Family Therapy Coordinator
Position Overview: The Family Therapy Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and quality assurance of all family services provided by Recovery Centers of America working with both in-patient and outpatient departments. The coordinator will provide training for Family Services to reporting site clinical and nonclinical staff. This position reports directly to the Clinical Director and is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the family intervention skills of those providing substance abuse assessments, treatment, and care.
- Help clients and their families develop treatment goals and plans and help build cohesion and support within the client’s established family unit
- Review and recommend treatment options with clients and their families
- Teach families about addiction or behavior disorders and help them develop strategies to cope with those problems
- Oversee RCA’s family program and provide weekly family orientation
- Ability to complete accurate and timely documentation in alignment with NJ regulations
- Perform any other job-related duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required and licensure as a LAMFT, LMFT, LCSW, LPC is preferred.
- One to three years of experience in a behavioral healthcare or substance abuse settings serving culturally diverse populations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Proven ability to handle multiple projects under pressure.
- Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and the ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the organization.
- Understands need for and always maintains appropriate confidentiality when interacting with patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources and all other contacts.
- Exhibits excellent customer relation skills as evidenced by supportive and constructive communication with all contacts including coworkers, patients, residents, visitors, families and referral sources.
- Knowledge of case management for dual diagnosis patient.
- Leads and Engages Staff: Leads by example, encourages and recognizes employees for their openness and honesty; consistently, in all cases, holds employees accountable for sharing accurate and complete information; actively acknowledges employees and colleagues who follow through and demonstrate commitment.
- Customer Service: Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.
- Problem Solving: Identifies problems, involves others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analyses, searches for best solutions; responds quickly to new challenges.
- Takes Initiative: Is a role model for seeking and accepting additional responsibilities, accepting constructive criticism and learning from mistakes. Inspires others to contribute above and beyond the scope of their jobs in order to provide the best quality programs.
- Communication Proficiency: Comfortable using a broad range of communication styles, and ability to choose appropriate, effective ways to communicate to different audiences in diverse situations.
- Project Management: Coordinates the diverse components of the project by balancing scope, time, cost and quality.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Job Location: Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay – 901 Ernston Road, South Amboy, New Jersey 08879