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Careers

Founded in 1963 as a Child Guidance Clinic, West Bergen has grown into a comprehensive mental health center serving the residents of Bergen County and beyond. The agency offers a full spectrum of critical psycho-therapeutic treatments for children, adolescents, adults and families suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, including those resulting from COVID-19. Through its mission of hope and healing, the Agency now serves over 3,000 individuals, couples and families each year.

If you are a high energy, compassionate individual, interested in pursuing a career in the field of social work, and seeking to make a difference in the lives of others, West Bergen offers a nurturing, collegial, team oriented environment.

School Based Therapist

Seeking a School Based Therapist. This position spans kindergarten thru eighth grade. This is a full time position.

This position is inclusive of direct time with students and or their parents/families, home visits when needed, consultations, observations, paperwork and supervision. Hours will be established mutually with the school, West Bergen Mental Healthcare and the clinician, so that there are before/after school and evening hours of clinician’s availability on different days. Frequency of individual student contacts will be determined by each student’s individual needs, clinical assessment and IEP, (if applicable.)

The Therapist will comply with school district administrative procedures as directed by the school district liaison. The clinician will be responsible for individual, parent/student, family and group services. Students will be selected by the Director of Special Program and Student Services or another School-appointed designee. In addition, school based therapists will provide outreach, educational and consultative services to the community, as well as marketing when requested by the supervisor. The School Based Therapist will also conduct risk assessments including school clearances on an as needed basis.

The position requires the School Based Therapist to meet the Productivity and Documentation standards and required clinical competencies as identified. Basic computer/keyboarding skills, including familiarity with word processing programs, (MS Word preferred) for report writing, forms, records, letters, etc., ability to learn and use the electronic client record keeping system, additional requirements may occur as specific job needs evolve.
Full time positions enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental, life, long term disability, 403b retirement (matching when criteria met), flexible spending accounts and generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday time off.

Qualifications: M.A. in psychology from an accredited college and required licensure from the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Associate Counselor; M.S.W. from an accredited school of Social Work and required licensure from the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Social Worker, or other related masters degree and N.J. license/certification if required. Internship or other volunteer experience working with children, adolescents, adults or families in a therapeutic setting. Basic computer skills. Three positive professional or personal references. Ability to work as part of a school multidisciplinary treatment team.

Preferred: Master’s degree in psychology or Social Work from an accredited college and licensed in N.J. as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Professional Counselor, or other related masters or doctoral degree with required full clinical licensure by the state of N.J. for independent practice. Ability to work as part of a school multidisciplinary treatment team. Experience in a school setting very helpful. Valid driver’s license. Good driving record, meeting recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer. Basic computer skills. Three positive professional or personal references.

 Billing Associate F/T

We are currently looking for a full time Medical Billing Associate. This position is for 35 hours per week and is being performed remotely, with onsite requirement time as needed and subject to change.

The primary functions and responsibilities include all areas of patient and other client fee billing, claim submission, data collection, preparation of reports and providing appropriate customer service for staff, clients and third-party payors seeking information.

Our comprehensive benefits include Health Ins, Dental Ins, Life Ins, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403B Retirement Plan & Voluntary Insurance plans. Generous paid time off including, vacation, sick, personal and holiday time.

Position Requirements: To perform the essential functions accurately within appropriate timeframes. Basic data entry skills, including familiarity with word processing (MS Office preferred) for report writing, forms, records, letters, and spreadsheets; ability to learn and master use of electronic clinical and billing record system; Knowledge and experience with medical/patient billing, additional requirements may occur as specific job needs evolve.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma, effective business skills, a minimum of one year of related office experience, PC literacy; accuracy and attentiveness to detail.

Preferred Qualifications: All minimal qualifications plus, Bachelor’s level degree; or professional certification in medical billing and coding; knowledge of mental health issues; experience working with professional staff.

Residential Workers

We are currently seeking Residential Workers to provide supervision and support to clients living in a group home or managed apartment/community setting. Your role will be to encourage and support adult residential client’s mental health wellness and recovery through supportive counseling and group activities that help clients learn daily living skills and promote positive behavioral and socialization experiences. You will also assist in client medication management.

Position 1:
Saturday 5pm-11pm
Sunday 8am-11pm
Thursday 3pm-11pm
Friday 3pm-11pm

Position 2:
Monday 3pm-11pm
Tuesday 3pm-11pm
Wednesday 3pm-11pm
Saturday 4pm-12am
Sunday 4pm-12am

Position 3:
Saturday – 8am, until Sunday 12 midnight.
The overnight shifts allow for sleeping.

In addition to a competitive salary, generous benefits include: Health Ins, Dental Ins, Life Ins, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403B Retirement Plan & Voluntary Insurance plans. Generous paid time off including, vacation, sick, personal and holiday time.

The position requires meeting of documentation standards, and required clinical competencies as identified. Basic computer/keyboarding skills, including familiarity with word processing programs, (MS Word preferred) for report writing, forms, records, letters, etc., ability to learn and use the electronic client record keeping system, additional requirements may occur as specific job needs evolve. Understanding of various treatment theories and modalities which are considered as standard or usual in the treatment of the adult psychiatric population and their families needed.

Applicants must meet one of the qualifications in order to be considered for these positions.

Qualifications: BA degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a mental health, health, or other appropriate human services related discipline; or a licensed registered nurse; or a combination of one or more years of college plus related work or life experience together equaling four years (The individual is required to have at least one year of related work or life experience, if the four year college education does not meet the requirements above.); or a license as a practical nurse plus two years of related work or life experience; or a high school diploma or the equivalent, plus four years of related work or life experience.

Preferred Qualifications: As listed above plus experience in the field of Mental Health Services; Valid drivers license. Good driving record, meets recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer.

Residential Case Manager

We are currently seeking a Clinical Case Manager for our Residential Program.

The Case Manager provides supervision and support for clients living in a group home setting. They encourage wellness and recovery through group activities, education in daily living skills and supportive counseling and medication management. The Case Manger participates in the development of treatment plans for each client on caseload, as well as providing over sight and coordination of clients receipt of medical care benefits and all Psychiatric rehabilitation services.

This position is 40 hrs per week, Monday – Friday, noon until 8pm.

Our comprehensive benefits include Health Ins, Dental Ins, Life Ins, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403B Retirement Plan & Voluntary Insurance plans. Generous paid time off including, vacation, sick, personal and holiday time.

Minimum Qualifications: BA degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a mental health, health, or other appropriate human services related discipline; or a licensed registered nurse; or a combination of one or more years of college plus related work or life experience together equaling four years (The individual is required to have at least one year of related work or life experience, if the four year college education does not meet the requirements above); or a license as a practical nurse plus two years of related work or life experience; or a high school diploma or the equivalent, plus four years of related work or life experience. All applicants are required to have one years’ experience in a residential mental health setting in addition to one of the other qualifications. CPR/First Aid trained, to be obtained prior to providing services alone and within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: The above and 2 years’ experience in a residential mental health setting. Good driving record, meets recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer. Valid drivers license.

Position requires CPR/First Aid training, be obtained prior to delivering services alone and within 30 days of hire. We will provide training if none currently exists.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.  

Applicants/employees are subject to inquiries to the NJ Central Registry, a Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Report, all when and as required.

Resumes should contain a cover letter indicating position being applied for. Forward to: HR@westbergen.org  or fax to 201-957-1566

Updated 8/20/21