For over 40 years, SERV has been a leading community behavioral health provider in New Jersey, with programs in 10 counties, serving over 700 residents with mental illness or developmental disabilities in a setting that emphasizes wellness, recovery, and self-direction.
Help make a real difference in the lives of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities who can achieve greater independence and life satisfaction with YOUR support, guidance, teaching, and caring!
This position is Residential Counselor (full time and part-time) for our developmental disabilities residential programs in the Mercer, Middlesex, Union, and Ocean/ Monmouth County areas.
Expectation for all Employees: Understand and follow SERV BHS’s Compliance and Ethics Program, its Employee Handbook, policies, procedures and rules, and its mission, vision and Core Values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in any human services discipline (psychology, sociology, special education, etc.). Additional qualified candidate can have an Associate’s degree or high school diploma/GED with 1 year of work or life experience or a high school diploma/GED with Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) or as a Home Health Aide (CHHA).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Driver’s license valid in the state of New Jersey plus three years driving history and a driving record in good standing.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability: Good reading and writing skills required. Knowledge of current principles of behavioral healthcare specific to the developmentally disabled and/or mentally ill child, adult and geriatric population.
Physical Requirements: All staff must be able to complete Crisis Management Training and implement Crisis Management techniques when needed at all times.
Additional Requirements: Employee must be 21 years of age and successfully completes DDD Modules of Medication Administration, Overview of Developmental Disabilities, Abuse and Neglect and CPR/First Aid within 120 days of hire. Successfully completes training in agency approved procedure for handling life threatening emergencies/Danielle’s Law and HIPAA training prior to working directly with the consumers. Maintains current CPR/First Aid, CMT and Mantoux requirements.
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.