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Position type Regular Full-Time
Department Mental Health

NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services

200 Construction Way, Flushing, NY 11371

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Salary $59,882


Employed by PAGNY for The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H) is responsible for the delivery of medical care, mental health care, and discharge planning in the jail system. Approximately 25% of new admissions per year to the NYC jail system will receive care on the mental health service. This service strives to provide safe, holistic and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for the diverse range of mental health issues that face the population, from serious mental illness to the natural struggles that accompany incarceration. The service provides some of the most comprehensive and unique treatment modalities in the country, including specialty housing units for individuals with serious mental illness, a 24-hour on-call psychiatric service, robust creative arts programming, a strong DBT training program, clinics in each of the facilities, substance use treatment, integrated re- entry services, and relationships with multiple training institutions throughout the city.


This full-time position reports to the Senior Clinical Supervisor of Substance Use Treatment and Director of GATE programs. GATE is a jail-based substance use treatment program that provides services for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) in mental observation units and general population. In this Full-Time position (M-F, 8-4), the substance use counselor provides counseling services to patients admitted to the GATE program.

Opportunity Details

Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm 

  • Provides screening and assessments to individuals with SUDs in GATE.
  • Provides individual and group counseling to individuals with SUDs in GATE
  • Assists in the development of discharge plans
  • Might act as liaison with substance use community treatment and court programs
  • Documents clinical encounters, prepares records, and assists in other departmental duties as required
  • Additional related duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Sciences preferred
  • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) preferred
  • Good verbal and writing skills
  • Preference given to those applicants with experience conducting both assessment and counseling with adults with behavioral problems, substance use histories and severe mental illness.


Exceptional Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Choice of a three tiered, starting at FREE medical plans starting day one
  • Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage starting day one
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Healthcare FSA and Dependent FSA
  • Salary: $59,882.00 annually 

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Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients in New York City.  PAGNY is comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States.  Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City.  


PAGNY has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in healthcare.


This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening. PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.


Physician Affiliate Group of New York, P.C. (“PAGNY”) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.


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