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Career Opportunities


The Drenk Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks qualified individuals to provide assistance in all areas of the mental health field. If you are interested in a career with The Drenk Center, please email or fax your resume and cover letter to the manager listed, noting the specific position for which you are applying.

Positions eligible for benefits include medical/prescription/vision, dental, life insurance, medical & dependant care flexible spending accounts, paid time off, 403b participation & employer contribution and tuition reimbursement.

For general employment inquiries or to be considered for future employment opportunities, please download and complete our employment application and submit to our Human Resources department at hr@legacytreatment.org.

Internships (Click here for more information)

Internships

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The Drenk Center would like to provide comprehensive, challenging experiences for all students who come from universities to complete undergraduate or graduate internships.

The Drenk Center accepts students from a variety of disciplines, with psychology, social work, and nursing being the primary areas of concentration. Upon request, consideration may be given to students coming from other disciplines.

The intent of The Drenk Center's program is to compliment the academic learning experience of students by providing opportunities for direct clinical and administrative activities. Supervision of each student is performed by a qualified, trained human service professional that collaborates with the student in the development of an individual placement plan. All student placements include an agency and program level orientation to the human service community and to the agency and its services, as well as specific supervision and training regarding clinical and administrative techniques.

The Drenk Center's field contact person will represent the agency to all schools. Acting as an initial liaison between The Drenk Center and field placement coordinators from universities and colleges, the PI Director will accept internship referrals and triage students to appropriate departments.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, internship program requirements, and credentials required for supervision to Laura Maggi, at lmaggi@drenk.org.

Positions Currently Available (by category)

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Administration

No Administration positions are available at this time.

Adolescent Residential Services

PT Therapist - Camden Community Home for Children Program

PT Therapist - Camden Community Home for Children Program

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The Camden Community Home for Children Program is for boys, ages 15-17, who have varying degrees of behavioral issues that traditionally required more intensive settings. This program will offer greater opportunities along with the same level of treatment intensity in a community based setting. This is a 24/7 staffed community based residential setting.

The Therapist plans, organizes, and implements clinical social work service to consumers & families. Plans for discharge and aftercare. Maintains contact with referring agencies, court and other related people and with community resources used for referral. Maintains clinical treatment records. Completes treatment plans and team meetings every three weeks. Completes Joint Care Reviews, Ohio Scales and Perceptions of Care every 90 days. Ensure electronic medical record is up to date and all documents signed. Responsible for intakes. Models appropriate boundaries and provide direction and guidance as to how to properly manage consumer behaviors to direct care staff. Facilitates individual, group and family therapy and ensures that the structured treatment schedule is followed and direct care staff is informed of consumer goals. Must be able to assess and interpret data about the consumer's status in order to identify each consumer's needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the consumer group. Afternoon/ Evening hours and weekends if necessary. On -call duties.

Part time, weekends and evenings.

MSW from an accredited school of Social Work with LSW or Master's degree in related human service field with at least three years of experience required. Licensure required (LMFT, LPC or LCSW) or within two years of licensure from date of hire for this position.

Send resumes to Malika Frank at mfrank@drenk.org or fax to (856)438-5592

Therapist (PT) - Therapeutic Foster Care North Program

Therapist (PT) - Therapeutic Foster Care North Program

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The Therapeutic Foster Care North Program is a community based residential service for children and youth in the North Jersey area who are unable to live at home. Housing is provided by community residents who “host” a child or youth for a specific period of time. Additionally, shelter, food and supervision are provided.

The Therapist provides clinical services to consumers and families in Therapeutic Foster Care Homes. Plans for discharge and aftercare. Maintains contact with referring agencies and related people. Maintains treatment records, including treatment planning. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. He or she must be able to assess and interpret data about the consumer's status in order to identify each consumer's needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the consumer group.

MSW from an accredited school of Social Work or Master's degree in related human service field with at least one year of experience required. License required, if applicable.

Position is part time. Evenings required.

Send resumes to Moya Mathison at mmathison@drenk.org or fax to (973)677-1381.

