FPS Counselor - Family Preservation (179)

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Location: Clementon, NJ

Job Type/Status: Full Time

Position Summary:

Center For Family Services is looking for a full time In Home Counselor for their Family Preservation Services (FPS) program. The FPS program provides short term, intensive, in-home, support and crisis intervention program for families located in Gloucester Counties. Families who have children at risk of out-of-home placement or who have children scheduled for reunification are referred by DCP&P. The goals of FPS are to prevent the unnecessary out-of-home placement of child(ren), to improve family functioning, and to make linkages to community resources while working towards the child welfare outcomes of safety, well-being, permanency and stability of children and families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The In Home Counselor maintains a caseload of 2-3 families and must be directly accessible to the families 24 hours a day/7 days a week in the event of a crisis.  This individual provides, within program objectives, a variety of direct counseling services using individual, family and group methods. They utilize a full range of treatment/ intervention skills and techniques with an emphasis on crisis intervention and evaluates client's progress and modifies counseling services accordingly. The In Home Counselor conducts 3, 6, and 12 month follow-ups of families to determine success of FPS intervention. They complete promptly and accurately all statistical and other reports required for supervisory and administrative purposes, and records case material promptly. The In Home Counselor is comfortable working with children and families and must be reliable, dependable, creative and organized with excellent communication skills. They are skilled at home counseling, intensive case management, and crisis intervention.


  • Bachelors required, MSW, preferred
  • LSW or LCSW preferred
  • Two years' experience in home counseling
  • Current driver's license with a good driving record of at least three years
  • Vehicle with current insurance and registration

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 www.centerffs.org.

Disclaimer All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages