Director of Admissions

Are you searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to impact someone’s life? At Integrity, we believe that a vibrant company culture that supports and nurtures our employees is so essential 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.

We are excited to announce our Director of Admissions opening!

Integrity operates residential treatment services on two campus’, Newark and Secaucus for Inpatient, Residential and Halfway House levels of care serving both men and women. Additionally, Integrity operates 6 Outpatient Departments within the State of New Jersey possessing both Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health licensing. The Director of Admissions is charged with managing the strategic and operational residential and outpatient referrals, residential admissions scheduling, stakeholder relationship building and interim services for all prospective Integrity clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Director of Admissions:

  • Maintain maximum utilization of 420 residential treatment beds throughout Integrity’s Newark and Secaucus programs.
  • Ensure compliance with all utilization requirements for various referral contracts.  
  • Ensure rosters, payer matrix reporting and program enrollment is maintained.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and retain admission counselors and support staff.
  • Maintain close, reciprocal relationships with referral and funding sources, including NJSI, Recovery Court, SPB-MAP, ISP, SAI, Federal Probation/Pre-Trial, Community Re-entry and various community based treatment programs.
  • Work collaboratively with CCO, residential managers, program directors and staff to improve quality of care coordination throughout the agency, (i.e., discharge & transition planning, case management and bed flow, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively with medical department and admissions staff to consistently improve processes, pre-screening and workflow.
  • Assumes initiative in organizational activities and seeks new sources of client referrals and programs for the growth of the Integrity House.
  • Develops annual program goals and objectives for the department, assumes responsibility for the implementation and achievement of these goals and objectives on a timely basis.
  • Collects and maintains essential data (Utilization, Outcomes, etc.) for reporting and department evaluations and improvements.
  • Develops and implement policies, procedures and metrics regarding continuous quality improvement in the admission process.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations and implement corrective action when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications for the Director of Admissions:

Education & Experience:

  •  Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling and Related Field required
  • At least five (5) years of experience in human services fieldwork, preferred
  • Experience in substance use program management, delivery, and evaluation, preferred

Required Licensing or Certifications:

  • Clinical Licensure (e.g., CADC and/or LSW)
  • A valid Driver’s Licensed (need to travel between Newark and Secaucus facilities)

Specialized Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:

  • Strong working knowledge of ASAM-3 Placement Criteria.
  • Knowledge of standard substance abuse assessment tools, such as the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and the Level of Care Index (LOCI).
  • Knowledge of Corporate, State and Federal confidentiality guidelines.
  • Strong understanding of symptom criteria (as outlined in the DSM-5) necessary to identify mental health, personality and substance use disorders.
  • Understanding of crisis management and the ability to deal with life threatening situations including the prevention of suicide and/or homicide.
  • Knowledge of needs and risk assessment.
  • 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 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.

Work Schedule

This position is full-time, exempt, with initial work hours being Monday-Friday 8a-4pm but subject to change based on agency need. 

Why Work for Integrity?

We believe that work is more than a place you go 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 essential role in making Integrity a great workplace.

Our Exceptional Benefits Package 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 $4,000 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 by 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.

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 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.