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Psychiatric Emergency Support Specialist - PESP 


Bergen County Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program is a program of CarePlus New Jersey. purpose of the Screening Program is to provide emergency mental health services throughout Bergen County. CarePlus New Jersey is seeking Full-time and Part-time professional and qualified Psychiatric Emergency Support Specialists. Various schedules are available; comprised of day, evening, overnight and weekend hours.


Answer crisis hotline; conduct assessments under the supervision of a Certified Mental Health Screener; provide crisis outreach; monitor and supervise clients in the Screening Center.


  • Possess either a MA degree in a mental health related field OR

    • A BA degree in mental health related field plus 2 years’ experience in a psychiatric setting OR
    • Licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Possess excellent computer skills

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and must be insurable under Agency's automobile insurance policy

  • Must have the ability to handle crisis situations, in a fast paced environment

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location PESP Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Behavioral Pavilion  
About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State laws.  
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