Residential Counselor - PT (MAU862)
Company: Volunteers of America - Greater New York
Posted on: May 31, 2021
Volunteers of America is a national, faith-based human services
organization that helps some of the most vulnerable men, women and
children in our communities lead safe, healthy, independent and
productive lives. Founded in New York City in 1896, Volunteers of
America is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most respected
human services organizations, serving 2 million people in 400
communities in 46 states every year. Volunteers of America -
Greater New York is the largest affiliate of the national
organization, with more than 90 programs and 1,300 staff in the
metropolitan New York area, Westchester and Nassau counties, and
Northern New Jersey. Skilled and dedicated staff, and generous
corporate and individual community partners, help tens of thousands
of people in need every year. Whether the needs are short-term,
like case management and temporary shelter, or long-term help like
permanent supportive housing, we have the commitment, experience
and relationships necessary to provide high quality, comprehensive
services to a wide range of people in need in the New York
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity
The residential counselor is responsible to deliver wellness and
recovery-oriented case management and support services to service
recipients in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Human
Services-Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services
regulations. The residential counselor provides support directly to
the residents, including but not limited to: skill development,
supportive counseling, transportation, crisis intervention,
assistance with task completion, vocational and social support.
The position shall have one of the following: A bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university in a mental health,
health or other appropriate human services related discipline; a
license as a registered nurse; a combination of one or more years
of college, plus related work or life experience together equaling
four years. The individual is required to have at least one year of
related work or life experience if the four-year college degree
does not meet the requirements above. A license as a practical
nurse plus two years of related work or life experience or a high
school diploma or the equivalent, plus four years of related work
or life experience. This position shall also have a valid state
driver's license with a safe driving record that meets agency
procedures. When "related work or life experience" is relied upon
to meet staff qualifications, the personnel file shall clearly
document the "related work or life experience" and how it relates
to the job duties and responsibilities for the position in which
the individual is being hired.
Provide on-site supervision and support to service
Communicate observations and information about the service
recipient to the program manager, RN and treatment team.
Supervise, organize and support recreational and/or
Transport and/or assist service recipient with accessing
transportation to appointments.
Provide residential counseling and crisis intervention (but not
including crisis intervention counseling)
Participate in the development of the individual service
Participate in individual service coordination activities,
including vocational and educational services.
Document observations information and services provided to the
service recipient in progress notes.
- Maintain a clean, safe environment in the facility, including
assisting with meal preparation and activities of daily living as
needed by the service recipient.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
Volunteers of America offers a comprehensive benefits package to
help protect you and your family, top-notch training opportunities,
and an energetic and professional work environment.
Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today!
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Job Start Date Monday, May 17, 2021
Keywords: Volunteers of America - Greater New York, Plainfield , Residential Counselor - PT (MAU862), Other , Plainfield, New Jersey
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