Contingency Management Counselor

Are you searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make an impact in someone’s life? At Integrity, we believe that a vibrant company culture which supports and nurtures our employees is so important that it is the key to our success.  With our team culture, we listen to your ideas and invest in your career growth!  Our purpose and passion are to empower clients, their loved ones, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.  Be a part of our team whose mission is to help individuals and families through an effective and measurable system of comprehensive Therapeutic Community addictions treatment, mental health treatment, and recovery support in a way that brings about positive, long-term lifestyle change.

Integrity House is qualified as a Tier 1 site to participate in the Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR-LRP) through HRSA. Through this program, full-time eligible staff can apply to have their student loans paid (up to $250,000) for a 6 year full-time commitment to Integrity House.

We are excited to announce our Counselor opening!  The Counselor oversees the distribution and tracking of incentives used in the Newark Outpatient Contingency Management Program. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of a Contingency Management Counselor:

    • Assists the Program Director and Incentives Coordinator in designing the contingency management system as well as assisting with the development and implementation of effective evidence-based treatment strategies for stimulant users
  • Assess client’s counseling needs using evidence-based validated assessment tools (i.e. ASI, CASI, etc.), diagnose clients for substance disorders using the DSM, and determine appropriate level of care based on ASAM PPC in order to provide individual and group therapy, psycho-education, case management, and crisis intervention to clients
  • Obtain previous records that are relevant to the current treatment episode and collaborate with clients to develop a written treatment plan that is client-centered, recovery oriented and includes goals with measurable objectives
  • Provide substance abuse counseling services specified in the client treatment plan throughout treatment according to ASAM PPC to determine the need for continued services, transfer or discharge
  • Conduct CSR for SAI, LOCI/Extension Requests for Drug Court clients and Utilization Review for Private Insurance clients
  • Provide active case consultations and maintain ongoing communication with supervisor, Director, coworkers, families and referral sources; participate in weekly Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meetings
  • Keep accurate records and clinical documentation, in accordance with Annex A requirements; complete clinical documentation for all counseling, education services, assessments, reassessments, referrals, and follow-up in the paper and/or electronic records while maintaining quality assurance standards are met
  • Document complete and detailed facility incident reports for Director and any other persons stipulated to receive them, including referral source per contractual agreement and emergency contact when appropriate
  • Develop client’s transfer and/or discharge plans to ensure movement to appropriate levels of care; contact referral source (s), provide case consultation, and coordinate with referral sources

Preferred Qualifications for a Counselor:

Education, Experience, and Licensure:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Services preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required
  • At least three (3) years of experience in direct practice with substance use populations, including stimulant users, preferred
  • Clinical Licensure (e.g., LCADC, LCSW, LPC), preferred OR
  • CADC required
  • A valid Driver’s License

Specialized Skills, Abilities and Knowledge:

  • Strong working knowledge of ASAM Patient Placement Criteria
  • Strong understanding of symptom criteria (as outlined in the DSM-IV) necessary to identify mental health, personality and substance use disorders
  • In-depth knowledge of the causes and effects of addition on individuals, families and society
  • Understanding of addictions recovery, motivational interviewing and 12-step treatment methods
  • Comprehension of case management and record keeping practices
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to clinically justify treatment at various level of care using ASAM placement criteria
  • Ability to conduct service reviews and negotiate continued residential treatment with insurance companies, drug court task evaluators and SAI care coordinators
  • Ability to conduct clinical assessments under the supervision of a Clinical Supervisor
  • Ability to conduct a suicidal/homicidal risk assessment
  • Ability to identify symptoms associated with mental health and personality disorders
  • Effective clinical communication, both written and verbal
  • Ability to establish strong therapeutic alliances with clients and solid working relationships with staff
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural awareness, genuine positive regard and empathy regarding client concerns
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality in performing counselor duties

How to Apply

Interested candidates may apply by sending a thoughtfully written cover letter and resume to Robert Aponte with the title of the position in the email subject line and information regarding where they found the job posting.

Why Work for Integrity?

We believe that work is more than a place you go to every day.  It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.  We believe that workplace diversity and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company’s success and provide you with the best co-workers you could ask for.  Our employee benefits play an important role in making Integrity a great place to work.  

Our Exceptional Benefits Package (full-time) Includes:

  • Low Cost and Generous Medical and Prescription Coverage (ask us for our benefits summary, we are proud of it!)
  • Employer Paid Dental
  • Employer Paid Vision
  • Employer Paid Life and AD&D 
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability
  • Employer Paid Health Reimbursement Account
  • Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday Time
  • 403(b) Plan with a Dollar for Dollar Match up to 3% of Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement – up to $3,000 annual
  • Recognition Rewards
  • Professional Development Assistance

Who We Are?

Since 1968, Integrity House has provided comprehensive and compassionate addiction treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders. Integrity is accredited from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, at its highest level, Integrity House is recognized statewide as a treatment leader.  Integrity House is committed to best practice and has expanded its program and services throughout the years to remain a practical resource for those who need help.  We currently offer inpatient, residential, and outpatient, levels of addiction treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; treatment for co-occurring disorders; outpatient mental health services; recovery programs; education and workforce readiness opportunities; and supportive housing.

Apply today!  Be part of an amazing interdisciplinary team committed to rebuilding lives, families, and communities.

Integrity is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.  Integrity House openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Physical/Medical Requirements: Before hire, candidates shall be required to show documentation of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and have a negative TB skin test and positive titers for the MMR. Candidates will also be required to undergo SUD pre-boarding requirements, including drug testing, fingerprinting, and a physical exam