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6/24/2015 - Substance Abuse Counselor 1


Job Opportunity


County of Cumberland

790 E. Commerce St.  Bridgeton, N.J. 08302  856-453-2121

June 24, 2015


Substance Abuse Counselor 1

Department of Corrections

Provisional, Pending Civil Service Procedures

Starting Salary: $39,836


Duties:             Under direction of a Supervising Substance Abuse Counselor or other supervisory official in a state department or other agency, acts as a case consultant or supervises work of subordinate counselors and does varied tasks involved in assisting clients to make satisfactory social/emotional adjustments; may act as supervisor in a small clinic; does other related duties. 
Requirements:  Applicants must possess a certificate as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), issued by the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Law and Public Safety. Applicants who possess the credential as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) are considered to have met the above certification requirement.


Two (2) years of experience in counseling or social work having responsibility for gathering and

analyzing social or health information from clients, determination of their needs and planning and

carrying out of a treatment plan geared to needs of individual clients, one (1) year of which shall

have included experience with persons addicted to drugs or alcohol in a narcotic or alcohol  treatment, prevention, and/or rehabilitation program.


Possession of the credential of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is preferred.


Hours:              Typical work shifts are during the daytime shifts, Monday through Friday. However, occasional night and weekend hours may be required.


Note:                Offers of employment for this title are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness testing that includes drug screenings and criminal background checks.    


Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to or fax to 856-453-9501.

Application deadline is July 9, 2015.  


The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Striving for Diversity in the Workplace.