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.
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.
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.