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Substance Abuse Counselor Intern

Company: Rescue Mission of Trenton
Location: Trenton
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Can you look into the eyes of someone who is struggling and see their pain - while also seeing their potential? Are you passionate about providing opportunities to help people rebuild their lives?The Mission is looking to expand our team of committed staff members who are dedicated to creating an environment where those who have nowhere else to turn can live with dignity, experience hope and see new opportunities.Position Overview:Under supervision of the Director of Substance Abuse Counseling Services, the Counselor Intern coordinates and provides counseling and supportive services to residents. Primary responsibilities include assessment and evaluation of resident needs and strengths, development and implementation of treatment plans, development, and facilitation of education programs and group discussions and monitoring of resident progress.Qualifications For Position:- Education: Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university in psychology, social work or a related field required. Master's degree preferred- Certifications and Licenses: Actively pursuing Certification (CADC) or licensure (LCADC) as Drug and Alcohol Counselor by the State of New Jersey, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee as outlined in the Employee Manual- Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of interviewing methods and techniques, case management principles and methods, professional ethics standards, substance abuse assessment instruments, and crisis intervention techniques; clinical diagnostic methods and principles and various modalities of counseling, psychotherapy, and abnormal psychology; criminal justice system, child welfare system and mental health system; federal, state and local ordinances and policies regarding therapeutic issues. Attention to detail is required- Other Requirements: Valid driver's licenseJob Specific Duties & Responsibilities:Clinical Services:- Provides input into the development of policies and procedures- Evaluates and recommends residents for Life Skills Program and other Rescue Mission services, as appropriate- Assesses resident needs, strengths, and goals; develops resident treatment plan- Develops, implements, reviews and revises treatment plan under the supervision of the Director of Substance Abuse Counseling Services and in accordance with established policies and procedures.- Communicates with the Department of Corrections, State Parole Board, Drug Court, government and other organizations, as appropriate, to arrange treatment and services for residents- Serves as case manager for assigned cases; provides client support- Completes SAI clinical services reviews- Develops and delivers lectures on specialized subject areas- Supervises resident treatment activities- Conducts group and individual counseling sessions- Develops resident aftercare plan- Encourages resident participation in recovery support programs and appropriate recreation- Participates in treatment planning and staff meetings as required- Supervises resident use of self-administered medication and documents use in medication log- Provides direct clinical services and life skills information services in support of resident treatment plan- Communicates effectively with clients, peers, supervisors, and external individuals.- Participates in clinical supervision with the Director of Substance Abuse Counseling Services or designee in accordance with requirements of the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee and applicable license requirements for residential substance abuse treatment facilities- Orients residents to the facilityDocumentation:- Initiates timely documentation of services delivered- Prepares and maintains records and reports- Reviews charts to ensure all necessary documentation is complete- Documents according to all licensure standards and established policies and proceduresSafety:- Tours physical facility to ensure safe environment for staff, clients, residents, and visitors- Maintains clean and orderly work areas- Assists with evacuations during drills and emergencies- Notifies supervisors of facility equipment issuesCommunity Relations:- Understands community needs- Develops relations with other providers- User analysis to provide program direction and goal recommendations- Advocates on a case, policy, and program level- Facilitates the processing of client referrals and placements- Advocates on the client's behalf on a community level- Informs supervisor of industry trends and education need- Educates clients and/or community members about substance abuse, mental and/or physical illnessMiscellaneous:- Performs other duties as assignedStarting Rate: $21.50 to $24.00The Rescue Mission of Trenton is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective employees are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a harassment-free work environment. The Mission provides equal employment opportunities for all without regard to any form of intentional or unintentional harassment or discrimination based on regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, breastfeeding, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.Covid-19Rescue Mission of Trenton requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to start of employment, unless the Rescue Mission of Trenton has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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