Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Peer Support Specialist III for the Community Outreach Services – Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR) department at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
The Substance Abuse Counselor (Case Manager) is a member of the Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR) Program and will provide case management services for individuals with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) to assist with issues that often occur concurrently with OUD, such as homelessness , incarceration , legal issues, employment, education, transportation, need for social services, health care, child welfare involvement , child care, health insurance, documentation, etc.
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.
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.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a health, psychology, counseling, social work, education or a related behavioral/mental health field plus three (3) years of related experience working with high need individuals with substance use disorders.
Consideration will be giving to candidates with a 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.
Demonstrated experience with community based service provision to adults with addictions.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Must be able to serve assigned shifts, which may include weekend, holiday and/or off-hour shifts and provide 24/7 on-call coverage as assigned.
Must possess own vehicle or alternate means of transportation for use to outreach individuals served.
There is 1 vacancy available in Mercer County and 1 available in Hunterdon County.
Posting Number: 21ST0262
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 126208
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.