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Psychiatric Emergency Support Specialist - PESP 


The Bergen County Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program “262-HELP”, a program of Care Plus NJ, is seeking to hire motivated full-time and part-time Psychiatric Emergency Support Specialists. 

Various schedules are available including days, evenings, and overnights.  All schedules include one weekend shift and all FT/PT positions are union positions.

Job summary

  • Answering 24-hour crisis hotline and telephonic triage
  • Supportive crisis intervention counseling, consultation and risk assessment
  • Collaboration with local law enforcement, community mental health providers and medical professionals
  • Referral and linkage of clients in need of mental health and community resource information
  • Providing psycho-education and advocacy
  • Completing all legal and program documentation within agency/department guidelines



  • Master’s Degree in a mental health related field OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a mental health related field plus 2 years of experience in a mental health setting
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable under Agency's automobile insurance policy


Benefits Include:

  • Sign - on bonuses
  • Health, Dental and Vision
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Competitive Hourly Wages and Premium Holiday Compensation
  • 401k Plan and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program


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.

Position Requirements

Care Plus NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has clarified that asking employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine is not a disability-related inquiry under the ADA.  Care Plus as a healthcare provider mandates that all new hires have the COVID vaccination prior to the start date of employment. Requiring all employees to have the COVID vaccination is for the protection of our employees and the clients we serve.  Therefore, prior to Orientation you will be required to upload proof of your COVID vaccination or at the very least, proof of your first vaccine shot.  Failure to have this information timely upload to the onboarding portal may result in delay of your start date and/or withdrawal of the job offer.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Main Site  
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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