Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment Prg Assnt

Grade 14

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  1. Alcohol & Substance AbsTrtmnt Prg Assnt Tr

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  3. Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment Prg Assnt

    Grade 14

Summary of Job Description

As an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program Assistant in a New York State correctional facility, you would provide ongoing treatment services to inmates with substance use disorders. You would develop treatment findings and conclusions based on an admission and comprehensive evaluation; establish a substance use disorder diagnostic impression; develop and implement a person-centered treatment plan for each assigned inmate; continually evaluate and document the level and quality of participation and progression towards reasonably applied goals for each inmate; and provide services to ensure successful treatment. You would work with other facility staff and provide such services in a variety of treatment modalities in order to assist the inmate in addiction rehabilitation. These services include: recruiting, screening, orientation, assessment, treatment planning and reviewing, coordinating educational and treatment services using various media, continuing recovery planning, and individual and group counseling. You would be responsible for all mandatory treatment recording.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, you must have:

Either 1. three years of qualifying experience;*

Or 2. an associate degree (or higher) in an approved area** and one year of qualifying experience;*

Or 3. a current certification as a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T) and one year of post certification qualifying experience;*

Or 4. a current certification as a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

*Qualifying experience consists of professional or paraprofessional experience in a program whose primary mission is alcohol and/or substance abuse treatment. The program can be in a hospital, correctional facility, school, community based prevention/intervention program or other addiction recovery program. Your experience must include all of the following functions:

Individual or group counseling
Treatment planning
Case work

Your counseling or casework experience must have focused primarily on the establishment of an ongoing, one-to-one relationship between you and the client, to establish and maintain recovery, and prevent relapse. Group experience must have focused primarily on responsibility for conducting group sessions designed to provide the participants with services for alcohol/substance abuse problems.

**Approved associate or higher degree areas for these examinations are: anthropology, audiology, child development/family relations, community mental health, chemical dependence administration, correctional studies, counseling/guidance, criminal justice, education, gerontology, health administration, health education, human services, nursing, nutrition, pastoral counseling, psychology, public justice, rehabilitation counseling, religious studies, social work, sociology, special education, speech pathology, therapy (including art, dance, drama, music, occupational, physical and recreational) and vocational counseling.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

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