Attention to detail; Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated customer service orientation; Strong oral and written communication skills, PC literate, with MS Office preferred; Bilingual (Spanish) required.

For this position, the successful candidate will have to pass a three-point background check, including fingerprinting, as required by our funder OASAS after a conditional job offer has been made and accepted.  A criminal record will not necessarily bar the successful candidate from being hired.

Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association:  Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals. Generous time off policy including four weeks’ vacation.  Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits and 403(b) plan with generous match and additional contributions from the Osborne Association. 

The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 


Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association.  Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application.  We wish we could personally respond to each application but due to the volume of interest we receive, we are not able to.  Please, no phone calls.

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