Licensed Master Social Worker - Russell E. Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.


Licensed Master Social Worker 1, SG 18




November 3, 2022


$61,270 - $77,912

Plus $3,026 location pay


Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Sunday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Pass Days: Friday/Saturday






Russell E. Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center

Rockland Psyche Center, Building 57, Box 140

Orangeburg, NY 10962


Current permanent status as a Licensed Master Social Worker 1 and qualified for lateral transfer ~OR~ Eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law ~OR~ Reachable on the current Licensed Master Social Worker 1 eligible list. ~OR~ Qualify for provisional appointment as described below. Candidate must possess experience treating patients with occurring addiction and mental health disorders.

Provisional Appointment:

To qualify for provisional appointment, candidate must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.

NOTE: Candidate(s) must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.

Mandatory overtime (MOT) is a requirement of this position. Chosen candidate(s) will be added to the mandatory overtime roster, which is utilized on a rotating basis. The MOT is applied during times of emergency, when all other staffing options have been exhausted (volunteers, hourly staff, contracted staff). Our Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) operate 24/7/365 programing. Therefore, MOT IS an essential function of this position and is critical to maintaining adequate staffing at all times in order to ensure the health and safety of clients within the facility.

Russell E. Blaisdell ATC is a Tobacco-Free facility.


The Licensed Master Social Worker 1 will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and management team. The incumbent will function as the primary clinician responsible for treating patients presenting with co-occurring disorders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Patient assessments to include comprehensive assessments;

• Treatment planning to include initial and final transition plans and comprehensive treatment plans;

• Treatment to include group and individual counseling, experiential/activity/recovery seminars and workshops, and various other clinical sessions;

• Patient record-keeping and case management;

• Quality and performance improvement activities;

• Assisting in maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment;

• Participate as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team;

• Seek out and participate in additional training including delivery of evidence based treatments;

• Other related duties as assigned.

*Strong computer skills and people skills required.

Background Investigation Requirements:

Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) that includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.


Elizabeth Madej, Human Resources Specialist 1

NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports

1450 Western Avenue

Albany, NY 12203

Phone: (518) 457-2963 Fax: (518) 457-4880

In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original copy of documentation proving citizenship and/or legal right to work within 3 days of effective date of employment.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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