Center For Family Services is seeking a Crisis Counselor for our NJ Hope and Healing Regular Services Program to provide crisis counseling services to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the FEMA Regular Services Program.
the Crisis Counseling Service-Regular Services Program (RSP) as defined by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management (FEMA). This position working under the supervision of Center For Family Services' COVID-19 FEMA Regular Services Program's Team Leader provides short-term interventions with employees from essential businesses that have been working through this pandemic and community members impacted by COVID-19. General Functions: In this temporary position, the Crisis Counselor conducts outreach and provides short-term interventions individually or in a group setting that involve the counseling goals of assisting survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, assisting survivors in reviewing their recovery options, promoting
the use or development of coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with other individuals
or agencies to assist in their recovery process. Servicing Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex. Gloucester, Morris, Passaic, Salem and Sussex County.
Location: Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex. Gloucester, Morris, Passaic, Salem and Sussex County
Duties and Responsibilitie
- Travel to different Center For Family Services' building sites and other community organizations
- Must be able to sit for extended periods of time, up to 4 hours.
- Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
- The majority of the work will be done remotely either from home or standard office environment,with high usage of video and teleconferencing technology to connect with others.
- Work hours may require some evening and weekend scheduling to meet community needs.
- Promotes and provides culturally competent client care and staff interactions that respond respectfully to thestrengths and skills of diverse ethnicity and cultures, languages, socio-economic classes, disabilities, religions,genders, sexual orientation and other diversity related factors.
- Perform specialized activities and functions specific to program.
- Assures the continuing training and development of program staff.
- Uses data to leverage strengths along program areas, manage the program and products and to alter course of action when indicated.
- Coordinates program activities with appropriate liaison agencies to ensure constructive collaboration.
- Facilitate the Implementation Process of the Program
- Ensure service delivery and documentation compliance in accordance with CFS COA standards and written agreements and contracts
- Complete documentation and other reporting requirements on a timely basis
- Meets regularly with supervisor and participates in other continuing professional development opportunities.
- Adhere to policies and procedures of CFS
- BSW or BA in related human services field preferred.
- Experience in human services, education or related field. Preference given to candidate with trauma response/disaster mental health experience.
- Ability to interact well with others, including comfort in conducting outreach to targeted sites and thecommunity.
- Experience working with a wide range of communities from varied backgrounds
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.
- Clearly communicate ideas in both written and verbal form
- Work a flexible schedule including evenings and some weekends.
- Valid driver's license in the state of his/her residence, insurance, and clean driving record
All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Center for Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.All
interested applicants should email a cover letter, indicating desired position and salary requirements, along with resume.