Job Seekers
Post Resume
Find Jobs
Get jobs by email
Post Jobs
Find Resumes
Get resumes by email
Substance Abuse Counselor (Case Manager) Multiple Vacancies
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/26/2022
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Substance Abuse Counselor (Case Manager) Multiple Vacancies
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Medical and Patient Services
Department UBHC-Case Management Srvcs-PISC
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHC’s 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school. Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199 consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Substance Abuse Counselor (Case Manager) Multiple Vacancies in the Community Mental Health Center (Outpatient Department) for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
The Substance Abuse Counselor provides community-based case management and counseling services for individuals with substance use disorders to include assessment, treatment / recovery planning, linkage and coordination of care.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides case management services to assist individuals to gain access to needed medical, social, education, mental health, addiction, co-occurring and other services.
  • Visits individuals served in their homes throughout the county as per schedule developed with supervisor.
  • Develops a comprehensive case management assessment that addresses life domains such as housing, finances, transportation, legal services, vocational, employment, health care, and family strengths/needs.
  • Links individuals served to appropriate care and resources in the community including resources that address specialized needs, such as agencies providing services related to HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders, chronic and acute health problems and problems stemming from involvement with the criminal justice system.
  • Helps individuals identify triggers for relapse and focus on a lifestyle centered on recovery.
  • Links individuals served to substance abuse and co-occurring treatment.
  • Provides specialized substance use disorder treatment/co-occurring services.
  • Demonstrates the ability to engage and establish a working relationship with, and provide services to individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD).
  • Maintains appropriate consumer/patient records as mandated by University Behavioral Health Care policy and applicable accrediting organization standards.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 20S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 51688.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 61720.000
Annual Maximum Salary 73062.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral health profession plus three (3) years of related experience working with high need individuals with substance use disorders.
  • A Bachelor’s level Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification.
  • All clinical licensing as required by discipline and New Jersey Division of consumer affairs.
  • Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey certification/licensure as required by the State Board of Social Work.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be able to serve assigned shifts, which may include weekend, holiday and/or off-hour shifts.
  • Must possess own vehicle for use to outreach individuals served.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
  • Experience with community-based service provision to adults with addictions.
  • Master’s degree in a related behavioral health profession or a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) license along with the three (3) years of specific related experience.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST0552
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
Location Details
Piscataway, New Jersey

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

*Please mention academicjobs.net to employers when applying for this job*
Academic Jobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Google Plus
About Academic Jobs
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2022 Academic Jobs - All Rights Reserved.