Residential Counselor (ALL562)

Plainfield, NJ, USA Req #1825
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Residential Counselor (ALL562)


The residential counselor is responsible for assisting in the case management and treatment plan implementation for the consumers. The residential counselor provides direct care services to the consumers, including but not limited to: transportation, support, teaching, crisis intervention, and case management. All services are delivered in accordance with DDD policies and regulations.



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 must possess 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.



  1. On-site consumerresident supervision or support including but not limited teaching, behavioral modeling, assistance to complete ADL’s, and other tasks.
  2. Communicating observations and information about the consumer resident to the program manager, RN, DDD case manager and other treatment team members.
  3. Supervising, organizing and supporting recreational and/or socialization activities for consumers.
  4. Transportation
  5. Assist consumers in the self-administration of medication.
  6. Residential counseling
  7. Crisis intervention services (but not including crisis intervention counseling)
  8. Participation in the development of the individual habilitation plan and other required assessments.
  9. Participation in individual service coordination activities.
  10. Documenting observations, information and services provided to the consumer resident in progress notes.
  11. Perform all other duties as assigned.
  12. Cooperate with Volunteers of America and/or State of New Jersey Division staff in any inspection and/or investigation.



  1. To increase the capabilities of consumers through teaching, empowerment and skill development.
  2. To maintain the physical appearance and safety of the facility as per licensing and Volunteers of America standards.
  3. To maintain continuity of services for all consumers.
  4. To ensure accurate record keeping of the program
  5. To maintain a positive public image

Other details

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