Daniela Montecinos

Title: Outreach Coordinator for Essex County

Department: CARES



What are your primary duties?

  • Key responsibilities include individual recovery coaching with clients interested in accessing substance use and mental health treatment services.
  • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with recovery, mental health and social services in Essex County, New Jersey.
  • Maintain consistent activity levels for the following: weekly prospect meetings, facility tours, meetings scheduled, and admissions
  • Assist in placing those struggling with addiction in the appropriate treatment setting to begin or continue their recovery journey

Where did you go to school and what did you study? Currently working at the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University. Attaining hours to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.

How many years have you worked in the field? 12 years in the mental health field.

Why do you work in the field? My heart is bound to this work.