Counselor - SERV (1126)

***Sign on Bonus Eligibility Requirements*** All new hires will receive a $500 for Full Time Status Sign on Bonus!  The new hire sign on bonus will be paid in two installments.  The signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld. 

If any of the following licensures are held, new hires will be eligible for the following bonus in place of the new hire bonus, see below for eligibility requirements and details:

$3000 Full Time and, for LCSW, LCADC, RN, LPC, LMFT, 

$1500 Full Time, for LSW, LPN, LAC, LAMFT

Position Summary:

The Counselor is responsible for providing individual and group counseling services to victims/survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and/or human trafficking trauma and to their support persons. The counselor reports directly to the Outreach Supervisor.

Location: Bridgeton, NJ

Job Type/Status: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to adolescent (12 years ) and adult to victims/survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and/or human trafficking trauma and to their support persons
  • Create individualized treatment plans with clients
  • Provide clients with up-to-date case-related medical and legal information and appropriate referrals as needed
  • Attend and engage in case consultations with other team members and education to other area professionals
  • Attend program/agency, community, county and state meetings
  • Maintain client files and documentation in a timely manner in the EHS-database according to agency, state, and federal guidelines
  • Maintain monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics and complete narrative reports
  • Collaborate with other SERV staff, including Advocates and Case Managers to ensure comprehensive services are provided to clients
  • Administer and collect program evaluations
  • Assist with other office procedures pertinent to the operation of the program


This position requires a certificate in New Jersey State Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA), Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) and Anti-Human Trafficking training provided by Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV). The Counselor must have prior training or experience with empirically support treatments for trauma, such as Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and/or Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This position must demonstrate cultural humility and a strengths-based, recovery philosophy. Excellent organizational skills and strong personal skills. They must demonstrate sensitivity toward the needs of the individuals we serve. Effective verbal and written communication skills and public speaking is required. Prior experience providing advocacy and/or case management is preferred. This position requires a Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field. A New Jersey State license in psychology, counseling, or social work is preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking are strongly encouraged to apply.

At the Center for Family Services our employees are our greatest resource and we are committed to investing in our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as ongoing resources that will support staff on their personal and professional journey.*

  • Excellent paid time off (PTO) program, including vacation, sick, personal, and holiday
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical insurance plan options
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Ongoing Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement

About Employment at Center For Family Services Apply and get hired at Center For Family Services, a leader in the non-profit sector and named as a top workplace in the region since 2010. As part of our team, you will be recognized as our most valuable resource. Our staff balance best practices with personalized care. Together our team makes a positive difference in the lives of people in need. If you're interested in a rewarding career, Center For Family Services is a great place to grow as a professional. For more information about our top workplace, please visit Center For Family Services website at

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