Mount Sinai Careers

Opioid Treatment Program Counselor - Brooklyn - Full Time days

New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the clinic manager, or designee, the counselor shall assist in the personal, social and vocational rehabilitation of a patient being treated for substance abuse by providing supportive services either directly through individual and/or group counseling or by referral to outside agencies.  Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

·      Screen and interview new patients, review records, and confer with other professionals to evaluate individuals opiate/substance use history, mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in treatment

·      Conduct chemical dependency program orientation sessions.

·      Gather psychosocial history and updates every five (5) years.

·      Counsel patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and working toward treatment goals

·      Review and evaluate patients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment care plans.

·      Maintain good community relations by participates in community tours to determine patient compliance with Mount Sinai Beth Israel policy and procedure.

·      Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area

·      Keeps patient record current and in compliance with all regulatory agencies and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Policy.

·      Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies.

·      Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, families and significant others.

·      Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff  and extended community


What You’ll Bring:

  • High School Degree with CASAC,
  • Bachelor’ Degree with CASAC.
  • Master’s Degree with CASAC,
  • MHC (Mental Health Counselor) with permit or LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor).


  • Minimum of two years previous paid substance abuse counseling experience is required.
  • For MHC or LMHC, internships in Behavioral Health.
  • Must have good interpersonal, communication and computer skills.

Licenses or Certifications required:

  • CASAC or  Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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