Clinical Services Specialist - Mobile Team

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services - Hicksville, NY3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $66,000 a year



The mission of Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, Inc. is to provide clinical treatment, rehabilitation, housing opportunities, social and support services, counseling and guidance to individuals, families and the community affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, psychological difficulties, addiction and/or dependency problems.

CN (Central Nassau) Guidance and Counseling Services has grown substantially since its inception. Our evolution has been shaped largely by the emerging needs of consumers as they move along the process of recovery.


The Mobile Clinical Services Specialist will provide community-based therapeutic intervention for individuals who are experiencing substance use or co-occurring disorders, and will provide community-based substance use disorder treatment services using evidence-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered practices involved in Medication Assisted Treatment. *Temporary position ends May 2019.*


  • Master’s level education in social work or related field, with license to practice (i.e. LMSW, LMHC) is a must. LCSW is preferred. Application for and maintenance of highest level professional licensure upon eligibility required.
  • One to three years’ experience with substance use disorders is required; experience providing care in a community setting is preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English required.
  • Knowledge of substance use disorder prevention, treatment and referral is a must.


  • Conduct clinical visits in a community environment to assess safety and explore readiness for and motivation related to Medication Assisted Treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders.
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment and the LOCATDR determination in order to determine the most appropriate level of care for substance use disorders and generate appropriate referrals.
  • Partners with clients to create and update treatment plans that are reflective of individual choices and preferences and promote appropriate expectations of behavioral health treatment.
  • Use Evidence-Based Practices, standardized screening tools and clinical judgement to assess for risk to self, others or property as the result of behavioral health concerns and to deliver mobile clinical substance use services in the home and community.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate and timely clinical case records, including but not limited to: treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, progress notes, coordination of care activities, documenting appropriate therapeutic interventions with each client to the Agency, funding, licensing and billing authorities.
  • Regularly assess progress in treatment and strengthen client understanding of resources for discharge planning and termination processes.
  • Implements appropriate crisis intervention and stabilization services when needed to prevent or manage decomposition and maintain safe community living.
  • Assist clients in understanding the importance of cooperation with fee and insurance responsibilities, and resolution of psychological and financial obstacles to payment.
  • Utilizes and understands the value of supervision to increase practice skills, promote improved services for clients, and preserve accountability to the Agency.
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students when assigned, incorporating the needs of the client being served, the Agency, the education of the student and the University.
  • Participate in data collection and reporting as needed.
  • Act as a liaison between the Agency and the community it serves; represent the agency and promote its programs in a professional and knowledgeable manner at various community events, trainings, and forums as needed.
  • Participate in clinical team meetings and support additional team members, including peer specialists.
  • Complete trainings as required or requested by the agency or governing entities.
  • Work with the entire CN Guidance team to apply the Plan-Do-Study-Act continuous quality improvement approach to address systemic, organizational challenges.
  • Complete QI Training during onboarding and participate in QI refresher training as needed.
  • Perform any other support and follow up functions appropriate to the role and scope of a Social Worker in accordance with Agency standards.


We offer an attractive and competitive benefits package.


If interested please apply via this ad or fax your resume to HR DIRECTOR, CAROL OTERO at 516-396-0553.

Job Type: Full-time


  • substance use disorders: 1 year (Preferred)


  • LMSW or LMHC (Required)
  • LCSW (Preferred)


  • English (Required)
  • Spanish (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)