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CSS Counselor 

Description

Looking for a full-time Counselor for our Community Support Services (CSS) department.

Job Summary:
You will provide all needed services to consumers based upon the level of functioning and disability and the consumers’ needs.


What You Will Do:

  • Support consumers in achieving mental health rehabilitative and recovery goals as identified in the individualized recovery plan, and in accordance with Community Support Services model. 
  • Ensure that a minimum of 55% of work hours are spent rendering face to face Community Support Services to consumers.
  • Promote the process of wellness and recovery with an emphasis on individual dignity and respect. Build upon consumer strengths to address needs, preferences, goals, and valued life roles.
  • Provide direct services that address consumer skill development to self-manage their illness and improve their quality of life. This includes but is not limited to application of Illness Management and Recovery model.
  • Provide crisis intervention services when needed and in accordance with agency Policies and Procedures.
  • Coordinate consumers' services which may involve collaboration with internal and community providers, family members, community resources, and/or entitlements. 
  • Function as a team member: cover shifts and duties as needed, facilitate group activities, participate in program activities, and communicate all relevant information to other team members and departments.
  • Ensure all clinical and administrative documentation is completed with accuracy, timeliness, and in accordance with State and Federal Regulations and agency Policy and Procedures.
  • Manages on-call responsibilities as designated by department.


What We Need to See:

  • For Bachelors level staff member:
    • 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
  • For Masters Level staff member:
    • A master’s degree in social work, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, counseling, or other related behavioral health or counseling program
  • Valid driver's license and must be insurable by agency's automobile insurance.
  • All staff in the Community Support Services program must obtain and maintain Certification in CPR/First Aid accredited by the American Heart Association.


What We Offer:

  • 401K, no matching needed
  • High plan insurance at a generous cost
  • Union benefits
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Per diem opportunities
  • Excellent supervision and training
  • Continuing education, tuition reimbursement and eligibility for loan forgiveness
  • 10% daycare discount


About CarePlus New Jersey:
CPNJ embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion in all of it policies and procedures. Care Plus follows Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, et seq and NJ Law Against Discrimination.
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 before the start date of employment. Requiring all employees to have the COVID vaccination is for protecting our employees and the clients we serve. Therefore, before Orientation you will upload proof of your COVID vaccination or at the very least, proof of your first vaccine shot. Failure to have this information uploaded to the onboarding portal may result in delay of your start date and/or withdrawal of the job offer.
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.

 
Position Requirements

Education/Experience

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

Note: Certification as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner may be substituted for one year of experience above

A master’s degree in social work, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, counseling, or other related behavioral health or counseling program

 

 
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.





For more information, visit www.CarePlusNJ.org.  
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.  
SuperVFlg None Specified 

Full Time or Part Time None Specified 

supervisorUID None Specified 


This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://CarePlusNJInc.appone.com



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