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Counselor Intern and CADC/LCADC Women's Residential Program Secaucus NJ

  • Job Tracking ID: 512763-567633
  • Job Location: Paterson, NJ
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: March 08, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

General Summary: Two positions open (one permanent FT position and one Temp FT hours for 4 months)


Includes rotating schedules (nights, weekends and holidays)


The  Counselor Intern functions as an integral part of the treatment team and provides individual, group, family, didactic and case management services to clients on his/her caseload while ensuring that the requirements of all regulating bodies are met.

Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide individual, group, counseling: didactics, treatment planning and case management as required per licensing standards (residential according to program) for a caseload of clients

  2. Formulate measurable individualized Treatment Plans and Treatment Plan Reviews for each client on caseload

  3. Maintain clinical portion of clients’ charts as per Division of Addiction Services (DMHAS) and CARF guidelines, ensuring that all documentation is up-to-date as per Straight & Narrow’s Policy on Timeframe for Documentation in Clients’ Charts

  4. Attend regularly scheduled multidisciplinary team meetings (MDT) and present information for Treatment Plan or Treatment Plan Review for clients’ on caseload

  5. Attend individual and group supervision with Clinical Supervisor as scheduled

  6. Provide clients on caseload with referral to other agencies (i.e., health, psychiatric, vocational rehabilitation and public assistance) for concurrent and/or continued care as part of case management as necessary

  7. Provide crisis intervention to clients as necessary.

  8. Submit documentation to Supervisor daily for any/all sessions held with clients on that day

  9. Attend and actively participate in all CQI subcommittee meetings and/or Grievance Committee meetings on which membership is held

  10. Prepare monthly reports to overseeing agencies/referral sources (i.e., DYFS, probation officers, parole officers)

  11. Encourage and support clients’ participation in AA/NA/GA


    Document all services on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) 

Experience and Skills:


Qualifications: LCADC/CADC, BA or BS degree, a  Masters degree is preferred. Must posses the ability to type and be computer literate and familiar with Electronic Health Records



Medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with employer match, EAP.

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