Licensed Social Worker/Substance Abuse Counselor

Chance for Change, UES, New York City

 BASIC FUNCTION: The Social Worker/Substance Abuse Counselor at Chance for Change, a small not-for-profit OASAS (part 822) licensed outpatient treatment program, will work with a team to address the needs of dually diagnosed homeless and formerly homeless men and women.

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing integrated dual diagnosis treatment, addressing the substance use and mental health treatment needs of the NCS outpatient clinic program’s clients through a holistic and harm reduction approach

  • Performing intake assessments, individual/group counseling, family counseling, and case management

  • Monitoring clients’ toxicologies

  • Maintaining concise client records

  • Ensuring the timely submission of information into the AWARDS client data system and other reporting sources

  • Developing treatment plans, discharge plans and all corresponding documentation required by NYS OASAS regulations and the NCS policy and procedures manual

  • Ensuring the program is prepared for all Chance for Change client meals, award ceremonies, holiday events, and other program activities

  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Program Director


  • Master's Degree in Social Work or a counseling related profession

  • Experience working with the dually diagnosed adult population

  • Familiarity with ways that homelessness can interact with substance use and mental health challenges

  • Knowledge the NYC housing placement and resource system

  • Computer proficiency

  • Licensure such as LMSW or LMHC preferred

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to