Substance Abuse Specialist

  •  Hiring Manager
  •  March 18, 2024

Federation of Organizations is looking for a full-time Substance Abuse Specialist to join our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. This individual will supervise and provide direct services, with a focus on substance abuse recovery and harm reduction, to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The Substance Abuse Specialist serves as a member of a mobile, multi-disciplinary treatment team, delivering individualized care to those in need.

The world does not run out of people to help…and we need people like YOU to help us make a positive change in the community!

3 positions available at the following locations:
– Medford, NY
– Richmond Hill, Queens, NY
– West Bablyon, NY


  • Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Psychology, or Rehabilitation Counseling (if Rehabilitation Counselor, C.R.C. preferred)
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a treatment or rehabilitation setting
  • A valid and clean NY State driver license
  • Fingerprinting, criminal record check
  • Approval from NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Knowledge of treatment and rehabilitation methods for persons with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Skilled with individual and group counseling techniques


  • Maintain case records and assume responsibility for caseload assigned by the Team Leader
  • Manage referrals and intake assessments in accordance to agency timeline and at the discretion of the Team Leader 
  • Identify individualized treatment plan based on substance use diagnosis, immediate needs, and progress of change
  • Conduct daily visits in the community or based on requirements from the Team Leader
  • Collaborate, complete, and review all updates at a minimum of every 6 months including Treatment Plan Review, Comprehensive Assessment Update, Crisis/Wellness Plan, Substance Abuse Assessment, Psychiatric Evaluation, Physical Health Assessment, and more
  • Complete weekly progress updates
  • Complete visits based on requirements from Team Leader
  • Prepare and submit reports by deadlines
  • Perform other duties consistent with participant’s goals and as directed by the Team Leader

SALARY Range: $50,000.00 – $53,000 per year

At Federation, we value a healthy work-life balance and prioritize the mental & physical wellness of our staff!


  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement 401K Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off for Full-time and Eligible Part-Time Employees
  • 13 paid Holidays for Full-time and Eligible Part-Time Employees
  • Long and Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • CALM App Subscription
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Career Growth & Promotional Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Paid Training
  • Supplemental Accident, Illness and Hospitalization Insurance
  • Supplemental Pet Insurance
  • Encouragement for Educational Professional Advancement
  • Employee Perks & Discounts on Broadway shows, theme parks, and other attractions
  • Eligibility for Federal/Public Loan Forgiveness

Federation of Organizations provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Founded in 1972, Federation of Organizations (Federation) is an innovative, multi-service, community-based social wellness agency. We are a major provider of health and wellness services, senior and children’s care, addiction recovery services, as well as affordable housing and support. Federation continues to serve thousands of community members across Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan.

Federation has developed innovative, successful programs that are designed to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, such as individuals in recovery, those living with chronic medical conditions, adult home residents, the homeless, low-income seniors and at-risk children

For more information about Federation of Organizations, please visit our website

Job Category: Clinical Services Social Work
Job Type: Full Time On-site
Job Location: long Island Medford Queens Richmond Hill west babylon

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