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E00227 – Director of Substance Abuse Services

Full-time Position



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Position Overview:

Responsible for day-to-day supervision of substance abuse counseling services.


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.
  • 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.
  • To possess the knowledge and understanding of how to recognize and manage an opiate overdose.
  • To understand the clinical benefits and limitations of urine screens, toxicology, and other testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of CPR and Basic Life Support.
  • To be culturally competent.
  • Must be knowledgeable of and enforce agency policies and procedures.


  • Other related duties as assigned.






Education and Experience:

Have a Master’s degree in human services, the mental health or social work or social work fields, which at least five years of experience in addiction services, with two of those years in supervisory capacity, and be Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; or


  • A NJ licensed psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) who possesses a Certification of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders from the American Psychological Association; or is an LCADC; and is a certified clinical supervisor by The Certification Board
  • A NJ licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who is a certified clinical supervisor.
  • A NJ licensed professional counselor (LPC) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who is a certified clinical supervisor.
  • A NJ licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) who holds a Master’s recognized by the Board and is a certified clinical supervisor
  • A NJ licensed physician, certified by the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM) or is a board-certified psychiatrist.
  • A NJ licensed advance practice nurse (APN)who is a certified clinical supervisor.






  • Must meet the minimum standards as set forth in the Competencies for the director of Substance Abuse Services.