Youth Care Worker - Burlington Community Residence for Children Program

Youth Care Worker - Burlington Community Residence for Children Program

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The Burlington Community Residence for Children provides a setting that aims provide a nurturing and safe environment for adolescent males between the ages of 13 and 18. This program will offer greater opportunities along with the same level of treatment intensity in a community based setting. This is a 24/7 staffed community based residential setting providing individual/family/group therapy and social skill training as part of the treatment milieu. Youth Care worker position provides care to residential consumers individually and as a group.

BA/BS degree with one year of experience working with children/adolescents or three years of experience working with children/adolescents required.

Part time positions require night, weekend and holiday hours.

Send resumes to Jeffery Nixon at jnixon@drenk.org or fax to (609)267-0593.

Youth Care Worker - Camden Community Home for Children Program

Youth Care Worker - Camden Community Home for Children Program

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The Camden Community Home for Children Program is for adolescents who have varying degrees of behavioral issues that traditionally required more intensive settings. This program will offer greater opportunities along with the same level of treatment intensity in a community based setting. This is a 24/7 staffed community based residential setting.

The Youth Care Worker provides 24/7 eyesight supervision at all times for residents individually and as a group. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Must be able to assess and interpret data about the consumer's status in order to identify each consumer's needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the consumer group. Implements the goals of the treatment plan. Uses Nurtured Heart skills.

Bachelor's degree in a social science area; 3 years of experience in the direct care and/or training of children with behavioral problems, or Master's degree with 1 year of experience with population.

This opening is for part time weekends, nights and holidays.

Send resumes to Malika Frank at mfrank@drenk.org or fax to (856)438-5592.

Youth Care Worker - Edgewood Community Residence for Children Program

Youth Care Worker - Edgewood Community Residence for Children Program

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The Edgewood Community Residence for Children in Mercer County is a community based treatment setting that aims to provide a nurturing and safe environment. Our program is a 5 bed home in the community for females between 12-18 years old that provides a full range of services.

Provides 24/7 eyesight supervision for residents individually and as a group. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Implements the goals of the treatment plan. Uses Nurtured Heart and Crisis Prevention skills.

BA/BS degree with one year of experience working with children/adolescents or three years of experience working with children/adolescents required.

Send resumes to Acira Solomon at asolomon@drenk.org or fax to (609)396-5772.

Youth Care Worker - Essex Community Residence for Children Program

Youth Care Worker - Essex Community Residence for Children Program

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The Essex Community Residence for Children is for girls 11-15 who have varying degrees of behavioral issues that traditionally required more intensive settings. This program will offer greater opportunities along with the same level of treatment intensity in a community based setting. This is a 24/7 staffed community based residential setting with live in house parent(s).

Provides 24/7 eyesight supervision for residents individually and as a group. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Implements the goals of the treatment plan. Uses Nurtured Heart and Crisis Prevention skills.

BA/BS degree with one year of experience working with children/adolescents or three years of experience working with children/adolescents required.

Send resumes to Moya Mathison at mmathison@drenk.org or fax to (973)677-1381.

Youth Care Worker - Gloucester Community Residence for Children Program

Youth Care Worker - Gloucester Community Residence for Children Program

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The Gloucester Community Residence for Children is a community based treatment setting that aims provide a nurturing and safe environment. Our program is a 5 bed home in the community for females between 11-14 years old that provides a full range of services.

Provides 24/7 eyesight supervision for residents individually and as a group. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Implements the goals of the treatment plan. Uses Nurtured Heart and Crisis Prevention skills.

BA/BS degree with one year of experience working with children/adolescents or three years of experience working with children/adolescents required.

Send resumes to Kevin Kelly at kevink@chbc.org or fax to (609)267-8892.

Youth Care Worker - Monmouth Community Home for Children Program

Youth Care Worker - Monmouth Community Home for Children Program

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The Monmouth Community Home for Children Program is for adolescents who have varying degrees of behavioral issues that traditionally required more intensive settings. This program will offer greater opportunities along with the same level of treatment intensity in a community based setting. This is a 24/7 staffed community based residential setting.

The Youth Care Worker provides 24/7 eyesight supervision at all times for residents individually and as a group. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Must be able to assess and interpret data about the consumer's status in order to identify each consumer's needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the consumer group. Implements the goals of the treatment plan. Uses Nurtured Heart skills.

