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Substance Abuse Counselor (5535)

Location:Jersey City, NJ
Employment Type:Part Time
Program:New Jersey Day Reporting Center
Description:Provide assessment, individual and group counseling treatment for selected substance abusers in residential and out client settings. Act as resource to clients and their families/significant others in area of substance abuse. Part time-flexible hours
Duties:A. Staff Development and Supervision: Assess all new intakes to determine presence and extent of Substance Abuse history. Recommend substance abuse treatment plan goals to case managers or probation officers that realistically address the needs of the substance abuse client population including broad based community support. Provide and document weekly individual counseling for assigned caseload. Provide educational information and referrals to outside agencies for families/significant others of substance abuse population. Conduct support group meetings for assigned population on substance abuse issues and document those sessions. Provide individual and group counseling, and educational services to all Agency clients. B. Policy and Program Monitoring: Complete client related documentation and maintain client files and statistics. Maintain and disseminate listings of AA, NA, CA or ACOA area meetings to clients and significant others. Complete monthly progress reports and closing summaries of assigned caseload. Perform urine screening duties as required and in accordance with Agency policy. Maintain a working knowledge of and abide by the Agency’s programs, policies, and procedures. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications:State license or certification required or at least two years of supervised substance abuse treatment experience with certification eligibility within one year of hire. Bachelor’s degree required with at least three years experience preferred. Substance abuse treatment experience beyond two years may be substituted for educational requirements on a two for one basis.

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