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Program Assistant - Visitation Services 


Seeking to hire a Per-Diem Program Assistant for the Visitation Services Program

Job summary 

  • Provides supervised visitation for parents and their children who have been placed in foster care to decrease the amount of time children spend in out-of-home placement and move families toward permanent placement, either with biological family or in an adoptive home
  • Assists and/or takes on case management responsibilities, such as collateral phone calls, coordination process etc.
  • Creates therapeutic and supportive environments by providing a variety of structured, age-appropriate activities designed to facilitate parent-child interaction
  • Assures children in out-of-home placements visit with their parents regularly/weekly and facilitates weekly supervised visitation sessions for families with case plans of reunification and/or Termination of Parental Rights/Adoption
  • Educates and encourages parents to assume parenting tasks and teaches parenting skills by role modeling and offering positive reinforcement
  • Assists parents in working through their emotions of surrendering their children for those with case plans of adoption and addresses parenting, grief and separation issues and provide psycho-education, feedback and interventions as needed
  • Adheres to safety protocols and specific program transportation protocols and provides round- trip transportation to children for all visitation to decrease the number of cancelled visits.
  • Facilitates sibling visitation sessions and provides opportunity for siblings to maintain their relationships and build healthy attachments
  • Collaborates and facilitates meetings with outside service providers (i.e. individual therapists, Child Advocate Caseworkers, and extended family members to ensure the goals for the family are attainable and achieved
  • Attends and encourages quarterly meetings with DCPP, outside providers and the family, in order to ensure and determine the goals and objectives for the family are attainable and achieved or require revision
  • Attends and encourages Quarterly Reviews at DYFS office to provide feedback and recommendations to hasten permanency planning
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or other behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or university with documented knowledge of and at least one (1) year work experience with children and adolescent populations
  • A valid driver's license and must be insurable by Agency's automobile insurance


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.

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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 over 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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