Credentialed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Req #: 43219
Full Time
Shift: Day/Rotation
Alcohol Rehab M4
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40.00

Credentialed Chemical Dependency Counselor

United Health Service Hospitals is seeking Credentialed Chemical Dependency Counselor to join our teams at UHS Binghamton General Hospital. Credentialed Chemical Dependency Counselor runs individual, family, and group counseling for patients in chemical dependency programs. Acts as mediator between patients, relatives, medical staff, and outside agencies if needed. Being a Chemical Dependency Counselor tracks patient progress and dispensation of treatment services.

Locations: UHS Binghamton General Hospital
Shifts: Days/Rotational
Hours per week: 40 hours
Salary: $24.75-37.13/hour, depending on experience

Credentialed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Manages a caseload of patients and completes assessments, problem lists, treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, progress notes, discharge plans and discharge summaries. Actively participates in up to four times a week staffing, bi-weekly supervision, completed treatment plans and treatment plan reviews for staff discussion and approval.

  • Comprehensive orientation and training programs
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources and counseling
  • Free, extensive online training curriculum for professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement or incentives to further your education, particularly in the nursing field

HIPAA Roles-Based Access to Patient Information

  • All – Access to patient information, including restricted information – Level 4

Position Functions Position Qualifications

Essential Functions:

Essential functions are those tasks, duties and responsibilities that are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Maintains all required documentation in accordance with OASAS regulations.
  • Utilizes Evidenced Based Counseling of Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and CBT in Group and Individual Sessions
  • Demonstrates ability to develop an individualized treatment plan that is based on identified problems from the Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Demonstrates ability to complete a thorough Comprehensive Evaluation, including identification of specific, individualized problems in each area that will be addressed on the patient’s treatment plan
  • Demonstrates an understanding of medication assisted treatment, including dosing needs, withdrawal symptoms, over-sedation, medical issues / complications - including pregnancy issues, drug interactions, and other drugs of abuse.
  • Possesses clinical skills needed to conduct individual and group sessions.
  • Documents a patient’s progress towards meeting treatment plan goals in individual and group progress notes.
  • Adheres to all OASAS, Federal and HIPAA confidentiality requirements.
  • Participates in up to four times a week staffing, bi-weekly supervision, presenting problem patients, completed treatment plans and treatment plan reviews.
  • Maintains coordination of care with all outside providers, adhering to time frame as stated on treatment plan.

Position Competencies

General Competencies:

  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Communication - Oral and Written
  • Judgment
  • Crisis Management/Problem Solving
  • Continuous Learning
  • Planning and Organizing/Time Management
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Safety and Risk Management

Minimum Required:

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science in Chemical Dependency or related field, OR two (2) years’ experience working in a chemical dependency setting.


Minimum Required:

      • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) or Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T)

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices in addition to home care and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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