Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Community Event for National Recovery Month, 9/17!

In recognition of National Recovery Month we are bringing back the much acclaimed documentary, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE , for another showing on Wednesday, September 17th.   It will be held at Saratoga Arts, Dee Sarno Theater at 320  Broadway, Saratoga Springs at 7pm.   The filmmaker, Greg Williams, will lead a Q/A session after the film is shown. 





































THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Although social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent in the past, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE breaks this silence as leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities share their courageous stories of addiction and long-term recovery. This passionate, new, and public recovery movement is transforming public opinion and finally shifting policy discussions toward lasting recovery solutions.

This screening of The Anonymous People is free.  We do ask you to pre-register at: https://raisaratoga.wildapricot.org/event-1743662

The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council
125 High Rock Avenue
Suite 200
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get to know your ACA-NY!

Have you ever asked yourself What or who is ACA NY? What do they do? How did ACA NY come about? How can ACA NY benefit me? Well your in luck, we would like to start off the year with new board members by introducing ACA NY!

What/Who is ACA NY? ACA-NY is a not-for-profit grassroots organization that represents professional counselors and counseling students, of all specialty areas, who live or work in New York State. As a chapter of the American Counseling Association, we extend the efforts of growing and enhancing the counseling profession at the state level. ACA NY board members are elected by members for one and two year terms. Typically, future board members express interest through member surveys, at events, and word of mouth from current board members. We always encourage and appreciate member input during nominations and elections. Eligible members are encouraged to take on leadership and leadership-elect positions and are supported in their leadership development. Nominations are accepted during the months of February and March and elections take place in April. The new board members are announced in May!

What does ACA NY do?  The mission of the American Counseling Association of New York "is to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity."

We support our mission through the following activities:

* Providing free regional networking events for our members at least four times per year
* Providing free Continuing Education Units (CEU) opportunities for our members at least four times per year
* Organizing grassroots legislative movements advocating for the counseling profession
* Organizing events and developing public service announcements for increasing public awareness of the counseling profession

How did ACA NY come about? ACA NY was developed from an idea at a North Atlantic Region meeting. The hope was to offer professionals in the area local CEU options based upon what members need. Another goal of creating ACA NY was to keep NY involved with ACA. In order for NY to have representation in ACA there needs to be an organization. In turn ACA NY hopes to provide information from ACA to members in NY relating the issues to New York State specifically. Another reason ACA NY was developed was to maintain an organized legislative effort to help protect a shared professional identity, ACA NY does that by incorporating all specialties.

How can ACA NY benefit me? Members of ACA receive the benefits of ACA NY for free! If you reside in NY and are a member of ACA you are automatically an ACA NY member and pay no additional dues. As a member you have access to free interesting and unique events, CEU's, networking opportunities, and assistance with learning about advocacy and helping to move the profession forward. ACA NY offers members a wide range of leadership opportunities.

We hope you found this information helpful in getting to know us better,

Your ACA-NY Leadership Team

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Day Treatment Clinician Position at Northeast Parent & Child Society

Day Treatment Clinician (I)- Schenectady (Req 630)
The Northeast Parent & Child Society, one of New York State’s most innovative human service agencies, invites applications for a Day Treatment Clinician. 
The School at Northeast is a co-ed special education program for 152 students in grades 6-12. Students typically cope with multiple problems including educational disabilities, family instability, emotional trauma, delinquency, mental illness, truancy, and substance abuse. The school offers a full curriculum in a structured and supportive learning environment, providing students with a variety of academic, recreational, and vocational opportunities.

In this position the Day Treatment Clinician provides therapeutic services to the students at the School at Northeast and their families.  Clinician will assist students and families address significant social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in their lives to promote school success.

Skills/Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling from an accredited school required. NYS Licensed or licensed eligible. Minimum of two years relevant experience working with at risk youth; ability to follow oral and written instruction; and a valid Driver’s License.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm; School Calendar with extended school year (summer)
Review of applications will begin immediately and continued until the position is filled.
We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
NPCS is committed to the professional growth of its staff through on-going training and staff development. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to become a part of a dynamic, diverse, friendly and passionate team.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc. will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other characteristics protected under applicable law
Protecting children, preserving families, and strengthening communities since 1888

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Clinical Counselor Position at Hospitality House



Hospitality House Therapeutic Community, Inc.
271 Central Avenue Albany, New York 12206

Hospitality House is an intensive residential chemical dependence treatment program licensed
by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and dedicated to
the goal of alcohol and substance free living through personal growth and change. The program
serves men over the age of 18, and is predicated on evidence-based treatment models targeting
the chronic relapsing, criminal justice involved client. Hospitality House is currently inviting
applications for a full-time, entry-level clinical counseling position.

Minimum qualifications: Potential candidates must have a Master-level degree with New York

State licensure in social work, mental health, or related field. Candidates without licensure must
be eligible to obtain licensure within one year of employment. Experience in substance abuse
counseling is preferred. Candidates must also display strong writing and verbal skills and be
prepared to submit a comprehensive writing sample.

Duties and responsibilities: This position is 40 hours per week, with one weekday evening shift,
and reports directly to the Clinical Director. The clinician will handle a full caseload of clients
and provide evidence-based interventions on an individual basis, along with running group
therapy. The clinician will be responsible for making ongoing assessments, referrals, treatment
and discharge planning, drafting progress reports, as well as participating in multidisciplinary
case reviews for clients on their caseload.

Interested candidates should send a single E-mail containing attachments of a current CV or
Resume, a cover letter, and a minimum 5-page academic or clinical writing sample to Young Do,
Assistant Clinical Director at: youngd2000@gmail.com