Residential Counselor - CSS Caseworker (UCM862)

Elizabeth, NJ, USA Req #1823
Thursday, May 19, 2022

About Us:

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone.

Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC.

"Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY for a medical or religious exception to this requirement."


 

Residential Counselor (UCM862)

 

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


FUNCTION:

The Community Support Services Counselor is responsible to provide behavioral health rehabilitation services and supports that is necessary to assist the service recipient in achieving recovery goals in various life goals such as social, employment, educational, and/or housing domains. Services are provided that improve skills, self-esteem and a sense of belonging to the larger community. The Community Support Counselor maintains a wellness and recovery oriented environment by using person-first language, and person centered rehabilitation planning and evidenced based practices to service recipients who meet the eligibility criteria to receive CSS.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 

The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the helping professions, such as social work, human services, counseling, psychiatric rehabilitation, psychology or criminal justice. Or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field other than a helping profession and two years of professional experience in a community behavioral health care setting. Certification as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner (CPRP) may be substituted for one year of experience. This position shall also have a valid state driver’s license with a safe driving record that meets agency procedures.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring, and updating of the individualized rehabilitation plan.

  2. Performing therapeutic rehabilitative skill development.

  3. Offering services appropriate to meet the service recipient needs.

  4. Performing crisis intervention.

  5. Coordinating and managing services.

  6. Provide supportive counseling services to service recipient.

  7. Communicate observations and information about the service recipient to the Program Manager, RN and clinical team.

  8. Organize and support socialization activities through use of IMR or other evidence based practices when indicated on the individual rehabilitation plan..

  9. Skill teaching to assist service recipient in developing the skills in various areas that promotes the achieving and maintaining of valued life roles in the social, employment, physical health, educational, and/or housing domains and also allows the service recipient to achieve community integration and to remain in an independent living setting of his/her choice. .

  10. Participate in individual service coordination activities, including vocational and educational services.

  11. Document all observations, information and services provided to the service recipient within the required timeframe.

  12. Perform all other duties as assigned.


CLOSING STATEMENT:

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 Categories.

Other details

  • Job Family Counselor
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Elizabeth, NJ, USA