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Counselor, Research Clinician

Counselor, Research Clinician

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Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
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General Medicine
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Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.


Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.


The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.



The position provides group counseling for opioid use disorder as part of an NIH-funded study of "buprenorphine group medical visits for drug users at risk for HIV. 

This position will be a 5 hours a week; 10 hours bi-weekly.


List of Responsibilities:

  • Co-facilitate buprenorphine group medical visits; group medical visits (90 minutes) will be conducted once weekly for periods of 8 consecutive weeks. The counselor will review the intervention manual and demonstrate competence in administering the intervention. Performance will be measured through direct supervision and review of audiotapes of group medical visits.
  • Participate in weekly research meetings; the counselor will participate in discussion, fidelity monitoring, and give feedback about intervention performance. Performance will be measure through direct supervision and recorded attendance.
  • Coordinate transfer of care; the counselor will facilitate transfer of patients' buprenorphine care to another treatment provider at study completion or to a higher level of care if necessary. Performance will be measured by determining number of referrals made and follow-up rates.
  • Conduct mandatory reporting when necessary; if mandatory reporting (e.g., homicidal ideation or child abuse) is needed, the counselor will report to designated authorities. Performance will be measured by evaluation of written reports.


Experience and Educational Background

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology Required.
  • 1 year work experience
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology Preferred                   


Skills and Competencies

Computer skills, including the ability to type 40 wpm and to test well on Outlook and Microsoft Word. One year of experience in mental health counseling required. CASAC or Master's degree in addiction counseling preferred.