VIP Community Services is dedicated to changing lives and transforming our community. We offer a continuum of services to individuals with histories of chemical dependency. Our client-centered approach empowers people to take charge of their lives and discover their personal paths to self-sufficiency.
Perks Working for VIP:
Dress down Fridays
Discount on gym membership
Tuition reduction rate on continuing education
Annual holiday party
Annual staff picnic
Medical/ Dental/ 403(B)
Transit discount for parking and MTA
Please visit www.vipservices.org to learn more.
POSITION TITLE: Counselor
REPORTS TO: Supervisor
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Supervisor provides the development and management of coordinated counseling services to ensure optimum services are provided to clients.
Provide clinical counseling services to assigned clients including initial assessment, treatment plan and discharge planning in accordance with departmental procedure and regulatory requirements.
Participate in comprehensive interdisciplinary team treatment planning and activities as indicated or scheduled.
Collaborate with other disciplines, and coworkers as needed in order to ensure client needs are met.
Assist in the enforcement of program rules and regulations.
Plan and manage the dissemination of program schedules and other information relative to events and activities.
Monitor the collection of urine specimens and toxicology results.
Manage telephone inquiries and provide program information, including information on alternative providers.
Maintain up to date database of referral information and resources.
Refer applicants to alternative services (e.g. Detoxification Units, Rehab Programs, etc.) as needed.
Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
Minimum of 3 years experience working in the social services field.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
Knowledge of computer programs.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to read, write and speak the Spanish language preferred.
VIP Community Services provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.