Support Coach - Relief - Evolution, West Berlin NJ

***500 Sign on Bonus***  Center for Family Services is offering all new hires a $500 bonus!   The bonus will be paid in two installments.  The signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.

About the Envision Program:

Envision offers community-based long-term residential treatment for female youth ages 11-19. The program is comprised of three supportive homes where young girls work closely with therapists and counselors to learn, grow, and heal. Envision provides diagnostic assessment, therapy, educational services, social skills training, and job readiness training to help youth lead happy, healthy, and independent lives.

Counselors work closely with the girls and their families for nine months up to one year to provide advocacy, individual, group, and family therapy, health and wellness services, educational services, and social skills training. The program sets out to reunify the youth with their families whenever possible or another safe living environment. 

Position Summary:

Center For Family Services is seeking experienced and professional Support Coach/Residential Counselor for the Evolution Program.  The Support Coach/Residential Counselor position requires patience, dedication, understanding, and a passion for engaging and providing supervision and structure for youth living in a residential treatment setting. The Support Coach/Residential Counselor provides direct counseling services, instructs and guides youth informally throughout their day to day activities, and co-leads recreation, and physical education activities. The program offers a serene, home-like setting for up to five male youth between the ages of 13-17. During their 6 to 9 month stay, youth receive supportive services from our highly-qualified team so they can be successfully reunited with family or transition into an independent living situation. 

Location: West Berlin, NJ

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Support Coach/Residential Counselor engages in caring supervision and structure for youth in the home which is consistent with stated goals and objectives. This individual teaches budgeting, money management skills, provides life and social skills training, guides, instructs, and counsels youth in the program. The Support Coach/Residential Counselor oversees goal setting groups and provides one-on-one assistance. The Support Coach/Residential Counselor ensures that youth complete their goals as set forth in their treatment plan.

Requirements: 

  • High School diploma is required but Bachelor's Degree preferred  

  • At least 2 years experience working with at risk youth

  • Must have ability to provide leadership, be a role model, and relate positively to youth

  • Current driver's license with an good driving record of at least three years

  • Must be able to work overnight shifts

  • Vehicle with current insurance and registration 

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. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.