Clinical Director - Family First & Pathways to Recovery (3199)

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Position Summary: Responsible for the direction, provision and quality of substance abuse counseling services for Pathways to Recovery for Adults and Adolescent and Family First Programs

Location: Camden and Gloucester County

Job Type/Status: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides clinical supervision of program staff, students and volunteers.
  • May provide direct service activity as needed.
  • Assures the continuing training and development of program staff.
  • Regularly schedules meetings with program staff to discuss plans, address areas of potential problems and program functioning.
  • Conducts employee evaluations annually in accordance with Center For Family Services' policies and procedures
  • Treats colleagues and students as individuals with respect and dignity.
  • Attends all required staff meetings, program and Center for Family Services activities.
  • Meets regularly with supervisor.
  • Discusses family and staff issues, when necessary, only with designated appropriate staff.
  • Reports any suspected child/elder abuse and neglect per New Jersey's guidelines
  • Conducts self as a role model in interactions with staff, colleagues and funding sources in accordance with Center for Family Services' Code of Ethics.
  • Develops and promotes relationships with other social service agencies and represents the program and agency in the community.
  • Participates in the effective maintenance of written objectives, policies and procedures, an organizational plan and a quality assurance program for the clinical components of substance abuse services that are consistent with the CFS mission
  • Assists the AVP in the planning of operational functions and quality of services and provides clinical oversight to ensure they are properly implemented by clinical staff
  • Directs the selection, hiring, evaluation and promotion of all clinical staff
  • Directs the establishment and maintenance of liaison relationships and communication with staff, service providers, community resources and clients
  • Identifies priority populations for admission and treatment or referral as appropriate according to protocol, policies and procedures
  • Ensures that assessments and intakes with clients are conducted in accordance with policies and procedures in a clinically appropriate manner
  • Ensures approaches to treatment are evidence based or based on objective information consistent with recognized treatment principles and practices for each level of care and type of client served
  • Provides or ensures and documents that direct clinical supervision is provided at least one hour per week to all clinical staff, individually or in a group setting with group supervision not to exceed 50 percent of supervision time
  • Ensures that substance abuse counseling services are provided as specified in the client treatment plan and coordinated with other client care services, if applicable, to provide continuity of care
  • Ensures that the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients with co-occurring disorders is provided by appropriately trained and qualified clinical staff, and that the clinical supervision of such staff is provided
  • Directs the provision of staff education activities and provides consultation to program personnel
  • Provides orientation to and evaluation of new counseling staff
  • Ensures counseling staff are appropriately licensed or credentialed
  • Participates in the identification of quality care indicators and outcome objectives and the collection and review of data to monitor staff and program performance
  • Participates in the planning and budgeting for the department.


  • Masters in Social Work, Counseling or related, licensable field.
  • Two years minimum of full-time or full-time equivalent, administrative or supervisory experience in a substance abuse treatment facility
  • Maintains CPR certifications, as required licensure
  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver's License in the state of his/her residence if job is classified as Occasional or Essential driving
  • Must have and maintain automobile insurance if driving a personal vehicle
  • Licensable Master's Degree or higher meeting the requirements of 10:161B, 1.8, a, with appropriate supervision certificate if also in possession of LCADC or CCS if not in possession of LCADC
  • - Ability to give and carry out written and oral directions for increasingly complex situations.
  • Negotiates, persuades, and modifies opinion in order to reach the goals/objectives of Center for Family Services.
  • Ability to complete basic mathematical operations and use them to calculate figures such as percentages and means for the analysis of reports
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and responds to email in a professional manner
  • Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in the prioritizing of workload and inclusion of supervisor in staff and programmatic decisions
  • Must be able to travel to different Center for Family Services' building sites.
  • Must pass and maintain compliance with CFS Motor Vehicle Report.
  • Must maintain automobile insurance coverage if driving a personal vehicle.
  • Pass a physical examination, TB screening, rubella/rubella titer as required licensing agent

At the Center for Family Services our employees are our greatest resource and we are committed to investing in our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as ongoing resources that will support staff on their personal and professional journey.*

  • Excellent paid time off (PTO) program, including vacation, sick, personal, and holiday
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical insurance plan options
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Ongoing Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement

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Disclaimer Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages.