Garnet Health

Alcoholism Counselor -CASAC

Job Locations US-NY-Middletown
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(5/20/2021 8:36 AM)
Physical Location
Garnet Health Medical Center
Campus : Location
# of Openings
Behavioral Health
Shift (1) : Shift Type
7 - Variable Start Time
Shift (1) : If Other, Shift Slot
Days & Evenings (8a-4p, 3p-11p) including rotating weekends and holidays


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills.  Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:


Provides quality, confidential, age specific alcohol/chemical dependency education, group counseling, and individual counseling.  Evaluates and assesses patients with attention to the biological, psychological, cultural, spiritual, and social needs and ability to participate in treatment.  Provides education re: alcohol/chemical dependency, tobacco cessation, gambling addiction, recovery skills and strategies to patients.  Assists in the provision of alcohol/substance abuse consults at ORMC as requested by physicians, nursing and case management staff.  Facilitates wellness education groups on the Behavioral Health Unit regarding alcohol/substance abuse and other addictive behaviors.   


Minimum Education: Prefer Associates Degree in Human Services


Minimum Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders.


Required Certification/Registration: CASAC or CASAC-T, must attend hospital crisis training program within 3 months of hire or transfer and annually thereafter.


Physical Requirements: Occasional prolonged standing/walking.

Working Conditions:
• Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well- lighted, heated or ventilated facility. No routine exposure to hazards. May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements. Works day and evening hours.
• Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 10 lbs.
• Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary.


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