Community Support Services Counselor

Elizabeth, NJ 07201, USA Req #3036
Monday, March 11, 2024

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the New York area by 2050. We operate over 60 programs across New York City, Northern New Jersey and Westchester County including emergency, transitional and permanent housing. Our services extend to families experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, youth aging out of foster care, adults with behavioral health or substance use needs, and others in need, including a special education preschool program.

We are in search of new talent in the following position…

Position: Community Support Services Counselor 


The Community Support Services Counselor is responsible to provide behavioral health rehabilitation services and supports that is necessary to assist the service recipient in achieving recovery goals in various life goals such as social, employment, educational, and/or housing domains. Services are provided that improve skills, self-esteem and a sense of belonging to the larger community. The Community Support Services Counselor maintains a wellness and recovery-oriented environment by using person-first language, and person-centered rehabilitation planning and evidenced based practices to service recipients who meet the eligibility criteria to receive community support services.


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Location: 449 Madison Ave Ste 105, Elizabeth, NJ 07201


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the helping professions, such as social work, human services, counseling, psychiatric rehabilitation, psychology or criminal justice.
  • Or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field other than a helping profession and two years of professional experience in a community behavioral health care setting.
  • Certification as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner (CPRP) may be substituted for one year of experience. 
  • This position shall also have a valid state driver’s license with a safe driving record that meets agency procedures.


Community Support Services Counselor Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring, and updating of the individualized rehabilitation plan.
  2. Performing therapeutic rehabilitative skill development.
  3. Offering services appropriate to meet the service recipient needs.
  4. Performing crisis intervention.
  5. Coordinating and managing services.
  6. Provide supportive counseling services to service recipient.
  7. Communicate observations and information about the service recipient to the Program Manager, RN and clinical team.
  8. Organize and support socialization activities through use of IMR or other evidence-based practices when indicated on the individual rehabilitation plan.
  9. Skill teaching to assist service recipient in developing the skills in various areas that promotes the achieving and maintaining of valued life roles in the social, employment, physical health, educational, and/or housing domains and also allows the service recipient to achieve community integration and to remain in an independent living setting of his/her choice.
  10. Participate in individual service coordination activities, including vocational and educational services.
  11. Document all observations, information and services provided to the service recipient within the required timeframes.

Employees receive an exceptional benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription coverage
  • Life insurance,
  • Retirement plan
  • Educational Reimbursement Program (includes tuition and license/certification)
  • Paid Time Off which is accrued monthly and roles over from year to year. In addition:
    • Paid Birthday Holiday

And much more

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VOA-Greater New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.  Apply today! 

Other details

  • Job Function Counseling
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $20.19
  • Max Hiring Rate $20.19
  • Required Education Some College
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  • Elizabeth, NJ 07201, USA