Partridge house Counselor

Job Closing: Dec 7, 2022

Job Code: 21-1011 Status: Permanent Full-time

Exempt: No Location: Partridge House

Department: SRMHS A/CDP Reports To: Senior Counselor

Summary: The Partridge House Counselor is under the supervision of the Senior Counselor and Inpatient Program Coordinator and is responsible to provide substance use disorder counseling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to clients to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life and making changes;
  • Develop treatment plans and provide tobacco cessation and compulsive gambling counseling, when needed;
  • Provide insight into the 12 steps of A.A./N.A. and other self-help opportunities with clients;
  • Maintain clients’ files including admission data, progress notes, staging tools, assignments and case consultation forms etc.;
  • Participate in weekly treatment team meetings and case consultations;
  • Maintain contact with referral agency by phone and/or written letter while client is in treatment;
  • Collaboration with and maintain documentation for County and Tribal Drug Courts, DSS, Franklin County Probation, Federal Probation, and NYS Parole and other professionals to assist with client’s needs;
  • Facilitates the involvement of family/significant others in family sessions, family education, and where appropriate, referral to family services.
  • Responsible for enduring a safe, respectful, and supportive, and trauma-informed environment.
  • Completion of documentation and paperwork to meet NYS OASAS regulations for admission, medical, utilization review, treatment planning and discharge planning.
  • Additional training requirements to meet OASAS standards;
  • Continue education and training to obtain, advance, and/or maintain level of credential;
  • Work in a team-based setting and help new staff and interns develop and implement skills needed.
  • Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends, if necessary.
  • Responsible for client transport when necessary
  • Supervise and log in medications.
  • Help facilitate family education sessions, when needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information maintained within the office, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent with 2 years work experience in the field of substance abuse preferred or an Associate’s Degree in a related field is preferred. Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) or Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T) is preferred.
  • Must work towards Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T) in an appropriate time frame and to work towards becoming a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and maintain certification.
  • Possess individual and group counseling skills.
  • Work in a team-based setting.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the disease concept of alcoholism, and how the disease affects the family and Native American communities in general.
  • Knowledge of addiction treatment settings and an understanding of 12 step support programs and other self-help programs are an asset.
  • Knowledge of cultural teachings and ceremonies preferred.
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License preferred.
  • Good reading, writing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have excellent computer skills.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of sobriety (if a recovering person)
  • CPR/First Aid Certified (or willing to be certified)
  • Have a medical screening, have a negative PPD.
  • Must be able to pass an OASAS background check.
  • Must be able to assist in an emergency situation.
  • Native American preference applies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driver abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.

EMPLOYEE COVID VACCINATION POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.