Substance Abuse Counselor / Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
Job Description and Requirements:

    Under the direction of Division of Behavioral Health, performs field and office work to provide intake, education, outreach, and treatment monitoring services for the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center; does other related duties as required.


    • Participates in planning and conducting in-person and virtual classes for the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center (IDRC).
    • Responds to all inquiries pertaining to the IDRC process, status and after class actions.
    • Complete client screenings when necessary.
    • Complete all documentation required in adherence with IDRC regulations and State mandates.
    • Have regular communications with treatment agencies to ensure all processes are being followed regarding referrals, treatment and required documentation.
    • Review and process all incoming applications and clinical documentation to determine program admission.
    • Monitor client files for progress and/or change in the level of care, provide updates regarding client status to relevant entities.
    • Maintain and issue all Non-Compliance Progress and Compliance reports to the appropriate Municipal Courts and the State.
    • Other duties as assigned as it relates to the operations of the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center


    •One (1) year of experience in counseling or social work having responsibility for gathering and analyzing social or health information from clients, the determination of their needs, and the planning and carrying out of a treatment plan geared to the needs of individual clients.
    • CADC preferred (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)
    • Experience utilizing NJSAMS (New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System) a plus
    • Knowledge of NJ DUI regulations preferred


    Knowledge of current facts, theories, hypotheses, programs and research in the area of alcohol and/or narcotic and dangerous drugs.

    Knowledge of and familiarity with techniques used in group and individual counseling.

    Knowledge of problems involved in dealing constructively with human relationships, personality disorders, social behavior and social relationships.

    Knowledge of drug abuse practices in inner and outer city and suburban, exurban, and rural areas after a period of training.

    Ability to analyze, comprehend, interprets and apply basic laws, rules, regulations and procedures to specific situations.

    Ability to comprehend and adjust to frameworks of reference other than one's own cultural and educational standards.

    Ability to relate and adjust to individuals of varied types including professional workers, staff, clients, and patients and their families.

    Ability to learn to collect and make appraisals of factual information and the social relationships of individuals and families, to learn quickly the essential and significant facts in an individual or family situation, to weigh and evaluate such facts, and to take appropriate action.

    Ability to maintain a firm, correct, and professional attitude at all times.

    Ability to comprehend the problems of persons who are physically and/or emotionally maladjusted.

    Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.


    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function as well as possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the position. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible if they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

How to apply:
  • Individuals will only be considered if they possess the minimum requirements listed above.
  • All applicants: In order to be considered for a job opening, an Application for Employment must be completed for each position. Resumes may be attached but are not considered as substitution for a fully completed job application form.
  • Mail: Completed applications referencing the job title code on the application to: County of Monmouth, Human Resources Department, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Phone: To request a Job Application be mailed to you, call 732-431-7300
  • In Person: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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