The LMSW/Case Manager reports to the Clinical Supervisor and is responsible for providing multiple aspects of psychosocial care for clients through varied clinical assessments of high risk behaviors, mental health/substance use treatment needs, crisis intervention, individual counseling and group facilitation. The LMSW/Case Manager will also facilitate psycho-educational/therapeutic support groups, encompassing Harm Reduction and Recovery Ready treatment approaches. In addition, the LMSW/Case Manager is responsible for the development, supervision and service provision of substance use services for OASAS clients through the delivery of NASW ethical standards and Cannon of Ethics.


  • Consistent with the OASAS guidelines, completes all clinical chemical dependence assessments, quarterly and bi-annual chemical dependence assessments for all clients within five program visits to the program, in a period not to exceed 45 days.
  • Manage a case load of 35 active clients
  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning and daily morning rounds.
  • Provides individual and group mental health, substance use, harm reduction/recovery ready counseling. Facilitates harm reduction, recovery readiness, relapse prevention and active user groups.
  • Establishes substance use treatment goals and interventions with clients, as part of the interdisciplinary treatment planning process.
  • Coordinates with the central syringe exchange program, and develops linkages with detoxification, rehabilitation, methadone maintenance program to facilitate client referrals.
  • Completes weekly, monthly program reports, including familiarity with STARS, HRA-HASA Harm Reduction Report, parole/probation/ACS and collaboration with the courts around client mandates. As well as routine admission/discharge report through the OASAS web based network.
  • Performs crisis intervention services and, if necessary, refers clients for psychiatric assessment, psychotherapist counseling. Consults with supervisor and completes incident reports on all including trauma or behavioral problems related to substance use requiring OASAS interdisciplinary intervention.
  • Provides consultations to interdisciplinary care team on substance use issues and their impact on social functioning.
  • Provide substance use counseling and support to clients based on their individual health care needs. Provides necessary intervention to clients with substance use needs in accordance to treatment care plan goal. Documents clients’ progress and intervention in clinical record.
  • Maintains face-to-face client encounters reflective of OASAS regulatory standards and treatment goals.
  • Assists in maintaining chart integrity through compliance with the OASAS regulatory guideline.
  • Completes weekly summaries of all clients in caseload, when no face-to-face contact occurred.
  • Maintain HIPAA confidentiality standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Clinical Service and Clinical Supervisor.
  • Supports and participates in advocacy efforts to end the twin crises of homelessness and AIDS.


All applicants must possess a Masters Degree from accredited school of Social Work, and/or license LMSW/LCSW; CASAC/CASAC-T required. Candidate should have at least two years of experience in providing case management services to HIV/AIDS individual, substance use population. Experience in chemical dependence/harm reduction/recovery program is required. Skill in group facilitation and counseling are preferred. Ideal candidate should be able to employ a variety of clinical techniques, theories and skills set to elicit sensitive information, handle crises and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team. Strong organizational skills and proficient in Spanish are highly preferred.

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New York City, New York
Housing Works Inc.

130 Crosby St., New York, NY, 10012, US