This individual serves in a clinical capacity as a Primary Counselor and carries an assigned caseload of adults and children/adolescents with mental health, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. All clinical services are offered in compliance with agency requirements for licensure and accreditation. Service provision includes evaluative services, clinical treatment, therapeutic interventions and discharge planning, as well as monitoring client progress related to psychotropic medication. Consultation with referral sources and completing progress reports is necessary, as indicated. Individual, group and family therapy are the core clinical offerings of this position. This position includes providing services at multiple locations including the outpatient office and counseling satellite locations which will require acting as the agency liaison as indicated.
Works effectively with individuals of different backgrounds, opinions and perceptions, including Outpatient clients, staff and referral sources.
Utilizes clinical engagement skills well.
Remains calm in challenging situations and makes sound judgments.
Builds rapport and relates well to others.
Models and reinforces Y values; demonstrates a desire to serve others.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, and plans for positive outcome accordingly.
Strives to meet or exceed goals for therapeutic excellence.
Embraces new strategies, ideas, and clinical approaches.
Pursues trainings and other opportunities that enhance job performance and professional growth.
Actively participates in meetings and supervision.
Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact professional performance and professional relationships with other staff.
Demonstrates awareness and utilization of best practice principles
This position includes treatment of individuals with mental health and substance abuse
issues and requires the expertise of a clinician trained and experienced in mental health and substance abuse treatment. The minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Social Work or other related Human Services concentration is required, accompanied by New Jersey licensure LAC, LPC, LSW, LCSW or eligibility. Additionally, LCADC or CADC licensure or eligibility is preferred. This Counselor needs to possess competency skills in individual/group and family therapy. Other required skills include being able to conduct a diagnostic interview toward the development of a relevant treatment plan. Also needed is the ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk, and occasionally lift and/or move items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.