Substance Abuse counselor

  • Job Tracking ID: 85434-286934
  • Job Location: Newark, NJ
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Per Diem
  • Date Updated: May 24, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
  • Starting Date: ASAP





Job Description:

New Community Corporation in Newark, New Jersey is one of the largest and most comprehensive community development organizations in the country; New Community’s success rests on its comprehensive approach to community development. It is active in housing, health care, education, job training, childcare and economic development. It has provided training to community development professionals from around the country and the world, having hosted representatives from more than 20 countries throughout the years. The mission of New Community is to help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.

Under the direction of the Director of Addiction Services, responsible for the clinical services provided by the Family Service Bureau under various contract sources: Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, as well as contracts at the County, State and federal level. Promote the Agency mission in all service delivery, ensuring quality and efficiency of services provided.

  • Assessing the counseling needs of the clients
  • Assessing clients using the ASI or other standardized clinical interview tool, and diagnosing clients for substance use disorder using the DSM-V TR;
  • Determining the appropriate level of care according to ASAM Patient Placement Criteria (PPC2-R);
  • Unless clinically contraindicated, collaborating with the client to develop a written treatment plan that includes goals and measurable objectives, and is client centered, recovery oriented;
  • Providing the substance abuse counseling services specified in the client treatment plan;
  • Reviewing clients throughout the treatment episode according to the ASAM PPC2-R, to determine the need for continued services, transfer, or discharge/transfer;
  • Reviewing and, where necessary, revising the client treatment plan to address ongoing problems;
  • Developing a client discharge/transfer plan to ensure movement to the appropriate levels of care;
  • Contact, case consultation if necessary, and coordination with referral sources, (for example, mental health treatment providers, criminal justice agencies, schools, employers, DYFS);
  • Participating as a member of a multidisciplinary team for assigned clients;
  • Providing active case consultation;
  • Documenting all counseling and education services, assessments, reassessments, referrals and follow-up in the client's clinical record, and providing appropriate signatures and dating of such entries, including those made in electronic records.
  • All other tasks as directed by the Executive Director and/or Director of Substance Abuse Services.

Experience and Skills:

  • LCADC or CADC preferred; CADC interns working toward certification
  • ience in substance abuse population required
  • Knowledge of NJSAMS