The Community YMCA

Clinical Counselor/Social Worker - Part-time

3 weeks ago
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This individual serves in a clinical capacity as a Primary Counselor and carries an assigned caseload of individuals with mental health, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. All clinical services are offered in compliance with agency requirements for licensure and accreditation. Service provision includes evaluative services, clinical treatment, therapeutic interventions and discharge planning, as well as monitoring client progress related to psychotropic medication. Consultation with referral sources and completing progress reports is necessary, as indicated. Individual and family therapy are the core clinical offerings of this position. Group counseling may also be required on an as-needed basis.



  • See Position Summary.
  • Maintains a minimum caseload size of 10 adults and adolescents, and provides 10 face to face sessions weekly. 
  • Complies with necessary documentation for all administrative aspects of clinical counseling including brief evaluative client progress reports, as required by funders.
  • This Counselor provides evaluative services, treatment planning, clinical treatment, referral services, therapeutic interventions and discharge planning, as well as monitors client progress related to psychotropic medication.
  • Applies the Stages of Change Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and other effective therapeutic approaches.
  • Maintains required recordkeeping documentation/paper work in a timely professional manner. All recordkeeping is maintained as required.
  • Confidentiality limits are adhered to as required by law.
  • Provides case management and crisis intervention as necessary. 
  • Conferences shared clinical cases with supervisor and cooperating counselor(s).
  • Networks with referral sources associated with the services provided by this Counselor, and maintains professional and positive relationships with each.
  • Represents The Community YMCA Counseling & Social Services in a professional and positive manner within the community and with agency referral resources.
  • Handles crisis calls and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Takes responsibility for improving clinical skills and expanding knowledge base related to substance abuse and mental health, as well as criminal justice and EAP standards.
  • Actively seeks supervision in response to client needs.
  • Is responsive in supervisory sessions to identifying training needs. 
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and Clinical Case Conference.
  • Is supportive of Community YMCA Annual Campaign fundraising efforts.
  • Meets individual annual fundraising goal.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Electronic Health Record.


 YMCA Competencies:

  • Works effectively with individuals of different backgrounds, opinions and perceptions, including Outpatient clients, staff and referral sources.
  • Utilizes clinical engagement skills well. Remains calm in challenging situations and makes sound judgments.
  • Builds rapport and relates well to others. Models and reinforces Y values; demonstrates a desire to serve others.
  • Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, and plans for positive outcome accordingly.
  • Strives to meet or exceed goals for therapeutic excellence.
  • Embraces new strategies, ideas, and clinical approaches.
  • Pursues trainings and other opportunities that enhance job performance and professional growth.
  • Actively participates in meetings and supervision.
  • Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact professional performance and professional relationships with other staff.
  • Demonstrates awareness and utilization of best practice principles.


This position includes treatment of individuals with mental health as well as substance abuse issues and requires the expertise of a clinician trained and experienced in substance abuse treatment and planning treatment for Co-Occurring services. The minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Social Work or other related Human Services concentration is required, accompanied by New Jersey licensure LAC, LPC, LSW, LCSW or eligibility. Additionally, LCADC or CADC licensure or eligibility is preferred. It is additionally required this Counselor demonstrate competency with regard to planning treatment for Co-Occurring services. This Counselor needs to possess competency skills in individual/group and family therapy. Other required skills include being able to conduct a diagnostic interview toward the development of a relevant treatment plan. Also needed is the ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner.


While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to site, stand, walk, bend, talk, and occasionally lift and/or move items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Additional Information:

This position requires an individual, who demonstrates the ability to apply a motivational approach to treatment, as well as an aptitude for engaging clients and their parents/guardians. Demonstration of a high level of cultural competence, sensitivity and responsiveness is also necessary.




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