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Program Coordinator - Family Support Center 


Seeking to hire a Full Time Program Coordinator for Family Support Center

  • Provide administrative support to the Program Manager. 
  • Offer parent support, education, resources and advocacy in an environment that is safe and non-discriminatory
  • Serve a minimum of 50 families each year by providing compassionate support to empower parents to have a better quality of life, improve their psychological health, reduce levels of stress, feel less isolated, and gain skills needed to cope with their loved ones’ OUD (opioid use disorders)
  • Facilitate weekly support groups for parents of young adults with OUD’s, and offer supportive counseling utilizing the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model
  • Provides training and administrative support/supervision to Family Support Center team members
  • Maintains confidentiality and immediately reports to management breaches in confidentiality
  • Attend a five-day CRAFT training provided by DMHAS
  • Conduct weekly supportive and psychoeducation groups utilizing the CRAFT model
  • Employ the CRAFT model to guide the caretakers in reducing the loved one’s substance use, influence them to seek treatment, and improve the functionality of their family
  • Assist parents or caretaker of a loved one with an OUD’s examining their interactions in order to improve their communication strategies and reduce emotional stress.
  • Encourage, support, and assist family members to make positive life changes and improve their psychological functioning
  • Assist parents with identifying their loved one’s substance-using behaviors and triggers and demonstrate open-mindedness and flexibility when discussing treatment options/approaches
  • Engage in role-plays with parents to rehearse positive communication skills
  • In collaboration with the parents or caretakers, develop a Wellness Plan which should include self-care strategies, communication strategies, referrals to treatments, resources for other support services and provide goal-oriented support and monitor progress
  • Offer resources to families seeking information on substance use disorder and behavioral treatment. Resources include accessing treatment information through REACH-NJ, NJ Connect, private insurance, DMHAS IME Addictions Access Center, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) options, etc.
  • Provide lists of 12 Step and Recovery Support Group Meeting locations and/or other Mutual Support Groups for families
  • Provide parents with information on peer recovery supports and programs, such as the Opioid Overdose Recovery program (OORP), Recovery Centers, etc.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Main Site  
About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of over 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State laws.  
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