Bachelor's degree in a social science area; 3 years of experience in the direct care and/or training of children with behavioral problems, or Master's degree with 1 year of experience with population.

Full time and Part time available. Positions require working nights, weekends and holidays.

Send resumes to Marisa Stefani at mstefani@drenk.org or fax to (848)208-4035.

Youth Care Worker - Salem Community Residence for Children Program

Youth Care Worker - Salem Community Residence for Children Program

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The Salem Community Residence for Children Program, located in Salem County, is for youth boys, ages 15-19, who have varying degrees of behavioral issues that traditionally require more intensive settings. This program will offer greater opportunities along with the same level of treatment intensity in a community based setting. This is a 24/7 staffed community based residential setting with live-in house parent(s).

Provides 24/7 eyesight supervision for residents individually and as a group. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Implements the goals of the treatment plan. Uses Nurtured Heart and Crisis Prevention skills.

BA/BS degree with one year of experience working with children/adolescents or three years of experience working with children/adolescents required.

Part time position includes night, weekend and holiday hours.

Send resumes to Kevin Kelly at kevink@chbc.org or fax to (609)267-8892.

Youth Care Worker - Somerset Community Residence for Children Program

Youth Care Worker - Somerset Community Residence for Children Program

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The Somerset Community Residence for Children is community based treatment setting that aims provide a nurturing and safe environment. Our program is a 5 bed home in the community for males between 11-14 years old that provides a full range of services.

Provides 24/7 eyesight supervision for residents individually and as a group. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Implements the goals of the treatment plan. Uses Nurtured Heart and Crisis Prevention skills.

BA/BS degree with one year of experience working with children/adolescents or three years of experience working with children/adolescents required.

Send resumes to Moya Mathison at mmathison@drenk.org or fax to (973)677-1381.

Emergency Services

Behavioral Health Advocate - SCIP Program

Behavioral Health Advocate - SCIP Program

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The Screening and Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) is open 24 hours a day in the emergency services department of Lourdes Medical Center. SCIP offers emergency psychiatric services to Burlington County residents. The program provides the following services by offering accessible crisis intervention, evaluation and referral services to mentally ill persons in the community, as well as offering mentally ill persons clinically appropriate alternatives to inpatient care, if any, and when necessary, providing a means of involuntary commitment. Services include: crisis intervention, outreach, screener availability 24 hours on-site/on-call, psychiatrist coverage 24 hrs/7 days a week/365 days a year, seven day follow-up evaluations, medication monitoring and psycho-education to families.

The Behavioral Health Advocate provides supportive peer counseling and advocacy to adult consumers receiving services in the Screening Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP). Demonstrates knowledge of mental illness and the services available in the community. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the needs of the consumers served. He or she must be able to assess and interpret data about the consumer's status in order to identify each consumer's needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the consumer group.

High School Diploma or GED required with proof of some post-high school training, college work, or certificate program. AA/AS degree preferable. Must have knowledge of the mental health system.

Send resumes to Carlyn Barnes at cbarnes@drenk.org or fax to (609)835-7962.

Case Manager - Involuntary Outpatient Commitment program

Case Manager - Involuntary Outpatient Commitment program

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The Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) program offers a new option for individuals who aren't imminently dangerous enough for commitment to an inpatient program, but who struggle with remaining in treatment and are likely to become dangerous without that treatment. IOC coordinates community services and supports that increase the likelihood of treatment adherence. IOC services are a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure that IOC consumers are properly assessed, linked to treatment and services and emotionally supported.

The Case Manager provides access, outreach and case management to consumers and families involved in the IOC Program. Provides monitoring services and treatment adherence support. Plans for admission, treatment, discharge and aftercare. Provides screening services as needed. Maintains contact with referring agencies and related people and with community resources used for referral. Maintains coordination with Screening, local and state hospitals, treatment providers, and other treatment team members for consumers. Maintains positive working relationships with community agencies. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Individual must be able to assess and interpret data about the consumer's status in order to identify each consumer's needs and provide care based on agency approved evidence based practice models.

This position requires a Screener certification and Master's degree in mental health or related field with 1 year experience or Bachelor's degree with 2 years experience.

