Overnight Behavioral Health Counselor

  • Community Hope
  • Parsippany, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
  • Mar 22, 2019
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Providing residential support services to veterans in the program.

Positions available in Garfield, and Lyons, NJ 

  • Provides supportive counseling to veterans in need of crisis intervention and emergency services.
  • Monitors veterans in housekeeping maintenance and upkeep of the residence.
  • Provides transportation as required.
  • Participates as a team member in the maintenance and care of the facility and ensures safety of the veterans in the program.
  • Upholds veteran confidentiality.
  • Assists in the administration of drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Documents service delivery and maintains accurate and timely clinical documentation.
  • Implements fire and life safety standards eg: fire drills and fire safety education
  • Attends In-Service presentations/staff meetings on a quarterly basis.
  • Distributes veteran mail as needed.
  • Executes all emergency procedures such as medical emergencies, crisis intervention, fire and/or smoke, police emergency, AED/ First Aid, etc. as per the Agency’s Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Documents any and all pertinent information in and reviews the Communication Log Book, Resident Sign-In Log, Medication Sign-In Log, Pass Authorization Log, and reporting any violations to the Program Coordinator.
  • E-mails every hour during the overnight shift to the agency overnight system.
  • Participates in supervision meetings with the Program Coordinator.
  • Conducts regular checks to ensure the safety and whereabouts of all veterans in the residence.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, and/or other supervisors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in Mental Health or a related discipline; or Licensed R.N.; or two years of college plus two years of related work or life experience, or licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) plus two years of related mental health experience; or a High School diploma and four years of related mental health experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record.
  • Must have knowledge of clinical issues, skill in program development, be well organized, a self-started, and able to work as a member of a team.

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