Residential Counselor -Juntos Northfield (1838)

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Location: Atlantic County, NJ

Job Type/Status: Full-Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of CFS' continuum of services and provides appropriate referral when applicable and needed. 
  • Displays consistent ethical behavior and sound judgment. 
  • Interacts and works with children, adults, and families served, as well as colleagues, and/or community members in a non-biased, inclusive, and respectful way regardless of cultural differences and circumstances. 
  • Appropriately utilizes supervision process and Agency support in order to best execute assignments, duties, and responsibilities. 
  • Demonstrates dependability, responsibility, and self-accountability in meeting position expectations. 
  • Responsible for personal and collective safety of the organization by displaying consistent mindfulness as well as identifying and reporting safety issues and violations.
  • Strong commitment to personal and collective professional development. 
    •  Participates in continuing professional development opportunities 
    • Provides leadership and supervision of program/department staff, including holding regular meetings and trainings to ensure program management 
    • Responsible for the necessary training to ensure competencies and professional development of program/team staff 
  • Attends all required staff meetings and trainings, program, and Center For Family Services activities. 
  • Reports any suspected child/elder abuse and neglect per New Jersey's guidelines. Conducts self as a role model in interactions with staff, colleagues, and funding sources in accordance with Center For Family Services' Code of Ethics. 
  • Works in a professional manner with appropriate administrative staff in getting administrative information to agency managers. 
  • Maintains appropriate and professional relationship with all external parties including, but not limited to, vendors, funders, partners, state and federal agencies. 
  • Maintains program compliance with all funding and licensing procedures and requirements. 
  • Discusses personal and professional staff issues, when necessary, only with appropriate individuals. 
  • Respects the confidentiality of clients and staff by adhering to the Code of Ethics and Confidentiality Agreement. 
  • Coordinates with CFS Operations Department on facility improvement, ensuring that each site complies with CFS standards of excellence - ensures that systems are in place for required and enhanced cleanliness, safety and homelike environments.


  • 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.
  • Associate's degree in Social Work degree or related field, with a minimum of 1 year experience in the child welfare field, working with children and/or adolescents in a social 
  • 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. 
  • 3-5 years of experience working with the program population or relevant direct service delivery in a residential setting, with supervisory and program administration experience.
  • Must have been a licensed driver for at least three years. 
  • Must pass an initial and ongoing motor vehicle record check evaluations. 
  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver's License in the state of his/her residence. 
  • If required to drive a personal vehicle for work purposes: 
    • Employee must have access to a vehicle when needed 
    • Vehicle(s) must be appropriately registered by the state 
    • Must have and maintain automobile insurance

Benefits: 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 the Center For Family Services website at

Disclaimer 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.