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E00227 – Director of Substance Abuse Services

Full-time Position



Position Overview:

Reporting to the Program Director, the Director of Substance Abuse Services/Clinical Supervisor is the primary organizer, monitor, and overseer of the therapeutic functions and services provided by the therapists within their programs. May carry a reduced caseload of clients and provides clinical support, supervision, and monitoring for the therapists assigned to their programs. Also, responsible for program development, training of clinical staff and maintaining professional relationships with collateral agencies.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall direction of all substance abuse services.
  • Participate in Policy and Procedure Committee; make recommendations for additions/amendments to Policies and Procedures/ prepare draft policies for approval.
  • Responsible for preparing for accreditation and for chairing the Performance Improvement Committee.
  • Assesses and develop overall substance abuse counseling services.
  • Oversee substance abuse department staffing.
  • Provides in-service training to clinical staff on regularly-scheduled basis.
  • Monitors clinical records regularly for quality and compliance with State and Federal regulations. Conducts mock inspections.
  • Participates in research and evaluation activities as required by N.J. Division of Addiction Services.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to community agencies as requested.
  • Provides individual supervisions to counseling in managing difficult or complex clients.
  • Conduct substance abuse counseling staff performance appraisals.
  • Oversees substance abuse counseling case assignments and discharges.
  • Conducts weekly case conference with inter-disciplinary team.
  • Possess the knowledge and understanding of how to recognize and manage an opiate overdose.
  • Understand the clinical benefits and limitations of urine screens, toxicology, and other testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of CPR and Basic Life Support.
  • Culturally competent.
  • Knowledgeable of and enforce agency policies and procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Certified Clinical Supervisor certified by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (if applicable)
    • Master’s degree in human services, mental health, or social work fields with at least five years of experience in addiction services, with two of those years in a supervisory capacity, and be a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor or a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; or
    • Doctoral degree in human services, mental health, social work or medicine, with at least two years of supervisory experience and at least one of the following certifications.
      • Licensed or Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Counselor (LCADC or CADC);

  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS);
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) board certification;
  • American Psychology Association, College of Proficiency in the treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders; or
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certificate in Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry.


Problem Solving: Identifies problems, involves others in seeking solutions when appropriate, conducts appropriate analysis, searches for best solutions, responds quickly to new challenges.

Job Knowledge: Understands duties and responsibilities, has required job knowledge; has necessary technical skills; understands company mission/values; keeps job knowledge current; is in command of critical issues.

Project Management: Coordinates the diverse components of the project by balancing scope, time, cost, and quality.

Collaboration: Works in collaboration with other health professionals and leaders from other disciplines.

Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.


Work Environment: May work in a variety of environments including professional offices, clinics, hospitals, or out-patient facilities. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


 Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.