Cooper University Hospital BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST in Camden, New Jersey

Contribute subject matter expertise to design and development of pilot outpatient Suboxone treatment program with physician medical lead and program managers.

Provides substance abuse counseling services including but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, long-term counseling, psycho education, case management, advocacy, and follow-up to adult patient panel.

Conduct mental health assessments with systematic rating tools and track these in a registry

Consults with patient’s medical team to enhance understanding of patient; provides decision support for treatment planning and assists in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans

Self-care plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction and relaxation and affect regulation

Support protocol-driven substance abuse treatment for patient panel.

Performs on-call duties as required by program protocols and patient need.

Provide behavioral health care management support for Suboxone patient panel, particularly coordination of care between medical providers and community resources.

Scheduled Days / Hours: M-F;


Master’s degree or doctorate in social work or counseling


Minimum 3 years full-time substance abuse counseling experience

Experience in behavioral health as a clinical provider (biopsychosocial evaluations and psychotherapy). Experience in a group treatment modality a plus.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Required License/Certifications/ Registration:

NJ Social Work Licens (LSW) OR Counselor License (LAC) required

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) preferred

NJ Certified or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC/LADC) preferred

Other Qualifications:

Training in current evidence based substance abuse treatments and therapeutic approaches.; Ability to manage priorities and workflow;

Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm; Strong interpersonal skills; Able to work collaboratively with multiple health and community professionals using tact, diplomacy, and discipline; Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds;

Requisition: 39963

Department Name: MED-Addiction Med 3 Cooper UHI

External Company Name: Cooper University Hospital

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Street: 3 Cooper Plaza