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CADC/LCADC Admissions Counselor-Includes nights and weekends

  • Job Tracking ID: 512763-515267
  • Job Location: Paterson, NJ
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Date Updated: February 06, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: December 1, 2015

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Job Description:


Bachelors Degree with 2 years experience in Human Services with CADC or High School Diploma or GED with 5 years experience in Human Services with CADC. Available nights  and weekends.



Job Specific Responsibilities and Duties




  1. Conduct admission to HWH, long-term, and short-term residential treatment, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and Detox
    1. Review and complete all required admission documents
    2. Provide new clients with basic information regarding our services/ programs
    3. Complete required modules in Electronic Health Record (EHR) and NJSAMS such as DMHAS Income Eligibility, Addiction Severity Index, DSM V, and LOCI. Obtain clinical authorization for admission when required.
    4. Forward designated documents to internal departments (e.g. medical department and welfare case manager)
    5. Communicate with program staff regarding completed admissions




  1. Submit all completed admissions documentation to the Director of Admissions for review in a timely manner. Ensure that files are inclusive to include all documentation as required by DMHAS and/or other credentialing entities.




  1. Assist with managing referrals and service inquiries, as assigned, which may  include the following:

    1. Respond to and manage all messages from external and internal sources

    2. Conduct telephone screening interviews with clients seeking treatment at Straight and Narrow.  Complete screening documentation in a comprehensive, consistent, and detail-oriented manner. Request collateral documentation, when appropriate.

    3. Follow-up on pending referrals in a timely manner, and make outreach calls to expedite admission scheduling; document accordingly


  2. Establish and maintain positive, professional interactions and relationships with referrals sources, community stakeholders, and any person or organization making contact with Straight and Narrow.


  3. Assist admissions department with other duties as assigned by Admissions Coordinator and/or Director of Admissions including but not limited to scheduling, case management, completion of preadmission consent forms, and filing.


  4. Participate in supervision, team meetings, and other agency committees as scheduled and/or assigned.







Experience and Skills:

Candidate must demonstrate exceptional professionalism and competency in interaction with clients, co-workers, referral sources, and the general public. Candidate must be efficient in managing workload as well as navigating electronic systems including but not limited to Outlook, NJSAMS, and agency electronic health record with accuracy.


Medical, dental, vision, 403b employer match, paid time off, 11 paid holidays, life insurance

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