Substance Abuse Evaluator

NJ Judiciary Vicinage 1
November 30, 2018
Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Job Type
Career level
Entry level
salary range in US $
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Other Certifications
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Should another position become available within six months of the closing date, the applicant pool from this recruitment may be used to fill additional positions.

The Atlantic/Cape May Vicinage is seeking a highly competent professional who possesses outstanding reasoning and problem solving skills and is committed to providing exceptional customer service to court referred clients. Under the general direction of the Court Executive 2B (Vicinage Criminal Division Manager) and/or the Court Executive 1B (Vicinage Assistant Criminal Division Manager) and the direct supervision of the Court Services Supervisor 2, this individual will schedule and conduct interviews with clients who have potential substance abuse problems; develop client histories as they relate and contribute to addictive behavior; use appropriate assessment tools to formulate treatment recommendations; evaluate client's clinical suitability for the Drug Court program and appropriate treatment modality; prepare written and verbal substance abuse assessments, treatment recommendations and progress reports for the court; provide testimony in the area of substance abuse as required; collect and maintain case statistics to generate status reports; perform related duties as required. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in the areas of fundamental concepts of pharmacological properties, the continuum of drug use and the potential for substance abuse disorders and their psychological and physical effects, and understand technical material, rules and regulations. Travel within the multi county vicinage and / or to meeting locations outside the vicinage may be required. 



Certification: Possession of a valid New Jersey certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Applicants who possess the credential as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) are considered to have met the above certification requirement.

Substitution: Valid certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and two years of experience in a recognized treatment program or agency evaluating and/or counseling chemically dependent clients, including gathering and analyzing socioeconomic information; determining client treatment needs; providing access to social services, therapeutic interventions, rehabilitative assistance, or professional counseling; and preparing reports of findings and recommendations may be substituted for the CADC.
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