The Community YMCA

  • Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor - Male

    Job Locations US-NJ-Matawan
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/21/2018 10:59 AM)
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  • Overview

    This male clinician oversees the administration of services for clients referred to the agency by the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC). Additionally, clinician fulfills the clinical and administrative duties required for the Adult IOP, and carries an assigned caseload of IDRC, IOP and outpatient clients with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. Administrative duties include consulting with county IDRC, Drug Court, ISP and other referral sources, as well as preparing reports and working in cooperation with the Adult IOP Coordinator. This individual provides evaluative services, education, crisis intervention, case management and discharge planning. Individual, group and family therapy and parent support are the core clinical duties of this position. All clinical services are offered in compliance with agency requirements for licensure, accreditation and the NJ Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP).


    1. See Position Summary.
    2. Attends mandatory IDP/IDRC meetings as a representative of the agency.
    3. Complies with necessary documentation for all administrative aspects of the agency contract with the state IDP and county IDRC’s.
    4. Provides the intervention oriented psycho-therapeutic-didactic group in compliance with the requirements of the agency IDRC Affiliation Agreement.
    5. Offers all clinical aspects of the Adult IOP, and referral source consultations.
    6. Offers Recovery Maintenance Group and acts as Primary Counselor for participants.
    7. Carries a caseload of 18-20 IDRC, IOP and/or Outpatient clients who receive individual sessions.
    8. Provides conjoint and/or family sessions on an as-needed basis.
    9. Offers Family and Friends Group for loved ones of IOP participants.
    10. Complies with necessary documentation for all administrative aspects of IDRC and the adult IOP including monthly client progress reports.
    11. Provides evaluative services, treatment planning, clinical treatment, referral services, therapeutic interventions and discharge planning, as well as monitors client progress related to psychotropic medication.  
    12. Applies the Stages of Change Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and other effective therapeutic approaches.
    13. Maintains required recordkeeping documentation/paper work in a timely professional manner and as required.
    14. Adheres to confidentiality limits as required by law and licensing.
    15. Attends and actively participates in Outpatient staff meetings and clinical supervision.
    16. Attends and actively participates in IOP Program supervision.
    17. Assists the agency with the duties of the IOP Coordinator in the Coordinator’s absence.
    18. Participates in monthly Drug Court team meetings.
    19. Represents The Community YMCA in a professional and positive manner within the community and with agency referral resources.
    20. Is supportive of Community YMCA Annual Campaign fundraising efforts.
    21. Meets individual annual fundraising goal.
    22. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the Electronic Health Record


    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.  Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, and plans for positive outcome accordingly.  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 is substance abuse specific and requires the expertise of a clinician trained and experienced in substance abuse treatment. The minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Social Work or other related Human Services concentration and CADC licensure is required. A Master’s Degree is preferable, accompanied by New Jersey licensure or eligibility, and  LCADC or CADC licensure or eligibility is preferred.  Male Counselor needs to possess competency skills in individual and group therapy.  Other required skills include being able to conduct a diagnostic drug and alcohol evaluation toward the development of a relevant treatment plan.  Also needed is the ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner.  Additionally, this position requires an individual, who is a good team player.  Demonstration of a high level of cultural competence, sensitivity and responsiveness is also necessary.

    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


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