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Want a Great Career Helping to Change Lives? West Bergen May be Right For You!

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.

The following positions are available:

Residential Mental Health Worker
Flexible Shift Offerings

We are currently looking for Residential Workers who can fill the shifts listed below. We are very flexible and can offer these hours as a full time position with benefits, or split them up as part time, depending on applicant needs.

This position provides supervision and support to clients living in a group home or apartment/community setting. They encourage residential client’s wellness and recovery through group activities, education in daily living skills, supportive counseling and medication management.

The following shifts are available and can be offered as a stand-alone shift, multiple shifts, or all shifts for full time work with benefits.

Friday 4pm – 12am, into Saturday, 12am – 9am (sleeping shift)
Saturday 10pm -12am into Sunday, 12am – 8am (sleeping shift)
Sunday 4pm – 12am

For Full time: 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 below 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.

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.

Residential Mental Health Workers
We are currently looking for Residential Workers who can fill the shifts listed below.

This position provides supervision and support to clients living in a group home or apartment/community setting. They encourage residential client’s wellness and recovery through group activities, education in daily living skills, supportive counseling and medication management.

The following shifts are available:
Sunday 8am-8pm
Thursday 3pm-11pm

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 below 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.

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.

Residential Workers for Relief Coverage

This position is for relief coverage and has no regularly scheduled hours.

The Residential worker provides supervision and support to clients living in a group home or apartment/community setting. They encourage residential client’s wellness and recovery through group activities, education in daily living skills, supportive counseling and medication management.

See above ad for Residential Worker for qualifications

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 1/13/22