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Clinician, Essex County 

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Clinician needed for full-time, permanent position in Newark, NJ.

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Clinician will provide counseling services to clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, to support and strengthen their capacity to engage in healthy practices and improve their quality of life. Additionally, the Clinician will operate as a member of a larger team in the provision of clinical and program services. The Clinician will promote or be trained to implement the use of the Nurtured Heart Approach, as well as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency interventions (ARC). All activities with the goal of creating a safe place, a safe path, and a safe presence in the program.

Duties include:

  • Provide evidence-based comprehensive assessment that includes life domains such as mental health, substance use, housing, finances, transportation, legal services, vocational, employment, health care and family strengths/needs.

  • Provide individual counseling to address substance use, trauma, co-occurring and mental health disorders; provide referral to higher level of care when necessary.

  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing to develop a trusting relationship with clients.

  • Use trauma-informed modalities and interventions.

  • Provide timely documentation for all screenings, assessments, interventions, individual and group sessions, treatment goal development, and referrals.

  • Participate in clinical staff meetings and clinical training program(s) as indicated.

  • Provide support to ensure seamless transitions among CGE's continuum of care as needed.

  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.

  • Participate in program evaluation and ongoing quality improvement efforts.

  • Prepare and deliver oral and written reports to clinical staff and appropriate professional agencies as indicated.

  • Participate in program, committee and clinical staff meetings as indicated.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in social work with LSW or LCSW.

  • Evidence of working with substance use population and/or evidence of addiction coursework.

  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience working with substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and trauma.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with friendly and professional demeanor.

  • Ability to be flexible to the daily changing needs within the community and to handle obstacles with compassion and resolve.


This position is currently accepting applications.

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