Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Habilitation Counselor for the Adult Substance Abuse Program (Middlesex County Jail) at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care. The primary function of the Habilitation Counselor position is to provide individual, group and psycho-educational substance abuse treatment services within a modified therapeutic community. Case management and discharge planning are an integral part of the service provision including participation in the aftercare program.
Among the key duties of this position are the following: Provides assessment, individual, group and psycho educational substance abuse services for inmates referred and accepted to program.
Manages caseload and supervisory demands effectively, while considering both, quality of
Maintains appropriate consumer/patient records as mandated by University Behavioral HealthCare policy.
Completes all documentation within prescribed time frame as required by program and contractual agreement.
Maintains statistical records for monthly quarterly and annual reports as mandated by regulatory and UBHC requirements.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology or related areas and minimum one (1) year experience working in substance abuse treatment program.
Preemployment drug screening (at Rutgers' expense) and background check, including fingerprinting (at applicant's expense) are required.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.