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Substance Abuse Counselor

Strive Health of Paramus Paramus ,NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Strive Health of Paramus is a Veteran and family-owned organization that provides a wide range of outpatient treatment programs and service for Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions that serve the multi-level needs of our clients. Strive Health proudly serves VFR Healthcare (Veteran & First Responder Healthcare) and offers confidential, trauma-informed addiction and mental health treatment services designed specifically for Veterans, First Responders and their families.

Summary

This position is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and reports to the Executive Clinical Director. Facilitates a wide range of intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient treatment programs and services for Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring mental health issues, such as group, individual and family therapy as well as case management for caseload of individual client services.

Job Description

  • Facilitates Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and traditional Outpatient Services (OP) programs and service for Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring mental health issues, such as group, individual and family therapy as well as case management for caseload of individual client services.
  • Responsible for assessing client for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health needs using DSM criteria.
  • Completion of Initial Assessments for IOP clients, and PHP clients as needed, as well as assessing for appropriate level of care.
  • Obtain and review records relevant to the current treatment episode, and contact to relevant referral sources, family or outside systems as needed.
  • Prepare (as needed) and maintain treatment plan and necessary revisions, in conjunction with the case manager.
  • Coordinate discharge plan regarding continuing care and recommendations for discharge.
  • Documentation of all counseling services in clinical records.
  • Maintain all necessary logs required for administrative tracking.
  • Complete NJ-SAMS for clients on your caseload.
  • Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team assigned to the client and participate in case management meetings.
  • Communicate with family members, attorneys, EAPS, doctors or other outside resources, as needed, within provision of consent to release documents, and document all communications.
  • Initiate releases, contracts for safety or any other necessary documents as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention and other functions as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years' experience working in the field of substance abuse and mental health required.
  • New Jersey licensure as an LCADC, CADC, LPC, LAC, LCSW, LSW, LMFT.

Strive Health of Paramus

Address

4 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ
07652 USA