Reports to: Director of Substance Use Treatment and Prevention
Classification: Full-time | Non-exempt
Salary & Benefits: CASAC-T, MHC-LP, and LMSW - $52,000-$58,000, commensurate with experience; LMHC, LCSW - $56,000-$62,000 commensurate with experience. The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401K with an employer contribution, voluntary life and LTD insurance, paid parental, family care and gender affirming healthcare leave. We also offer a generous paid time off policy.
Schedule: Generally Monday through Friday. Work days and hours may shift depending on scheduling needs; typical schedule will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; flexibility is required. This position is classified as a hybrid role with a minimum of two days onsite per week.
Summary: The Substance Use Treatment Counselor is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of the spectrum of substance use individual, group, family and community treatment services offered by The Center’s innovative and evidence-based substance use programming for LGBTQ adults. These services seek to reduce and/or cease substance use and/or relapse, as well as decrease substance-related health and social disparities with a focus on adults utilizing a race and gender equity lens.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
The Center is subject to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Commissioner’s Order requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Staff in Residential and Congregate Settings from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Center is required to comply with this order because we have a number of contracts with New York City.
All current and new staff must either provide a one-time verification that they are fully vaccinated with either a single-dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved one-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved two-dose vaccine.
The Center’s Commitment to Equity & Inclusivity:
The Center was born of community activism in response to the AIDS epidemic, ensuring a place for LGBTQ people to access information, care, and support that they were not receiving elsewhere. We opened in 1983 to help people who had doors constantly closed in their faces, ostracized by family, friends, and shunned by the general society. Since that time, we have continually provided a wide array of services and programs to serve our community, with an intentional focus on providing support to those who are most vulnerable. We have always taken great care to be a space that responds to community need; engaging in diversity, equity and inclusion work is another outgrowth of those ongoing efforts. We recognize that in order to help LGBTQ individuals and our diverse community achieve parity in health, justice, opportunity and success outcomes, our organization must hold a strong foundation and competency in, as well as invest organizational focus on, equity and inclusion frameworks, practices and policies. This is also true in our hiring and retention of staff.
The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.