Substance Abuse Counselor

About the Opportunity

Our client is an addiction treatment center in Northern New Jersey that aims to lead those struggling towards long-term recovery. They are seeking a Substance Abuse Counselor to join a dynamic team in delivering substance abuse and relapse prevention counseling services within the facility. Documentation includes progress notes on all services, screening tools, service plans, intake assessment forms, group sign-in forms, and group notes.

The annual base salary range is $50,000 to $70,000. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct pre-intake client screenings
  • Conduct alcohol and other drug withdrawal and drug use assessments and screenings
  • Complete a comprehensive assessment of each client
  • Provide case management services as needed
  • Document all client care services and maintain chart documentation, paperwork for referring agencies, and outside support services
  • Conducts client orientation and discharge planning for clients
  • Coordinate care with external and internal providers/resources (i.e. court appointments, medical procedures, parole/probation)
  • In coordination with the clinical team develop and implement substance abuse and/or relapse prevention treatment plan for the client
  • Develop and implement a substance abuse /relapse prevention and recovery related group curricula
  • Attend all appropriate meetings, participate in appropriate case conferences, treatment plan meetings
  • Supervise clients adherence to program rules and regulations
  • Perform various other tasks and responsibilities as appropriate and required
  • Perform necessary follow-up on clients’ requests for outside appointments, phone calls, home visits

Job Requirements

  • Must have either of the following (required): Master’s in Social Work, Master’s in Psychology, or Master’s in Mental Health Counseling.
  • Must have either of the following (required): LCADC, CADC, LCSW, LPC, or CSW
  • Must be licensed in NJ
  • Experience working with co-occurring disorders, evidence-based practices, knowledge of recovery, addiction, and relapse process.
  • An understanding of mental health and substance abuse issues required, and the ability to manage crisis situations preferred

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