LCADC/CADC/LAC/LSW Counselor Sign on bonus of $3000 (Full Time Only)

June 27, 2024
Job Type
Career level
1-3 years
Certificate Needed:
Other Certifications


Schedule per week: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm and 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Paterson, NJ

Job Summary:

The Credentialed Counselor functions an integral part of the treatment team and provides individual, group, family and didactic sessions as well as case management services to the clients on his/her caseload ensuring that the treatment requirements of all regulating bodies are fulfilled.


Provide individual, group and family counseling; didactics; treatment planning and case management as required per licensing standards (residential or ambulatory according to program) for a caseload of clients
Formulate measurable individualized Treatment Plans and Treatment Plan Reviews for each client on caseload
Maintain clinical portion of clients’ charts as per the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and CARF guidelines, ensuring that all documentation is up-to-date as per Straight & Narrow’s Policy on Timeframe for Documentation in Clients’ Charts
Attend regularly scheduled multidisciplinary team meetings (MDT) and present information for Treatment Plan or Treatment Plan Review for clients’ on caseload
Attend individual and group supervision with Clinical Supervisor as scheduled
Provide clients on caseload with referrals to other agencies (i.e., health, psychiatric, vocational rehabilitation and public assistance) for concurrent and/or continued care as part of case management as necessary
Provide crisis intervention to clients as necessary
Submit documentation to Supervisor daily for any/all sessions held with clients on that day
Attend and actively participate in all CQI subcommittee meetings and/or Grievance Committee meetings on which membership is held
Prepare monthly reports to overseeing agencies/referral sources (i.e., DCP&P Drug Court, probation officers, parole officers)
Present supervisor annually documentation of continuing education coursework maintaining CADC/LCADC certification.
Encourage and support clients’ participation in AA/NA/GA activities
Follow all Electronic Health Record (EHR) policies.


For full time positions, we offer medical, vision, dental, life and supplemental life insurance. Accidental and Critical Illness Insurance, 403B with employer match, Paid Time off (PTO), in house training seminars, two training days for certified professionals. SN also offers supervision for those individuals trying to become licensed in NJ as a LCADC/CADC, LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC and LMFT. We participate in employee discount programs such as the Working Advantage program.



Must have a BA/BS or MA/MSW degree with a CADC or LCADC. 1-3 years experience in the addictions and/or mental health field. Good interpersonal, verbal and written skills. Familiar with NJSAMS, ASAM and LOCI. Experience facilitating group and individuals and familiar with Drug Court Policies. Excellent working knowledge of computers. Experience in the fee per service environment a plus.

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