Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC), Newton, NJ, is a healthy non-profit in Sussex County for over 45 years dedicated to community wellness and recovery from substance use disorder. Their excellent work thrives with a team of grant writers who have a finger on the pulse of the Sussex County recovery community. Through federal, state and local grants as well as private and public foundation donations, CFPC is a grant and donation driven agency. Most recently, CFPC was awarded the STAR (Support Team for Addiction Recovery) grant, to employ recovery specialists who will provide non-clinical assistance and recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). Funding is provided under the State of New Jersey’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The Sussex County STAR team will also consist of a program supervisor and case managers who, together with recovery support specialists will work with individuals 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. The overall goal of STAR is to help maintain individuals with OUD in a “Recovery Zone” for as long as possible, help to reduce the risk of recurring episodes of opioid related problems and prevent future overdose.
STAR will provide services according to a recovery based philosophy of care and support the individuals’ continuing stability, recovery and wellness as they move through the recovery continuum. The STAR team encourages self-determination and promotes the hope that individuals can recover from OUD and regain meaningful roles and relationships in the community. The STAR team will support recovery planning by linking individuals to resources and services in the community, identifying factors that impact wellness and recovery, providing assistance in the managing of crisis situations, and modeling strategies on how to manage addiction successfully.
Below are employment opportunities available specific to the Sussex County STAR team with CFPC:
STAR PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
Description: Center for Prevention and Counseling is accepting applications for a part-time STAR Program Supervisor who will provide clinical oversight to the STAR program, case managers and recovery specialists.
Responsibilities: The STAR Program Supervisor position is 20 hours per week with flexibility to be available outside of designated times, if needed. Supervision will be provided in accordance with state regulations and best practices. The ideal candidate will be compassionate, organized, skilled, knowledgeable of recovery supports and able to work in collaboration with various disciplines, such as medical professionals, criminal justice and mental health.
Requirements: Applicants with LCSW/LPC, LCADC or other Master’s level clinical license and/or with evidence of addiction coursework will be considered. Supervisory experience well versed in clinical supervision and treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring issues, as well as the use of MAT to integrate evidence based treatment modalities preferred.
STAR CASE MANAGER
Description: Center for Prevention & Counseling is accepting applications for full time Case Managers to work collaboratively with Recovery Specialists in assisting people with opioid use disorder. This is a full time position funded through the Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR) Program which provides one year of case management and recovery support services for individuals with opioid use disorders.
Responsibilities: STAR Case Managers will provide comprehensive case management and recovery capitol assessments, assist the individuals in developing an Integrated Family Case Plan and Recovery Wellness Plan and make referrals to SUD treatment and other community based services that address various life domains. The Case Managers must offer each individual a minimum of one visit for one hour per week by a staff member and maintain accurate records of grant objectives. Case Managers will work collaboratively with the Recovery Specialist and individual to promote their recovery to the fullest potential. Additional job requirements include participation in mandatory training, team meetings and supervision sessions.
Requirements: Applicants must possess knowledge in formal/informal community systems and resources and demonstrate evidence of working with substance use populations/addiction coursework. Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s level CADC, LCADC, or Master’s in health, psychology, counseling, social work, education or other behavioral health profession and have a minimum of three years experience working with high need individuals involved with substance use disorders. Case Managers must have a valid driver’s license and independent mode of transportation and undergo a background check.
STAR RECOVERY SPECIALIST
Description: Center for Prevention & Counseling is accepting applications for full time Recovery Specialists to work collaboratively with Case Managers in assisting people with opioid use disorder. This is a full time position funded through the Support Team for Addiction Recovery (STAR) Program which provides one year of case management and recovery support services for individuals with opioid use disorders.
Responsibilities: STAR Recovery Specialists will assist individuals in developing a Recovery Wellness Plan with measurable objectives that meets their personal needs. Recovery Specialists honor and promote all pathways of recovery and serve as a positive role model by sharing experiential knowledge, hope and skills. Recovery Specialists will work collaboratively with the Case Managers and individual to promote their recovery to the fullest potential and ensure the individual engages in services for up to one year. Recovery Specialists will provide in-person/telephone support based on the individual’s personal choice for up to one year, monitor the Recovery Wellness Plans and maintain accurate records. Additional job requirements include participation in mandatory training, team meetings and supervision sessions.
Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of two years of experience in the guiding principles of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and be sustaining an abstinence-based recovery lifestyle. At a minimum, an Associate’s Degree is preferred with a high school diploma or equivalency required. CPRS or CCAR Recovery Coaches preferred; bilingual Spanish a plus. Recovery Specialists must have a valid driver’s license and independent mode of transportation and undergo a background check (criminal history not necessarily a disqualifier/felon friendly).
STAR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Description: Center for Prevention & Counseling is accepting applications for a Part Time Assistant to offer administrative support to the entire STAR Recovery Support Team.
Responsibilities: This is a 15 hour per week position and will include, but is not limited to performing day to day tasks such as clerical work, contacting individuals participating in the STAR program and assisting with data collection and data input.
Requirements: Applicants must have strong teamwork and computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office required, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Experience in the guiding principles of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness preferred. Applicants must undergo a background check.
This very significant STAR grant will commence in the Fall of 2019 and, for more information or to apply for positions under the STAR grant, please send cover letter, resume and references or inquiries by email only to Jacqueline Nunn at Jacqueline@centerforprevention.org