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CADC/LCADC/LSW/LAC Credentialed Counselor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512763-572666
  • Job Location: Paterson, NJ
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 18, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: April 1, 2016

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Job Description:




Job Title:                    Credentialed Counselor



Reports To:                 Clinical Supervisor 


Qualifications:  Must have a MA/MSW degree with a CADC/LCADC/LSW/LAC. 1-3 years experience in the addictions and/or mental health field. Good interpersonal, verbal and written skills. Familiar with NJSAMS, ASAM and LOCI. Experience facilitating group and individuals and familiar with Drug Court Policies. Excellent working knowledge of computers. Experience in the fee per service environment a plus.


General Summary:   The Credentialed Counselor functions an integral part of the treatment team and provides individual, group, family and didactic sessions as well as case management services to the clients on his/her caseload ensuring that the treatment requirements of all regulating bodies are fulfilled.

Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide individual, group and family counseling; didactics; treatment planning and case management as required per licensing standards (residential or ambulatory 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 the Division of Mental Health and 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 Program Supervisor as scheduled

  6. Provide clients on caseload with referrals 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., DCP&P Drug Court, probation officers, parole officers)

  11. Present supervisor annually documentation of continuing education coursework to maintain CADC/LCADC certification.

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

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications:  Must have a MA/MSW degree with a CADC/LCADC/LSW/LAC. 1-3 years experience in the addictions and/or mental health field.


Medical benefits, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, training days and retirement savings plan with employer match

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