Full time (Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Send resumes to Christine Kirkbride at ckirkbride@drenk.org or fax to (609)267-8892.

Co-occurring Specialist - SCIP (Screening & Crisis Intervention Program)

Co-occurring Specialist - SCIP (Screening & Crisis Intervention Program)

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Burlington County's Screening & Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) is located within the emergency department of Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro, NJ and is operated by The Drenk Center. Open 24 hours a day, SCIP offers emergency psychiatric services and aims to maximize the use of the least restrictive alternative for treatment of psychiatric illness.

The Co-occurring Specialist works within the Screening Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP), providing training and collaboration across systems serving individuals within Burlington County who have both a mental illness and substance abuse disorder.

The Co-Occurring Specialist ensures that screening has a uniform, appropriate and full integrated assessment for co-occurring disorders, and has ongoing consultation if needed, during the process. Develops relationships and processes with the Emergency Department. Assists in development and maintenance of affiliation agreements across multiple systems to facilitate appropriate referrals. Provides regular in-service training and community education. Will act as a clinical consultant to clarify diagnostics and resources that will meet the needs of the consumers.

Active New Jersey Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Minimum of 5 years experience in provision of care to individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Minimum of 2 years experience in cross system referrals.

Full time, some evenings and weekends.

Send resumes to Jennifer Gazafi at jgazafi@drenk.org or fax to (609)835-7962.

Crisis Specialist - SCIP (Screening & Crisis Intervention Program)

Crisis Specialist - SCIP (Screening & Crisis Intervention Program)

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Burlington County's Screening and Crisis Intervention Unit (SCIP) is located in Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro, NJ and is operated by The Drenk Center. Open 24 hours a day in the emergency services department of Lourdes Medical Center, SCIP offers emergency psychiatric services to Burlington County residents. The program provides services by offering accessible crisis intervention, evaluation and referral services to mentally ill persons in the community, as well as offering mentally ill persons clinically appropriate alternatives to inpatient care.

Seeking full time and part time candidates to fill Crisis Specialists positions. Duties include interviewing and assessing consumers in its Screening Crisis & Intervention Program (SCIP). Outreaches as required. Answers a 24 hour hotline. Additional tasks will be added at Director's discretion. Mental health/crisis experience needed.

Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree/Master's level license preferred. Minimum of a Bachelor's degree accepted with 2 years of mental health experience and one year in a crisis setting.

Send resumes to Jennifer Gazafi at jgazafi@drenk.org or fax to (609)835-7962.

Mobile Response Worker - Mobile Response Program

Mobile Response Worker - Mobile Response Program

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The Children's Mobile Response Program provides time limited crisis intervention to children and youth exhibiting emotional or behavioral disturbances that threaten to disrupt their current living arrangements. The Program is family oriented, using an individualized approach, and focuses on strengths and needs. Trained response intervention workers diffuse crises at the site of the crisis for up to 72 hours. They also work with the youth and family/caregivers to develop an individual crisis plan for the stabilization of each crisis and ensure that crisis stabilization interventions are available in the home setting for up to eight weeks.

The Mobile Response Worker intervenes in crisis situations through mobile outreach response. Interviews consumers, performs assessment and crisis interventions, creates individual crisis plans and provides case management by making linkage and referrals. Reaches out to post intervention consumers to perform follow-up. Responds to crisis outreach immediately and is on-site of the crisis within one hour of receiving crisis outreach call. On-call as needed (some weekends included on rotation). Answers 24-hour hotline, as scheduled. Updates Consumer log on a daily basis. Works in a team approach. Updates the CSA with clinical information. Works with Lead Response worker with additional duties such as attending trainings, conducting informational sessions for outside agencies, and other duties as needed.

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with 1 year experience in a human services field, working with children and/or adolescents.

Position is Full Time, some on-call.

