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Residential Program Manager 


CPNJ embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion in all of it policies and procedures. Care Plus adheres to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, et seq and NJ Law Against Discrimination.

Key Responsibilities

Provides leadership, supervision, direction, and coordination of staff to ensure full provision of clinically sound services on a 24 hour basis. Promotes Wellness & Recovery Oriented Services and assesses outcomes for both consumers and programs/staff. Serves as a member of an inter-disciplinary team and provides all needed support services to all enrolled consumers based upon their stated goals and desires in Individualized Recovery Plans. Administrates the Representative Payee Accounts for identified clients. Assures departmental goals and/or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame by performing the job responsibilities personally or through subordinate staff.

  • Assists the Director with development of clinical and administrative outcomes
  • Assumes responsibility for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all administrative functions for each team
  • Provides clinical guidance and supervision to clinical staff through group supervision, individual supervision, in-service training and case conferences
  • Responsible for ensuring the provision of individual, group, family and specific group counseling/therapy to clients and their families, as needed
  • Ensures staff coverage of scheduled therapeutic and activity-oriented groups
  • Ensures coordination of treatment services between the department and both internal and external providers
  • Conducts evaluations of client’s appropriateness for the program
  • Facilitates clinical staff meetings and provides direction/guidance to staff
  • Ensures that programming reflects acceptable standards for care
  • Ensures the department is compliant with all applicable standards; including DMHAS, Medicaid, JCAHO, Life Safety Codes
  • Ensures that all documentation is compliant with all applicable standards; including DMHAS, Medicaid as well as the agencies internal documentation policies
  • Ensures the databases and med sheets are completed monthly by the appropriate staff
  • Participates in all areas of discharge planning, including arranging follow-up visits with a mental health professional, communicating with insurance companies, and providing help with housing transportation, vocational guidance, legal assistance, support groups, medical care and referral to other services or agencies
  • Oversees the coordination of benefits: Tax rebates, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and Rental Assistance Program (RAP) as well as medical benefits
  • Acts as an advocate for the client in ensuring continued quality of care and access to social services. Advocacy will include, but not be limited to, exploring possible funding sources for care, such as mental health coverage on insurance policies, Medicaid or Medicare
  • Provides and ensures clinical oversight for all team clients by ensuring that all cases are appropriately assessed on an ongoing basis and developing comprehensive treatment plans through the multi-disciplinary team
  • Reviews referral packets to assess clinical appropriateness for the program
  • Ensures the completion of psychiatric evaluations by the psychiatrist or APN
  • Assigns case manager to visiting client and ensures that the comprehensive assessment is completed within established timeframes
  • Ensures documentation of clinical portion of the comprehensive assessment
  • Ensures completion of monthly reports/surveys as assigned by the department director
  • Works with director to monitor department budget and tracks income in relation to budget goals


  • Master's Degree in a Mental Health or behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Enrolled in a Master's program , Master Degree preferred
  • Two (2) years’ experience in providing treatment services to adult psychiatric population is desirable
  • Valid driver's license required and must be insurable by agency's automobile insurance
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Residential  
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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