Prevention Counselor

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Provide individual and group counseling within the Prevention counselling framework and as prescribed by the client service plan.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessment and determine individualized service plan, if admitted or referred to appropriate providers and services.
  • Complete all agency and regulatory required paperwork including but not limited to case notes, service plans, and reviews, and discharge summaries in accordance with guidelines established and submit them within the designated timeframe and deadline.
  • Maintain caseload as required by contract for both individual sessions and group sessions.
  • Maintain up to date statistics in the required database
  • Perform outreach and education in the community related to Prevention Services and maintain current knowledge of community programs and client entitlements
  • Assist Supervisor with developing and completing the annual Prevention program contract work plan.
  • Attends in-service and other trainings as required by agency and regulatory bodies
  • Assume other tasks, projects and responsibilities as needed to ensure effective program operations.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

  • BSW, BA- Preferred
  • CPP, CPS, CASAC-T, Prevention Professionals Licensed in other disciplines, Preferred.
  • Two years qualifying prevention work experience working with drug and alcohol dependent population.
  • A valid NYS driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history. A vehicle properly insured, registered and maintained in accordance with NYS DMV regulations


  • Full-Time 35 hours per week
  • Monday thru Friday. Will include Evenings, Some Saturdays may be required

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurance, and employer contributed pension plan (403(b)).
  • Accessibility to other voluntary benefits such as TDA, flexible spending account, supplemental life, AFLAC cancer care, personal accident and supplemental dental insurance.
  • 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 11 holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.