Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic? Consider joining our team as we expand treatment options in Tompkins County. The Council seeks team members who share our core values of hope, caring & compassion, and excellence. We are committed to supporting staff in the important and challenging work they do each day. Competitive pay and benefits and a strong professional development program are some of the ways we support and value our employees.


and looking for energetic and organized team-oriented professionals to grow with us!

Current positions available at the Council:

Chemical Dependency Clinician

Successful candidates will conduct admission assessments, provide individual and group counseling to a diverse client population, and collaborate with the treatment team to develop individualized treatment plans.

Candidates with relevant practical experience and/or experience in substance use disorders/mental health treatment are encouraged to apply.  We are seeking entry-level and/or experienced candidates. Qualified Health Professional (LMSW, CASAC, etc.) preferred.

The Council provides excellent benefits and exciting opportunities for professional development. Pay starts at $35,500/year, depending on experience.

Quality Assurance Specialist

The QA Specialist will be responsible for monitoring all quality assurance functions while staying abreast of relevant regulations. This key role supports the organization in providing consistent, quality care to our clients.

We are seeking candidates with experience in medical records, compliance, and/or direct service delivery to our client population.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in human services, health administration, clinical services, business management or related field.

Qualified Health Care Professional (QHP) as defined by OASAS is preferred, e.g., LMSW, LCSW, RN, CASAC, and/or PhD in psychology or social work.

Desired Qualifications:

Three years of medical records and compliance experience.

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

The Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) provides recovery training, outreach, support, and peer mentoring to Alcohol and Drug Council clients. The CRPA will provide hope, encouragement, support, life-coaching, and connection to the community. Assists in implementing and creating a recovery environment. The CRPA must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to relate to clients and treatment professionals, as well as good problem solving skills.

Job Duties:

  •  Assist with data collection and performance measures; maintain project logs, reports, and records.
  •  Assist in the development of client-directed Recovery Plans through coaching and providing recovery education during every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  •  Support positive recovery process by communicating with and acting as liaison between clinical staff and clients while also promoting self advocacy.
  •  Assist clients in identifying and overcoming barriers to full engagement in recovery by establishing community resource connections that support client goals and interests, referring clients to relevant recovery support services
  • Model healthy coping skills and provide encouragement to maintain or increase commitment to healthy recovery behaviors.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of community social and support services to help clients access and utilize them in the development and improvement of healthy practices in their daily lives.
  • Collaborate with representatives of treatment programs, community organizations, and the public to improve the services provided to participants and increase community support for clients of Alcohol & Drug Council, Inc.
  • Assist clients in applying for benefits.
  • Prioritize psychosocial barriers to engagement in recovery such as: housing instability, transportation access, finances, and unmet educational or vocational needs.
  • Engage individuals in travel training for the purpose of learning to use public transportation independently.
  • Provide non-clinical crisis support to clients, especially after periods of hospitalization or incarceration.
  • Occasionally assist in or directly transport clients to relevant medical, psychiatric, financial, housing or similar appointments.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and CRPA/CRPA-T Certification required. Familiarity and competency with computers. Valid driver’s license, and proof of auto insurance preferred.



Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, amnesty status, veteran status, or disability.

The Council provides excellent benefits and exciting opportunities for professional development.

Please send resumes and cover letters to or mail to:

Human Resources
Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc.
201 E. Green St., Suite 500
Ithaca, NY 14850


Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc. is a Certified Living Wage Employer.