Job Openings

Part-Time Addictions Counselor
Monday & Wednesday Evenings 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Friends of Bridge, Inc. is looking for a responsible Addictions/Mental Health professional.

Eligibility Requirements: Master’s Degree Mental Health, Social Work or Addictions Professional (LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, CASAC, etc.) preferred.
Working knowledge of the disease of addiction/alcoholism.
Conduct relapse prevention group sessions for adult population.
Facilitate individual / brief / crisis counseling sessions with clients.
Reporting to Probation, Courts, Parole, EAP, etc.
Familiarity of OASAS requirements/regulations.
Maintain caseload and all required agency related paperwork.
Self-starting enthusiastic professional.
Friends of Bridge is a not-for-profit Chemical Dependency Treatment Agency
Salaries based upon level of experience. Clinical Supervision is provided.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $20.00 – $25.00 per hour

Part-Time Peer Counselor

The position requires that the Peer Counselor work with our team to provide support with a rehabilitation and recovery focus using shared lived experiences in our NYS OASAS regulated program.

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Hours may expand with position

Friends of Bridge, Inc. is looking for a responsible, driven peer counselor.


  • Provides in person individualized support to individuals who have been identified with a SUD, and clientele presenting with co-occurring disorders.
  • Serves as a role model, mentor, and advocate in order to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery.
  • Establish a trusting relationship with our clients.
  • Shares positive personal experiences to foster a sense of hope and recovery.
  • Ensures coordination of services through collaboration and consultation with other staff, providers and identified family and/or friends of clients.
  • Documents time and effort and tasks during working hours as required for billing.

  • Produces and maintains thorough, accurate, and timely documentation, including documentation of interactions with client, services provided, important information and/or events, and contacts with other agencies and service providers, as required by agency policies, and relevant contracts and regulatory agencies.
  • Conducts direct outreach to courts, probation, parole, hospitals, and other community-based organizations as need be.
  • Assists client in identifying and engaging in activities that bring to attain or sustain meaningful, healthy, and satisfying lifestyles.
  • Assists client to connect or reconnect and link to natural supports that enhance the quality and security of life, including self-help groups.
  • Has excellent communication skills.
  • Will represent the organization at community events and forums.

License/Certification Required:

  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or CRPA-Provisional

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • At least Two (2) years’ work experience or volunteer experience in a recovery-oriented setting.
  • Knowledge of substance use disorder recovery process.
  • Commitment to recovery-oriented systems of care.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Ability to think logically, prioritize and follow procedures and instructions
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience with advocacy, outreach and engagement, self-help, recovery, and transitional supports.
  • Must have the capacity to travel throughout the Nassau/Queens area if the need arises to foster community/client relationships.

Friends of Bridge is a not-for-profit Chemical Dependency Treatment Agency

Salaries based upon level of experience. Clinical Supervision provided.

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