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Licensed Counselor

Company: Integrity House
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Are you searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to impact someone's life? At Integrity, we believe that a vibrant company culture that supports and nurtures our employees is so essential that it is the key to our success. -With our team culture, we listen to your ideas and invest in your career growth! -Our purpose and passion are to empower clients, their loved ones, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. -Be a part of our team whose mission is to help individuals and families through an effective and measurable system of comprehensive addictions treatment, mental health treatment, and recovery support in a way that brings about positive, long-term lifestyle change.
We are excited to announce our Licensed Counselor openings!
Our -licensed counselors are responsible for providing addiction and mental health counseling services (i.e., individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, assessments, etc.) to our clients in our residential programs in either Secaucus or Newark, NJ.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities of a Licensed Counselor
Assess client's needs using evidence-based validated assessment tools (i.e., ASI, CASI, etc.), diagnose clients for substance disorders using the DSM, and determine the appropriate level of care based on ASAM criteria to provide individual and group therapy, psycho-education, case management, and crisis intervention to clients.
Counselors should obtain previous records that are relevant to the current treatment episode and collaborate with clients to develop a written treatment plan that is client-centered, recovery-oriented, and includes goals with measurable objectives.
Provide substance abuse counseling services specified in the client treatment plan, when and where necessary, throughout treatment according to ASAM criteria to determine the need for continued services, transfer, or discharge.
Secure continuing care approval with stakeholders (i.e., Recovery Court, Private Insurance Utilization Team, IME, etc.); collect and monitor results of urine drug screens and escort clients using a company vehicle (if approved) to medical, legal, or recreational appointments and be available for on-call crises where applicable.
Provide active case consultations and maintain ongoing communication (direct & in-direct) with supervisor, Director, coworkers, families (if consent is given), and referral sources; participate in weekly Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meetings for assigned clients, clinical supervision, training, workshops, etc. - as assigned by Director.
Keep accurate records and clinical documentation in accordance with Annex A requirements; complete clinical documentation for all counseling, education services, assessments, reassessments, referrals, and follow-up in the paper and electronic records while maintaining quality assurance standards are met.
Document complete and detailed facility incident reports for Director and any other persons stipulated to receive them, including referral source per contractual agreement and emergency contact when appropriate.
Develop client's transfer and discharge plans to ensure movement to appropriate levels of care; contact referral source (s), provide case consultation, and coordinate with referral sources (i.e., criminal justice agencies, schools, employers, DCP&P, and mental health treatment providers).
Observe the self-administration of medication, where applicable.
All other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications for a Licensed Counselor
Education & Experience:
- - - - - - - - -Bachelor's degree in a human services field required, master's degree preferred
Licensure & Credentials:
- - - - - - - - -LSW, LSCW, LAC, LPC, CADC, and/or LCADC required
Specialized Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:
Strong working knowledge of ASAM criteria
A strong understanding of symptom criteria (as outlined in the DSM) is necessary to identify mental health, personality, and substance use disorders.
In-depth knowledge of the causes and effects of addiction on individuals, families, and society
Understanding of crisis management and the ability to deal with life-threatening situations, including the prevention of suicide and/or homicide under the guidance of the correctional center staff if needed
Understanding of addictions recovery, motivational interviewing, and 12-step treatment methods
Knowledge of needs and risk assessment
Comprehension of case management and record-keeping practices
Cultural Sensitivity
How to Apply
Interested candidates may apply by sending a thoughtfully written cover letter and resume to with the title of the position in the email subject line and information regarding where they found the job posting.
Why Work for Integrity?
We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. -It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things. -We believe that workplace diversity and the inclusion of various views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success and provide you with the best co-workers you could ask for. -Our employee benefits play an essential role in making Integrity a great workplace.
Our Exceptional Benefits Package Includes:
Low Cost and Generous Medical and Prescription Coverage (ask us for our benefits summary, we are proud of it!)
Employer Paid Dental
Employer Paid Vision
Employer Paid Life and AD&D
Employer Paid Long Term Disability
Employer Paid Health Reimbursement Account
Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday Time
403(b) Plan with a Dollar for Dollar Match up to 3% of Compensation
Employee Assistance Plan
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefit Plan
Tuition Reimbursement - up to $3,000 annual
Recognition Rewards
Professional Development Assistance
Who We Are
Since 1968, Integrity House has provided comprehensive and compassionate addiction treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders. Integrity is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Integrity House is recognized statewide as a treatment leader at its highest level. -Integrity House is committed to best practice and has expanded its program and services throughout the years to remain a practical resource for those who need help. -We currently offer inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of addiction treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; treatment for co-occurring disorders; outpatient mental health services; recovery programs; education and workforce readiness opportunities; and supportive housing.
Integrity is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. -Integrity House openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Physical/Medical Requirements: Before hire, candidates shall be required to show documentation of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and have a negative TB skin test and positive titers for the MMR. Candidates will also be required to undergo SUD pre-boarding requirements, including drug testing, fingerprinting, and a physical exam.
*Hiring bonuses to be received after the first 90 days of employment.

Keywords: Integrity House, Newark , Licensed Counselor, Other , Newark, New Jersey

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