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Residential Counselor - PT (MAU862)

Company: Volunteers of America - Greater New York
Location: Plainfield
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

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 metropolitan area.

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled


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 recipient.

  • Communicate observations and information about the service recipient to the program manager, RN and treatment team.

  • Supervise, organize and support recreational and/or socialization activities

  • 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 plan.

  • 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.
  1. 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.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, May 17, 2021

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  • Plainfield, NJ, USA

Keywords: Volunteers of America - Greater New York, Plainfield , Residential Counselor - PT (MAU862), Other , Plainfield, New Jersey

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