Title : Substance Use Counselor | CASAC

Department : Homeless Services

Type : Full Time

Location : Brooklyn, NY

Job Details :

S:US is looking for an experienced Addiction Counselor to join one of our Men's Homeless Shelters in Brooklyn

About the Position

The Substance Use Specialist at S:US works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide substance use services and consultation to the community. You will be responsible for integrating dual-recovery treatment in conjunction with the treatments of other team members. For residents of the shelter, you will conduct assessments for substance abuse services and create treatment plans. You will need to carefully document and chart details regarding the participant and their plan in order to quickly adapt to changing needs and aid the rest of your team. 

About ACT

S:US' Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams are a mobile interdisciplinary team of professionals, experienced in psychiatry, nursing, social work, and rehabilitation, as well as peers. ACT delivers comprehensive mental health treatment to individuals with mental illness that seriously impairs their functioning in the community. Our ACT Teams serve those whose needs have not been met by traditional clinic-based approaches. We are an innovative, recovery-oriented, best-practice intervention that delivers treatment to people in their homes, shelters, parks, and anywhere else they happen to be living in order to engage them in a sustained relationship that leads to recovery.

Salary: $52,000 / year


  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FS)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Commuter Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & Holidays
  • Wellness Initiatives and Employee Assistance Program


  • Master's Degree in human services or similar
  • Able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 virus
  • Certified Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Counselor (CASAC)
  • 2 years experience with dual-diagnosis
  • Experience delivering integrated services
  • Bilingual, preferred

About S:US

At S:US, we are a nonprofit with a staff of 1,800 providing $245 million in services annually working to drive scalable solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances for people with disabilities, people in poverty, and people facing homelessness. Our efforts are supported by various local, state, and federal government entities as well as foundations, corporations, and individual donors. We take what we learn on the ground and use it to change systems and impact policy. We work with communities and individuals in every corner of the city and on Long Island by delivering high quality services that address the complex circumstances of each person in order to transform lives, improve neighborhoods, and boost future generations. 

Apply today.

Our short application process takes less than 3 minutes on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.