Qualifications: Individual meets at least the minimum following qualifications:  A New Jersey licensed psychologist who possesses a Certification of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders from the American Psychological Association, College of Professional Psychology, or is an LCADC; A New Jersey licensed clinical social worker, who is a certified clinical supervisor by The Certification Board, or is an LCADC; A New Jersey licensed professional counselor, or licensed marriage and family therapist, who is a certified clinical supervisor by The Certification Board, or who is an LCADC; A New Jersey licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor who, in addition, holds a Master’s degree recognized by the New Jersey Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee, Division of Consumer Affairs, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety as meeting the educational requirements; A New Jersey licensed physician, certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, or a Board-certified psychiatrist; or A New Jersey licensed advanced practice nurse who is a certified clinical supervisor by the Certification Board, or is an LCADC.  Valid driver’s license in good standing.

Responsibilities:  Responsible for the daily operations, provision and quality of substance abuse counseling . Ensure that the behavioral and pharmacologic approaches to treatment are evidence based or based on objective information to provide treatment services consistent with recognized treatment principles and practices for each level of care and type of client served by the program,  Provide or ensure, and document, that direct clinical supervision is provided at least one hour per week to all clinical staff, individually or in a group setting, with group supervision not to exceed 50 percent of supervision time.   Ensure that substance abuse counseling services are provided as specified in the client treatment plan, and coordinated with other client care services, if applicable, in order to provide continuity of care.  Assess and participate in staff education activities and providing consultation to program personnel.  Assess the counseling needs of the clients. Assess clients using the ASI or other standardized clinical interview tool, and diagnosing clients for substance use disorder using the DSM-5.  Determine the appropriate level of care according to ASAM Criteria. Obtain previous records that are relevant to the current treatment episode. 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. Provide the substance abuse counseling services specified in the client treatment plan. Review clients throughout the treatment episode according to the ASAM Criteria, to determine the need for continued services, transfer, or discharge/transfer Review and, where necessary, revise the client treatment plan to address ongoing problems. Develop 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, DCPP). Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team for assigned clients.                          Provide active case consultation. Document 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                         

REPORTS TO: Director of Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

Location: Parsippany, NJ 

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