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1156 Route 374, P.O. Box 2000
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for ASAT PA, per exam issued on 8/12/16:
Either 1. a current certification as a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC);
Or 2. a current certification as a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T) and one year of post certification qualifying experience;*
Or 3. three years of qualifying experience.* An associate’s degree (or higher) in an approved area** may be substituted for two years of this experience.
* Qualifying experience consists of professional or paraprofessional experience in a program whose primary mission is alcohol and/or substance abuse treatment. The program can be in a hospital, correctional facility, school, community based prevention/intervention program or other addiction recovery program. Your experience must include all of the following functions: individual or group counseling, intake/assessment, treatment planning, case work, consultation, and the development of substance use disorder diagnostic impression.
Your counseling or casework experience must have focused primarily on the establishment of an ongoing, one-to-one relationship between you and the client, to establish and maintain recovery, and prevent relapse. Group experience must have focused primarily on responsibility for conducting group sessions designed to provide the participants with services for alcohol/substance abuse problems.
**Approved associate’s or higher degree areas for this examinations are: anthropology, audiology, child development/family relations, community mental health, chemical dependence administration, correctional studies, counseling/guidance, criminal justice, education, gerontology, health administration, health education, human services, nursing, nutrition, pastoral counseling, psychology, public justice, rehabilitation counseling, religious studies, social work, sociology, special education, speech pathology, therapy (including art, dance, drama, music, occupational, physical and recreational) and vocational counseling.
Duties Description Provide ongoing treatment services to inmates with substance use disorders. You would develop treatment findings and conclusions based on an admission and comprehensive evaluation; establish a substance use disorder diagnostic impression; develop and implement a person-centered treatment plan for each assigned inmate; continually evaluate and document the level and quality of participation and progression towards reasonably applied goals for each inmate; and provide services to ensure successful treatment. You would work with other facility staff and provide such services in a variety of treatment modalities in order to assist the inmate in addiction rehabilitation. These services include: recruiting, screening, orientation, assessment, treatment planning and reviewing, coordinating educational and treatment services using various media, continuing recovery planning, and individual and group counseling. You would be responsible for all mandatory treatment recording.
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