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Residential Counselor (PT - Weekends).

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, is the 15th largest Catholic Charities agency in the U.S. and 10th largest nonprofit within the state of New Jersey with an annual operating revenue of more than $40 million. Annually, a staff of 600 provides more than 100,000 people in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties with support related to housing, food, mental health, specialized children's services, addiction treatment and domestic violence services. A private nonprofit recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of the most fiscally efficient in the country, the organization uses less than 10 percent of our revenue for administrative costs. We are a recognized leader in trauma-informed work and have pioneered integrated healthcare in the State.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, is a great place to work! We are mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about service to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, I.T., Finance, Marketing, Nursing, and Government Relations. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs.
Catholic Charities is a faith-inspired organization and Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at : www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org.
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JOB SUMMARY:? Under the supervision of a House Manager, Assistant House Manager, Program Supervisor or Program Director, the residential counselor serves as a member of the Residential Program staff providing support and instruction to the residents of the assigned residential site.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides support services, including but not limited to daily living skills, life skill development, supportive residential counseling, transportation, etc. as needed by each resident.
  2. Support and assist residents in weekly program schedules and outside activities.
  3. Maintains the security and safety of the residents and the facility.
  4. Participates in the development and implementation of the Individual Recovery Plan for each resident.
  5. Communicate, in written & verbal form, assessments & observations of consumers to other treatment team members.
  6. Supervise and monitor residents in self-medication. (n/a for TRP, Mercer Residential)
  7. Maintains accurate/current client documentation according to accrediting standards.

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:? N/A


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:?

Any of the following:

High school diploma/GED) + four years of related work or life experience (experience related to job duties must be clearly documented);LPN license + two years of related work or life experience;Combination of one or more years of college + related work or life experience together equaling four years;RN license;Bachelors degree from accredited college/university + one year of related work or life experience;Bachelors degree from accredited college/university, in mental health, health or other appropriate human services related discipline.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED:? Valid driver?s license is required.

MANDATED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Behavioral Health Services? ?Completion of comprehensive competency based training program for individuals providing adult mental health residential services required.? Certification of CPI/CPR/First Aid, issued by a certified trainer within 90 days of employment. Completion of essential learning online training.

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