Licensed Counselor

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 Licensed Counselor opening!

Our licensed counselors are responsible for providing counseling addiction services, education, and support to our clients in our residential and outpatient substance disorder treatment programs at our Newark, Secaucus, Kearny, Morris Plains, or Toms River, NJ locations.

Work schedules will be reflected during the time of onboarding. The work schedule will include evenings and weekend hours based on business needs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of a Licensed Counselor

  • Assess client’s needs using evidence-based validated assessment tools (i.e., ASI, CASI, etc.), diagnose clients for substance disorders using the DSM, and determine the appropriate level of care based on ASAM criteria to provide individual and group therapy, psycho-education, case management, and crisis intervention to clients.
  • The counselor should 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, when and where necessary, throughout treatment according to ASAM criteria 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; process and monitor results of urine analysis and escort clients using company vehicle (if approved) to medical, legal, or recreational appointments and be available for an on-call crisis where applicable.
  • Provide active case consultations and maintain ongoing communication (direct & in-direct) with supervisor, Director, coworkers, families (if consent is given), and referral sources; participate in weekly Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meetings for assigned clients, clinical supervision, training, workshops, etc. – as assigned by Director.
  • Keep accurate records and clinical documentation per 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 (i.e., criminal justice agencies, schools, employers, DCP&P, and/or mental health treatment providers).
  • Perform additional functions supportive of the program as assigned by the respective Program Director.
  • Adhere to all safety and security protocols of the work site.

Preferred Qualifications of a Licensed Counselor:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field, *Counselor II, III, IV, will require a master’s degree
  • Three (3) years of experience in human services fieldwork preferred
  • Experience in substance abuse program management, delivery, and evaluation preferred

Specialized Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

  • Strong working knowledge of ASAM criteria
  • A strong understanding of symptom criteria (as outlined in the DSM) is necessary to identify mental health, personality, and substance use disorders.
  • In-depth knowledge of the causes and effects of addiction on individuals, families, and society
  • Understanding of crisis management and the ability to deal with life-threatening situations, including the prevention of suicide and/or homicide under the guidance of the correctional center staff if needed
  • Understanding of addictions recovery, motivational interviewing, and 12-step treatment methods
  • Knowledge of needs and risk assessment
  • Comprehension of case management and record-keeping practices
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • In-depth knowledge and strict adherence to the Code of Ethics and client’s Bill of Rights
  • Ability to clinically justify treatment at various levels of care using ASAM 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

Licensing and Credentials:

  • Must hold current counseling or social work license in the State of New Jersey
  • Credentials (e.g., CADC)
  • Master’s level licensure (e.g., LSW, LAC, LCADC) for Counselor III, IV positions only.
  • Clinical Licensure (e.g., LPC, LCSW)

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 practices 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 the 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 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.