Send resumes to Stacy Strickland at sstrickland@drenk.org or fax to (609)914-0722

Support Specialist - Crosswinds Program

Support Specialist - Crosswinds Program

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The Crosswinds Peer Respite program will be a short-term, voluntary, residential program, operated mainly by Peer Specialists and will offer Peer Support/WRAP Planning, Case Management, Education and Support Groups, Volunteer Companions, Medication Education/Prescribing/Administering, Co-Occurring Substance Use Services and Family Education/Involvement. All services will be delivered in an open, reciprocal environment with relationships based on both staff and guests helping, educating, and supporting each other. Services will aim to help guests learn to view their crisis in a different way, providing them with wellness tools to help prevent or decrease the intensity of future crises. They will learn about the various treatment options and support options available to them in the community, as well as how to access them. By the time they complete the program, guests will be armed with an array of internal and external resources to assist them in living a life that does not have to include the repeated cycle of crisis to hospitalization.

The Support Specialist provides mental health services to adults who have a serious mental illness in an acute care residential setting. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. Must understand the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) for progress notes and activities daily log (ADL). Be aware of all safety procedures along with review of MSDS manuals. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. He or she must be able to assess and interpret data about the consumer's status in order to identify each consumer's needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the consumer group. Understands medication procedures for purpose of tracking and observation.

BA/BS degree with experience in serious mental illness in an acute care residential setting. AA/AS with 2 years of experience or high school diploma with 4 years of experience. Life experience preferred.

Part time positions are available.

Send resumes to Christopher Falco at cfalco@drenk.org or fax to (609)267-8892.

Support Specialist - Kairos House

Support Specialist - Kairo House

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The Kairos House program is a short-term residential program that offers a safe therapeutic alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for adults who have a serious and/or persistent mental illness. This program helps to divert admissions to psychiatric facilities as well as to shorten the length of stay in a mental health unit by accepting referrals from psychiatric inpatient facilities. Kairos House is not a homeless shelter. Kairos House also provides drop-in services for former Kairos House consumers as well as PATH and Supportive Housing consumers. Kairos House is an integral component of the acute care continuum.

The Support Specialist provides mental health services to adults who have a serious mental illness in an acute residential setting. Must possess a valid driver's license.

BA/BS degree in Mental Health, Health/Human Services or AA/AS in Mental Health, Health/Human Services with 2 years of experience or high school diploma with 4 years of experience in serious mental illness in an acute care residential setting. Life experience may replace some educational requirements.

Several shifts are available:
Full time Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Part time Friday & Saturday 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Part time, weekends, evenings and holidays

Send resumes to Joseph Haber at jhaber@drenk.org or fax to (609)261-4400.

Ambulatory Services

Advanced Practice Nurse - Enhanced Supportive Housing Program

Advanced Practice Nurse - Enhanced Supportive Housing Program

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The Enhanced Supportive Housing Program provides case management services to Burlington county residents who have a serious and persistent mental illness and who possess the desire and ability to live and participate independently in their community.

The Advanced Practice Nurse conducts initial psychiatric screenings and screenings for physical health coordination. Collaborates with program Case Manager and medical specialists to provide medical case management. The APN provides Illness Management services and facilitates recover and wellness groups. Can write prescriptions.

Master's degree in psychiatric/mental health specialization or equivalent with prescriptive authority. Current license in New Jersey required.

Part Time.

Send resumes to tharrison@drenk.org or fax to (609)261-9516.

Advanced Practice Nurse - Outpatient Program

Advanced Practice Nurse- Outpatient Program

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The Outpatient Department offers individual/group/family/couples therapy, psychiatric services and medication monitoring to consumers with mental health concerns.

The Outpatient Department serves a wide range of consumers including persons experiencing life difficulties, those who have serious mental illness, children and families referred because of abuse and neglect, adult and adolescent substance abusers, older adults, emotionally disturbed adolescents and persons involved with the courts.

The APN is responsible for conducting psychiatric evaluations and medication re-evaluation for consumers in Outpatient setting. He or she formulates diagnostic impressions based on DSM-IV criteria in collaboration with the psychiatrist and other treatment members. May practice in the role of therapist, providing individual and/or group psychotherapy, as needed. Can write prescriptions for non-controlled substances.

Master's degree in psychiatric/mental health specialization or equivalent with prescriptive authority is required. Minimum of three years psychiatric nursing experience, one year post graduate preferred. Current license in New Jersey required. Must have experience with adults with serious mental illness. Experience with children and adolescents preferred but not required. Full time and part time available with flexible hours.

Send resumes to Dr. Haque at drhaque@drenk.org or fax to (609)267-8892.

