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Residential Counselor- Mental Health

Company: SERV Behavioral Health System
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Are you ready to establish your career in human services with a respected nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for growth? Do you thrive as part of a dedicated and motivated team?  Are you passionate about creating positive change in your community by serving individuals with mental health challenges or developmental disabilities? If so, please read on!

WHAT WE OFFER

Excellent benefitsincluding medical, a matched 401(k) plan, paid personal days, paid sick days, paid vacations, tuition reimbursement, and more!  If this sounds like the right opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues, Apply Today!

At SERV, we treat everyone with respect and dignity. Our professional, safe, and diverse work environment reflects the values of the organization. In the ever-changing behavioral health field, SERV remains committed to the growth and development of our employees, which is why we offer several training opportunities for those seeking career advancement. We also promote and reward employees based on their merit and performancenot their tenure.

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR

As a Residential Counselor, you help individuals with mental health disabilities to reach goals and live productive and healthy lives in the community. According to individual habitation plans, you assist with the activities of daily living and monitor medications for residents as well as provide on-site direct behavioral health care services to adult and geriatric clients.  By adhering to all safety standards, government regulations, and corporate policies, you ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.  You provide transportation and accompaniment as needed for shopping, medical appointments, recreational activities, and other outings.

You are responsible for reporting any changes or concerns promptly, keeping up-to-date and accurate records of interactions and progress.  You find the opportunity to participate in residents lives very rewarding!  If any medical or psychiatric emergencies occur, you immediately set in motion the appropriate crisis management procedures.  You also get to participate in case management and supportive counseling. You advocate for residents benefits and coordinate with local service providers.  As you assist residents in accessing services and reaching goals, you find a great deal of satisfaction in their progress.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in mental health or a related human services discipline OR a high school diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of related work-life experience (if the degree is not in a human services field, you need to have at least 1 year of work-life experience)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Good driving record with no more than 5 points
  • Ability to successfully complete a physical, drug screen, and background check

Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills?  Can you concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously?  Are you patient and calm but quick to respond? Do you have good judgment?  Are you conscientious about following policies and procedures and discreet with confidential information?  If so, then you might just be perfect for the Residential Counselor position with SERV!

READY TO JOIN OUR NONPROFIT TEAM? 

ABOUT SERV BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM, INC.

A nonprofit founded in 1974, we are a private statewide behavioral healthcare organization that serves adults and children who are working to recover from serious mental health challenges or cope with developmental disabilities.  Remaining focused on personal dignity and quality of care, we utilize a continuum of services that are tailored to meet individual needs. Housing and supportive services are integrated into a broad-based approach that addresses the most basic needs of each individual such as food, shelter, and clothing while allowing them to safely adjust to living in the community and gradually build a more independent life.

EEO STATEMENT

SERV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Keywords: SERV Behavioral Health System, New Brunswick , Residential Counselor- Mental Health, Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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