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.


Current positions available at the Council:

Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry or Community Health or Related Certification

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County is seeking a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry (NPP) for approximately 14-16 hours per week to provide psychiatric and medical assessments and medication management in our busy out-patient substance use treatment clinic.  The NPP will also serve as the agency Health Coordinator. The Health Coordinator ensures the provision of education, risk reduction, and counseling and referral services to clients regarding HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and other communicable diseases.

Successful candidates possesses the knowledge, skill, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with chemical dependency and mental health problems. This person must also hold a Nurse Practitioner license in good standing.


Registered Nurse Clinician

The Council is required to provide a health screening to every client admitted to treatment. Successful candidates will provide substance abuse evaluations, medical assessments, referrals, and counseling services. This position must be held by an individual with a current license as a Registered Nurse.


Chemical Dependency Clinician

The Council is looking for energetic and organized team-oriented professionals to grow with us. 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 QHP candidates (LMSW, LCSW, CASAC, CASAC-T).


Open Access Supervisor

The Council is seeking a full-time Supervisor for a new and innovative Open Access Center. When fully operational, this program will provide a 24/7 program for individuals and/or family members who are concerned about their loved ones with substance abuse disorders to seek information, assessment, and referral for appropriate care. This program will serve a nine-county region of Tompkins, Cortland, Tioga, Schuyler, Chemung, Yates, Steuben, Cayuga, and Seneca.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Open Access Supervisor is considered a Team Leader and will be responsible to oversee the development and implementation of the Open Access Center, as well as provide clinical and administrative supervision of staff assigned to this center.

Education and Experience:

The Supervisor of the Open Access Center will be expected to have one of the following Qualified Health Professional (QHP) credentials.

  • RN preferred – with experience with substance use disorder evaluation/treatment; or
  • LCSW with Substance Use Disorder evaluation/treatment experience; or
  • Advanced Counselor CASAC; or
  • Master Counselor CASAC


Open Access Licensed Practical Nurse

The Council is seeking a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse for a new and innovative Open Access Center. When fully operational, this program will provide a 24/7 centralized location for individuals and/or family members who are concerned about their loved ones with substance abuse disorders to seek information, assessment, and referral for appropriate care. This position is primarily nights and weekend hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Licensed Practical Nurse will work under the direction of a Registered Nurse and have the responsibility of monitoring the mental and physical status of an individual throughout the stay at open access. This includes observation, measuring, recording, and reporting data and symptoms to the RN or medical prescriber for further direction.

Education and Experience:

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) must have the following:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate from a nursing education program acceptable to New York State Education Department
  • Successfully completed all license requirements for LPN
  • Complete Infection Control coursework
  • Experience working with individuals with substance use disorders – preferred


Quality Assurance Specialist

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County is looking for an energetic and organized team-oriented professional to fill a new role.  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, 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

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:

  • Work with clients to develop Recovery Plans, and assist with data collection and performance measures.
  • Communicate with and act as liaison between clinical staff and clients to support positive recovery process.
  • Ensure that clients are connected with recovery support services and work with clients to overcome barriers to full engagement in recovery.
  • Model healthy coping skills and provide encouragement to maintain or increase commitment to healthy, recovery behaviors.
  • Use acquired working knowledge of community resources and help clients access them to develop and practice activities for healthy daily living.
  • Maintain collaborative communication with representatives of treatment programs, community organizations, and public to improve the services provided to participants and increase community support for Alcohol & Drug Council clients.
  • Assist clients in applying for benefits.
  • Prioritize working on identified psychosocial barriers to engagement in recovery such as: housing instability, transportation access, financial barriers, and unmet educational or vocational needs.
  • Assist in or directly transport clients to relevant medical, psychiatric, financial, housing or similar appointments


High School Diploma or GED and CRPA/CRPA-T Certification required. Familiarity and competency with computers.


Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins Council 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.