Alcohol & Drug Counselor Intern - Outpatient Program

Alcohol & Drug Counselor Intern - Outpatient Program

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Located in Burlington County, the Outpatient Program offers individual, family and couples therapy. The Outpatient Program works with individuals of all ages who are experiencing depression, self esteem issues, anxiety, parent/child conflicts, relationship issues, mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, job stress, as well as other life difficulties. Outpatient services are offered by an interdisciplinary staff that includes Licensed Professional counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family therapists, Psychiatrists and Advanced Practice Nurses. Staff follow a short term treatment model, so clients are typically seen weekly to facilitate a return to feelings of well being as quickly as possible.

The Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern plans, organizes and implements counseling services to consumers and families under the clinical supervision of a qualified supervisor. Plans for discharge and aftercare. Maintains contact with referring agencies and related people, and with the community resources used for referral. Maintains treatment records. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Assesses and interprets data about the consumer's status in order to identify each consumer's needs and provide the appropriate care, including age-related care, needed by the consumer group. Demonstrates knowledge of the stages of change, a wellness and recovery model, and placement criteria as outlined in the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) patient placement guide.

Master's degree in Counseling and actively working towards licensure as a LCADC based on requirements set forth by governing authority, or actively working towards another health professional license that includes work of an alcohol and drug counseling nature within its scope or practice. License required, if applicable. Position is full time.

Send resumes to bgonazales@drenk.org or fax to (609)265-9268.

Child Psychiatrist - Outpatient Services Program

Child Psychiatrist - Outpatient Services Program

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Part time position to work as few or as many hours as schedule permits. No experience requirements. Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist(s) for outpatient offices in Mt Holly and Hainesport NJ.

Send resumes to Dr. Haque at drhaque@drenk.org or fax to (609)267-8892.

Clinical Coordinator - (Enhanced Supportive Housing, Supportive Housing & PATH)

Clinical Coordinator - (Enhanced Supportive Housing, Supportive Housing & PATH)

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The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for clinical supervision of program including staff supervision, community based direct consumer care and clinical review of documentation. Carries a caseload as required. Completes biopsychosocial assessments and contributes to and oversees the development, implementation, monitoring and updating of the individualized rehabilitation plan (treatment plan). Provides quality analysis, feedback and training on all clinical processes. Must demonstrate proficient clinical assessment, interpretive and diagnostic skills. Delivers age and culturally appropriate services to program consumers.

Master's degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, Counseling, or other related behavioral health or counseling field of study. LPC, LCSW, or LRC required. LMFT with a CPRP acceptable. Two years experience in the community mental health field required. ACS/CCS preferred.

Part time benefited and full time positions available.

Send resumes to tharrison@drenk.org or fax to (609)261-9516.

Clinician - Managed Care Program

Clinician - Managed Care Program

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The Drenk Center, a non-profit behavioral health center located in Burlington County, New Jersey is seeking Clinicians to work in our Outpatient Department. The Outpatient Department at Hainesport offers individual, family and couples therapy. We work with individuals of all ages who are experiencing life difficulties including the following issues:

  • depression
  • self esteem issues
  • anxiety
  • parent/child conflict
  • relationship issues
  • mood disorders
  • trauma
  • grief and loss
  • job stress

Outpatient services are delivered by an interdisciplinary staff that includes Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatrists, and Advanced Practice Nurses.

Staff follow a short term treatment model, so clients are typically seen weekly to facilitate a return to feelings of well being as quickly as possible.

Currently we are seeking Full Time, Part Time, Fee-For-Service Licensed Clinicians for our expanding Outpatient Department. New Jersey clinical license is required (LPC,LCSW,LMFT). Credentialing with third party insurers ( e.g. Magellan; United Behavioral Health) is strongly preferred, but not required. Three or more years of experience is necessary. Motivation to work with a diverse population is desirable

Hours are flexible within a 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. schedule, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. schedule on Friday. Must be willing to work some evenings until 9:00. Saturday daytime hours may also be available.

This is an opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team focused on best practices and quality care.

