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Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in others' lives? Then come join the Straight and Narrow team!

Headquartered in Paterson, NJ, Straight and Narrow is the largest program of its kind. We provide innovative and compassionate services to individuals struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. We are looking for dedicated, caring and compassionate people to work in our Residential/Outpatient Treatment Facilities and Community Programs.

Counselor Intern

Schedule per week: Full Time (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm and once a month rotating Saturday and Sunday)

Location: Secaucus, NJ

Job Summary:

The Credentialed Counselor functions an integral part of the treatment team and provides individual, group, family and didactic sessions as well as case management services to the clients on his/her caseload ensuring that the treatment requirements of all regulating bodies are fulfilled.


1. Provide individual, group and family counseling; didactics; treatment planning and case management as required per licensing standards (residential or ambulatory according to program) for a caseload of clients

2. Formulate measurable individualized Treatment Plans and Treatment Plan Reviews for each client on caseload

3. Maintain clinical portion of clients charts as per the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and CARF guidelines, ensuring that all documentation is up-to-date as per Straight & Narrows Policy on Timeframe for Documentation in Clients Charts

4. Attend regularly scheduled multidisciplinary team meetings (MDT) and present information for Treatment Plan or Treatment Plan Review for clients on caseload

5. Attend individual and group supervision with Clinical Supervisor as scheduled

6. Provide clients on caseload with referrals to other agencies (i.e., health, psychiatric, vocational rehabilitation and public assistance) for concurrent and/or continued care as part of case management as necessary

7. Provide crisis intervention to clients as necessary

8. Submit documentation to Supervisor daily for any/all sessions held with clients on that day

9. Attend and actively participate in all CQI subcommittee meetings and/or Grievance Committee meetings on which membership is held

10. Prepare monthly reports to overseeing agencies/referral sources (i.e., DCP&P Drug Court, probation officers, parole officers)

11. Present supervisor annually documentation of continuing education coursework to maintain CADC/LCADC certification.

12. Encourage and support clients participation in AA/NA/GA activities

13. Encourage and support clients participation in AA/NA

14. Follow all Electronic Health Records (EHR) policies.


For full time positions, we offer medical, vision, dental, life and supplemental life insurance. Accidental and Critical Illness Insurance, 403B with employer match, Paid Time off (PTO), in house training seminars, two training days for certified professionals. SN also offers supervision for those individuals trying to become licensed in NJ as a LCADC/CADC, LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC and LMFT. We participate in employee discount programs such as the Working Advantage program.


CADC or LCADC. If counselor does not have either a CADC or LCADC, must be actively pursuing one or the other and must have a BA or MA degree. Must complete CADC or LCADC within three (3) years from date of hire. Must possess the ability to type and be computer literate.