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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

CASAC-Brooklyn, Queens, Far Rockaway

Location: Richmond Hill, Queens, NY

Department: Family Support Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Sheltering Arms is looking to hire 3 CASAC (Certified Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselors) Specialist. Under the supervision of the Director, the individual will be responsible for providing individual and group treatment for clients, develop individual treatment plans, provide crisis consultations, maintain client case records, document according to all funding source requirements, submit statistical data and reports, attend weekly supervision, participate and facilitate case conferences, conduct staff trainings on substance abuse topics and perform other additional tasks as delegated by supervisor. Join a Dynamic Team with us!

We are offering an exciting and rewarding Opportunity, Excellent Benefits, Lucrative Vacation Weeks

Sites: Queens, Far Rockaway and Brooklyn

Essential Functions:

  • Conducting continuous bio-psychosocial assessments
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of the multidisciplinary treatment plan, with treatment team.
  • Coordinating treatment plan review and performing these activities within established time frames.
  • Conduct some Home Visits in which family’s progress with the treatment plan is assessed in the home environment.
  • Documenting patient progress and clinical intervention in the case record.
  • Coordinating treatment services with collateral agencies, performing utilization review, documenting progress reports in a timely fashion, developing and discussing aftercare plans with referring persons/agencies, EAPs, managed care / insurance entities.
  • Engaging the patient in the treatment plan process, utilizing patient input into the treatment plan and finalizing the plan with the patient
  • Performing crisis intervention and problem resolution for patients in need. Coordinating efforts with treatment staff and documenting same in the case record.


  • BA or MSW or Masters in a related field 
  • CASAC Certified
  • Bilingual a Plus
  • Experience in a child welfare setting
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of community resources and of the child welfare system and family dynamics
  • Computer literate

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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