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.
JOB SUMMARY: Works as a part of a team providing group and rehabilitation counseling and service coordination to promote recovery of consumers
- Group counseling: plan, structure, facilitate and maintains focus in groups; monitors group attendance and progress; identifies and obtains materials/supplies; identifies and accesses community resources to support group activities
- Supportive and Rehabilitation counseling: helps consumers articulate their experiences; supports consumer strengths and resources – affirming, reality-testing, contact with experience, judgment, and connection with family, friends and community resources. Helps consumer develop realistic service plan and collaborates to achieve measurable objectives.
- Service coordination: Involves/engages family and significant others in the recovery process and assists them in understanding the consumer’s illness – coping with it and managing its effects. Consults with other service providers and documents their participation. Advocates on behalf of consumer and helps them do the same for themselves.
- Documentation: Provides weekly documentation of progress, as regulated by DMHS, including daily rating scale, psychosocial assessment, individual recovery plan (details of timing provided by supervisor).
- Participates in Quality Improvement and evaluation of program effectiveness
Treatment is to be consistent with evidence-based practices.
Counselor to assist consumers in the development of those practical skills necessary to achieve trauma recovery and empowerment. Experience in trauma-informed care is preferred.
- Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: none
Bachelor’s degree in human behavioral science, such as social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling or child development. Related experience preferred.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED: Driver’s license.