Residential Counselor (MAU556)
Company: Volunteers of America Greater New York
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is
the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of
America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services
in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896
as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the citys poor, today
VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide
life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in
New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.
VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic
violence; individuals and families including veterans experiencing,
or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS,
behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with
developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with
developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a
history of homelessness; and at-risk youth.
VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in
response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of
building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a
service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and
expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence.
Battle Buddy Bridge, a peer counseling program for veterans, and
the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the
impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organizations
responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work.
Many of VOA-Greater New Yorks programs are nationally recognized
and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and
the NAEYC. Operation Backpack is the organizations signature
community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a
NYC shelter home has a new backpack full of supplies in time for
the first day of school.
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:The position shall have one of the
following: A bachelors 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 drivers 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
- 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.
- 10. Perform all other duties as
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/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected
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