Send resumes to Ann Miamidian, Director of Ambulatory Care Services at amiamidian@drenk.org or fax to (609)267-8892

Community Support Specialist II - ESH-DD/MI (Enhanced Supportive Housing - Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Ill Program)

Community Support Specialist II - ESH-DD/MI (Enhanced Supportive Housing - Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Ill Program)

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The Community Support Specialist II contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring, and updating of the individualized rehabilitation plan; therapeutic rehabilitation skill development; illness management and recovery; crisis intervention; coordinating and managing services for consumers who are dually diagnosed with a developmental and psychiatric disability. Serves consumers individually and in groups. Provides support, education, intervention, and consumer supervision in alignment with consumers' stage of change, cognitive abilities, and psychiatric status. Delivers age and culturally appropriate services to program consumers. Must demonstrate proficient clinical assessment, interpretive, and diagnostic skills appropriate to staff scope of practice. Must be able to meet documentation requirements of the position which includes collaborative concurrent documentation. Renders services in the consumers' residence and in the community.

Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Human Services, Counseling, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Psychology, or Criminal Justice. For staff with a Bachelor's degree in a field other than those listed above, a minimum of 2 years working in a community based behavioral health setting. Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) may be substituted for one year's experience. Experience working with the DD-MI dually diagnosed populations desired.

Position is full time. Part time is also available.

Send resumes to cmaksin@drenk.org or fax to (609)261-9516.

Dietitian - ESH-DD/MI (Enhanced Supportive Housing - Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Ill Program)

Dietitian - ESH-DD/MI (Enhanced Supportive Housing - Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Ill Program)

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The Dietitian provides medical nutrition therapy services to individuals dually diagnosed with a developmental disability and a mental illness; contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring, and updating of the individualized rehabilitation plans. Provides nutritional education, support, and interventions that are appropriate for the consumers' stage of change, cognitive abilities, and psychiatric status. Trains staff as needed on nutritional topics. Home visits required.

Must be a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician, Registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Position is part-time, 1 hour per week.

Send resumes to cmaksin@drenk.org or fax to (609)261-9516.

Residential Counselor - Enhanced Supportive Housing Program

Residential Counselor - Enhanced Supportive Housing Program

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The Enhanced Supportive Housing Program provides case management services to Burlington county residents who have a serious and persistent mental illness and who possess the desire and ability to live and participate independently in their community.

Residential Counselor position provides mental health services such as assessment, supportive counseling, and assistance with daily living skills to adults who have a serious mental illness in a residential setting. Individual works within the treatment team to implement biopsychosocial services and resources to consumers. Individual will be responsible to preserves professional contact internally, with other agencies, and community resources. Participates in one interagency committee. Maintains treatment records as per agency and DMH licensing standards. Utilizes CPI, CPR, and First Aid techniques as needed. Monitors the administration of medications to consumers as prescribed. Ability to provide education on ADL's and medication. Develop working knowledge of suicide intervention and prevention, as well as drug/alcohol related issues. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and interpret data about the consumer's status in order to identify and provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the consumers served. The individual demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the consumer population served. Light shopping, housekeeping, and cooking may be required.

Position requires BA/BS degree in Mental Health, Health, or Human Services. A license as a practical nurse or AA/AS in Mental Health, Health, or Human Services with 2 years experience. A high school diploma with 4 years experience in a residential setting. Candidate must possess a valid driver's license.

Full and Part time positions available.

Send resumes to tharrison@drenk.org or fax to (609)261-9516.

Therapist - Managed Care Program

Therapist - Managed Care Program

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The Outpatient Department offers individual, family and couples therapy.

We work with individuals of all ages who are experiencing depression, self esteem issues, anxiety, parent/child conflicts, relationship issues, mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, job stress, as well as other life difficulties. Outpatient services are offered by an interdisciplinary staff that includes Licensed Professional counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family therapists, Psychiatrists and Advanced Practice Nurses.

Staff follow a short term treatment model, so clients are typically seen weekly to facilitate a return to feelings of well being as quickly as possible.

Therapist position completes assessments, treatment planning, referrals and discharges. Individual also provides individual and family therapy to consumers. May provide group therapy. Individual may also represent the agency in the community to increase awareness of program services. Must maintain DMHS regulations and Joint Comission standards. Contact with insurance companies to obtain authorization for on-going therapy and medication sassions as applicable.

New Jersey Clinical License is required (LPC, LCSW, LMFT). Credentialing with third party insurers (e.g. Magellan, United Behavioral Health) is strongly preferred, but not required.

Full time applicants encouraged. Part time/Fee for service hours are also available. Hours are flexible within a 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday schedule. Must be willing to work some evenings until 9:00 p.m. Saturday daytime hours may also be available.

Send resumes to Ann Miamidian at amiamidian@drenk.org or fax to (609)267-8892.

Therapist - Mercer Reunification Services

Therapist - Mercer Reunification Services

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Mercer Reunification Services (MRUS) Program is designed to provide Supervised Visitation services to Mercer County consumers referred by DYFS. The program combines supervised visitation with parenting skills training, case management, therapy and transition activities to facilitate successful reunification of children and families.

The Therapist demonstrates knowledge and skills in applying appropriate clinical skills including assessment and therapy in treatment efforts as it applies to each individual/family on the assigned caseload. Equipped to identify the needs of consumers, and to address those needs through the application of various agency approved treatment modalities and therapeutic interventions. This position is an integral part of treatment team's efforts toward permanency: reunification with the identified family, adoption, or independent living. Demonstrates an understanding of the entire continuum of services available for families, children, and DCPP. Demonstrates sensitivity to service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs. Implement therapeutically sound treatment for children and families that are consistent with The Drenk Center's mission and philosophy. Provide supervised visitation services, individual/family/group counseling in office and home/community based settings. Develop positive working rapport with families to facilitate case plan goal achievement involving case management and transportation services. Maintain quality documentation including but not limited to Assessments, Individual Treatment Plan, Monthly Progress Report, Discharge Summary, progress notes, outcome measures, etc.. Maintain a positive working relationship with placing agency workers of children and families. Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor, or Program Director. Fluency in both Spanish and English a plus.

Master's degree in Counseling with NJ LAC or Master's degree in Social Work with NJ LSW. LCSW and LPC preferred. Two years of experience working with children/families/DCPP required.

Send resumes to mpente@drenk.org or fax to (609)584-9301.

Therapist - Outpatient

Therapist - Outpatient

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The Outpatient Program offers individual/group/family/couples therapy, psychiatric services, and medication monitoring to consumers with mental health concerns. The Outpatient Program serves a wide range of consumers including persons experiencing life difficulties, those who have serious mental illness, children and families referred because of abuse and neglect, adult and adolescent substance abusers, older adults, emotionally disturbed adolescents, and persons involved with the courts.

The Therapist completes assessments, treatment planning, referrals and discharges. Provides individual, family and group therapy to consumers. Maintains DMHAS regulations and Joint Commission standards.

Full time, evenings required.

Master's degree in Counseling with NJ LAC or Master's degree in Social Work with NJ LSW. LCSW and LPC preferred.

Send resumes to Danica Rivello at drivello@drenk.org or fax to (609)265-9268.

Tutor - The Learning Academy Program

Tutor - The Learning Academy Program

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This program will work to improve students' academic status and attitudes toward learning. Students in grades K through 12 will be able to attend The Learning Academy for any subject. Given that math and reading are the most common challenges for struggling students, we expect the majority to seek help in those areas. However, the teachers we hire for this program will be versatile in their background and fully qualified to tutor on a variety of subjects.

The Learning Academy will aim to increase academic skills, improve self-esteem and confidence, improve attitudes toward school, decrease drop-out rates and truancies and promote emotional support and positive role models. It will also work to improve parents' attitudes toward their children's challenges, teach parents how to more effectively support and assist their children, and promote regular involvement in their children's education. All of this will impact students' academic status as well as having a positive effect on the parent/child relationship.

Position is responsible for tutoring children and adolescents. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide information appropriate to any age-related needs of the students served. Must have the knowledge to be able to provide educational assistance in all subject areas for students K-12th grades. The individual helps students to develop good study habits. Bachelor's degree in Education required. Must have advanced knowledge in all areas of academics. NJ Certification a plus. Two years of experience preferred. Required hours for the position are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Send resumes to Jen Rodier at jrodier@drenk.org or fax to (609)267-4008.