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Counselor-SVS Essex (Supr. Visit Svc.) 


Seeking a Counselor for SVS Essex (Supr. Visit Svc.)

Summary of Position – Provides all needed services to consumers based upon the level of functioning and disability and the consumers’ needs.Maintains confidentiality and immediately reports to management breaches in confidentiality.

  • Observes and maintains appropriate professional boundaries with clients, co-workers and supervisorsed
  • Completes all required documentation/paperwork accurately and within established time-frames
  • Knowledgeable of, and practices the organization’s health and safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to fire safety and emergency preparedness, infection control procedures and incident reporting
  • Offers on-site services and support appropriate to meet the consumers’ needs
  • Communicates observations and information about the consumer to supervisor(s)
  • Provides crisis intervention services, but not crisis intervention counseling
  • Assesses and/or evaluates consumers and families at intake and/or admissions, during ongoing service delivery and at discharge; collaborates with treatment providers to establish comprehensive assessments and service plans
  • Participates in individual service coordination activities as defined in N.J.A.C. 10:37A-1.2;
  • Performs the following duties as a member of an interdisciplinary team (internal and external) - conducts outreaches, assesses consumers and articulates (verbally and in written documentation) the integration of consumer history and assessment information; mentors new staff
  • Collaborates as a member of an interdisciplinary team, including but not limited to active participation in program and team meetings, provides support for team colleagues, and engages in program-related performance improvement processes and activities
  • Engages consumers in services and accesses and/or addresses their needs; assesses medication compliance; includes client feedback in all interventions and utilizes a Strengths based perspective; provides comprehensive services
  • Formulates service plans containing relevant goals, behaviorally measurable objectives (that serve as indicators for evaluating progress) and realistic time frames for achievement
  • Documents observations, information and services provided to the consumer
  • Records/documents the following information in the consumer’s clinical record; assessments, service plans, progress notes (DAP format) and discharge summaries, with all entries authenticated and dated
  • Participates in quality assurance activities and cross-functional action teams, as directed
  • Works with administrative staff to ensure that all services are documented based on billing and regulatory standards; collects information on consumers' insurance and reflects all demographic data
  • Safely operates and utilizes Agency vehicles while transporting clients to and from specialized medical appointment; follows all policies and procedures related to vehicle safety and maintenance as outlined in the Agency’s Transportation Manual
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring, and update of the individualized rehabilitation plan
  • Perform therapeutic rehabilitative skill development
  • Offer services appropriate to meet the consumers’ needs
  • Perform crisis intervention
  • Ability to assess history, assessment, family information, in the context of adult development in formulating service plans
  • Ability to engage family members in decision-making related to adult service planning
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications and their use prescribed for adult populations


A bachelor’s degree in one of the helping professions (e.g. social work, human services, counseling, psychiatric rehabilitation, psychology, or criminal justice), OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field other than a helping profession AND 2 year experience in a community behavioral healthcare setting
Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
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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