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. The 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.


  • 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


  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree Social Work, Mental Health Counseling is preferred
  • Candidates with bachelor’s Degrees must have a CASAC. 
  • Candidates with master’s Degrees must have one of the following:
  • CASAC - T
  • MSW with limited permit
  • MHC with limited permit
  • MFT with limited permit
  • LCAT with limited permit
  • 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
  • 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: 260 East 161st Street, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 7:30 AM-3:30 PM Req ID: 178507 

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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