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8/25/2017 - Substance Abuse Counselor II - Dept of Human Services

                              Substance Abuse Counselor II
                             Department of Human Services
                            Salary Range: $39,836 - $53,776

Duties: Under direction, takes the lead in providing assessment, individual or group counseling to individuals or families who participate in a program involving the prevention or treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders; provides public information concerning substance use disorders; may assist in developing education and service programs; may serve as a liaison between various concerned organizations; gives direction and provides guidance to other counselors; does other related duties as assigned.

Requirements: Applicants must possess a license as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor or at a minimum a Master’s degree with 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 credentials as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC)
are considered to have met the above certification requirements.

Must be able to work with clients and maintain confidentiality in accordance to 42 CFR and HIPAA
regulations. Knowledge of NJSAMS, ASAM Criteria, therapeutic processes, and current trends. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language. Must be able to read, write and speak Spanish if hired to work with Spanish-speaking population.

Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of substance use disorders, and knowledge of the social and
economic problems of substance dependent individuals. Knowledge of referrals, treatment, and
education of substance abusing clients and their families. Knowledge of interviewing and counseling
techniques. Ability to evaluate and assess the needs and problems of clients. Ability to establish a
therapeutic relationship with clients. Ability to prepare clear and accurate documentation of findings
and client progress. Ability to collect, identify, and evaluate significant facts. Maintain essential
records and files. Ability to prepare treatment plans. Ability to type and use the computer.

Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to:

                                                           Brittany Wiita, Confidential Assistant
                                                                     Department of Personnel
                              or fax to 856-453-0361

                                                      Application deadline: September 15, 2017

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