Bilingual Senior Residential Counselor

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Location: Somerset County, NJ
Job Type/Status: Full Time, Day Shift: 8am - 4pm

Position Summary:

Center For Family Services is seeking a full time Bilingual Senior Residential Counselor for our Juntos Program located in Bridgewater, Somerset County, NJ. Juntos provides important services to unaccompanied minor children who immigrated into the United States. Services include; temporary shelter and support with family unification and home study and post release services.  Family Reunification is the Juntos programs primary goal.  The Bilingual Senior Residential Counselor will ensure that program structure is consistent with stated goals and objectives and ensures daily needs of youth are met.   The Bilingual Senior Residential Counselor will work with closely with teachers and other residential staff.  This shift is for daytime Hours 8am - 4pm, may work other shifts as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities including but not limited to;

  • Ensures that program structure is consistent with stated goals and objectives and that a Nurtured Heart, trauma-informed program is followed. 
  • Reports to and serves on the treatment team with Therapists and other designated staff.
  • Provides life skills education.
  • Coordinates recreation and physical education activities scheduled during their shift.
  • Ensures that daily living needs of youth are met through delegation of responsibilities to residential counseling staff.
  • Coordinates appointments with medical consultants, ensures all over-the-counter and prescription supplies and medication is on hand and correctly administered.
  • Coordinates other appointments (i.e. court appearances) with Therapists and Periodic Transport staff.
  • Works closely with teachers and other residential staff in carrying out and following through on education and jobs related goals. Engages in caring supervision and structure for youth in residence which is consistent with stated goals and objectives, Day, Evening and Weekends
  • Instructs, guides, and counsels youth informally throughout their interactions in day to day activities.
  • Provides life skills education and goal-setting groups
  • Co-leads recreation and physical education activities scheduled during shift.
  • Provides one-to-one assistance and engages youth
  • Provides transportation to and from appointments.
  • Substitutes in the event of Resident counselor absence.
  • Provides direct level of supervision to youth in the program and on activity outage.
  • Ensures that youth complete their goals as set forth in their treatment plans.
  • Ensures that physical site of the program is clean and orderly as set forth in the policy and procedures.
  • Assists youth in their daily life skills, education, and chores in the program.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 1 year experience in the child welfare field, working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting
  • 1 - 3 years of experience working with the program population or relevant direct service delivery in a residential setting, with supervisory and program administration experience.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Federal and State regulations require employees in this position to be fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated means to have received the initial vaccination and at least one booster shot.  As you apply for this position, you will be required to be fully vaccinated.  Please ask if you have any questions. 
  • Current New Jersey driver's license with a driving record of at least three years
  • Must pass an initial and ongoing Motor Vehicle record Check evaluations

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