SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.

Community Support Services Counselor

US-NJ-Passaic County
3 months ago
ID
2017-1219
# of Openings
1
Category
SERV Centers
US

Overview

Counselor, Community Support Services – Full Time- Opening in Passaic/Hudson New Jersey

 

Help make a difference in the lives of people living with Mental Illness (MI) by putting your abilities to good use! This is a great opportunity to start your career in human services with the potential for continued growth!

 

 

SERV, a well-established leader in behavioral healthcare in NJ, provides a wide range of quality residential and support services.  We are in need of compassionate and caring individuals who would like to support our consumers in achieving greater independence and life satisfaction.

Responsibilities

A currently competent, bachelor level professional who delivers behavioral health care services to residing in the community and, in the homes of trained providers. The counselor provides training and support in skills development , medication management, work readiness activities, case management and service coordination to clients experiencing significant disturbances in daily living due to severe and persistent mental illness. The counselor is involved in the recruitment, training and the provision of ongoing monitoring of care provided by therapeutic foster care providers. The counselor interacts regularly with providers regarding client issues and the provision of care; and counselor will monitor the completion of provider paperwork documentation. The counselor will assess needs, complete required documentation, case management, coordination with collateral care providers, advocate for client’s needs, provide individual therapeutic rehabilitation skill development, illness management and recovery, (and family intervention as indicated), provide crisis assessment and intervention. The counselor will provide termination planning, and provide medication and psychosocial education to clients. The counselor will carry and respond to a pager providing on-call services. The counselor will be involved in the planning and carrying out of quarterly therapeutic provider meetings. The counselor will facilitate client transportation and recreational needs. The counselor functions as a member of the clinical treatment team. Performs other duties as from time-to-time, be deemed appropriate by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, human services, counseling, psychiatric rehabilitation, psychology or criminal justice and 2 years of experience
  • OR a license as a registered nurse; an LPN must be supervised by a RN.
  • Valid Driver’s License in State of residence and no more than 5 points on driving record
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be able to successfully complete a physical, drug screen, and background check

SERV provides a positive and rewarding work environment in which people can help make a real difference in the lives of others. Our Core Values which include respect, embracing diversity & high standards of ethical conduct guide us in everything we do

 

Come Join Us Now!

SERV is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

https://careers-servbhs.icims.com/

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