Substance Abuse Coordinator

74 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA Req #13788
Saturday, September 2, 2023

Make a bigger difference

Substance Abuse Coordinator


At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.


Reasons you’ll love working with us:



·       If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here.  Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.

  • We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.


  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live. 


  • Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.


  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.


  • You’ll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.



How you can make a bigger difference: 


The Kaplan House (Manhattan) provides therapeutic and support services to adolescent’s ages 17-21 who are referred to us through ACS and the Juvenile Justice system. Our residents have experienced significant trauma, resulting in behavioral, emotional, and functional/ development issues.  Kaplan House offers an extensive independent living skills program, including vocational preparation, and educational services that assists youth towards reaching independence.


 Provides substance abuse assessments, intervention, prevention and counseling to residents at Kaplan House.  Additionally, the coordinator will refer, monitor and coordinate any and all substance abuse services that are provided in and outside of the program for current and former residents. The Substance Abuse Coordinator is  a member of the clinical team. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Completes substance abuse screening for all residents during the interview process and as needed.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings, clinical meetings and service planning development meetings for residents such as Family Team Conferences..
  • Orient new residents about substance abuse education, prevention and treatment services available on and off site.
  • Facilitates groups for residents around substance abuse issues based on the need of residents. Reassessment of group needs required quarterly.
  • Assigned the clinical/case planner role and responsibilities for residents deemed higher risk for substance abuse related issues.
  • Document individual and group work in all of the electronic health records for the agency as well as the State system. This includes but is not limited to Connections, My Avatar, Alltrac (incident reports), critical incident reports, etc.
  • Collaborate and educate staff on substance abuse issues as they relate clinically to residents behavior, functioning and risk.
  • Identify and implement strategies for engaging residents in discussions regarding substance abuse and prevention.
  • Create safety plans, collaboratively with relevant staff, for residents when indicated by substance abuse/clinical assessments.
  • Other duties as assigned



The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented individuals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • Licensed Masters level degree in, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject (with the ability to be licensed) Additionally, CASAC or CASAC eligible with equivalent experience in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment a plus.
  • A current, valid and clean Driver’s license is required for this position



If you join us, you’ll have these great benefits:


  • Generous vacation time, in addition to paid agency holidays and 15 sick days
  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans 
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Free continuing education opportunities 
  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation 
  • 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program  
  • Life and disability insurance 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee


Who we are:


The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams to help support our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply to work with us.


More on Equal Opportunity:




We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Program Administration [500s]
  • Job Function Social Workers
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8832 - Physician & Clerical
  • Min Hiring Rate $58,500.00
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