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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.

Sign-On Bonus, up to $2000 for all newly hired staff.

The following positions are available

School Based Therapists, Full and Part Time

School Based Therapists, Full and Part Time

We are currently seeking School Based Clinicians for various local school districts. Positions are for full and part time work spanning elementary through high school. Both provisional and full licensure will be considered for these positions.

Full time positions enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, employer paid life & long term disability insurance, 403b retirement, Roth and traditional (matching when criteria met), medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, voluntary critical illness, accident and life insurance, as well as generous paid time off.

These positions are 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 clinician 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 Clinician will also conduct risk assessments including school clearances on an as needed basis.

The position requires the School Based Clinician 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.

Minimum 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 Qualifications: 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. Supervision Certification if applicable.

Extensive experience, 3 or more years, in a specialty area of practice dealing with children, adolescents, adults and families. Examples of such specialty areas are: depression, anxiety, developmental delays (e.g. Autism level 1), eating disorders, ADHD, divorce, family violence, difficult adolescents, etc.; Experience in a school setting very helpful. Valid driver’s license. Good driving record, meets recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer.

 

Administrative Assistant P/T

Administrative Assistant P/T
Looking to fill a part time, 20 hour per week position at our Ridgewood facility, with the possibility of filling in at our other locations in Ridgewood and Ramsey. The schedule of hours are Mon-Wed 1-5 PM and 8 hours on Friday – 9-5 PM.

The qualified applicant filling this position, will be responsible for answering and correctly routing incoming calls to staff members, greeting clients at time of arrival, informing therapists/medical staff of client cancellations and emergencies, scheduling appointments for medical staff and managing telephone contacts, assist/and be responsible for (as assigned) functions of computerized (EMR) electronic medical record program; collecting payments and proper recording; data/collection entry (demographics, insurance card, etc.); knowledge of patient accounts including any co-payment/balance information and ability to convey this to client.

Should be reliable in carrying out all aspects of the job effectively, with appropriate direction at times. This includes the ability to move from site to site ( Ridgewood/Ramsey) if needed during scheduled working hours. Initiative is required to maintain the flow of work, and must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles.

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalency, computer skills and administrative/office skills or other relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Same as above plus two years previous experience in a health care setting. Previous experience with electronic medical records.

Residential Case Manager and/or Residential Worker F/ T

Residential Case Manager and/or Residential Worker F/ T
Seeking qualified applicants to work in our Residential program.
Currently looking to fill positions in our Residential Program as either a Residential Worker, or Case Manager, depending on which appropriate qualifications are met. These positions have 35 – 40 day, evening and weekend hours.

Full time staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, employer paid life & long term disability insurance, 403b retirement account with matching when criteria met, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, voluntary critical illness, accident and life insurance, as well as generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday time.

Qualifications for both positions are flexible with either a degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a mental health, health, or other appropriate human services related discipline; 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, with four years of related work or life experience. Valid driver’s license. Good driving record, meets recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer preferred.

The Case Manager position additionally requires one-year experience in a residential mental health setting. Both positions require CPR/First Aid training, to be obtained prior to providing services alone and within 30 days of hire. We will provide the training if none currently exists.

The positions in our Residential Program provide supervision and support to clients living in a group home or apartment/community setting while encouraging the residential client’s wellness and recovery through group activities, education in daily living skills, supportive counseling and medication management. Additionally, depending on position, you will participate 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.

Residential Relief Workers and Stand-Alone Shifts

Residential Relief Workers and Stand-Alone Shifts

We are seeking qualified applicants to work in our Residential program. The relief positions are fill in work.

You will be called and given the opportunity to work when another staff member is out, whether for vacation, sick, etc.

In addition we have several stand alone shifts which can be worked separately, or  in combination with relief.

 These positions provide supervision and support to clients living in a group home or apartment/community setting. The Residential Worker encourages residential client’s wellness and recovery through group activities, education in daily living skills, supportive counseling and medication management.

 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.

 Qualifications are as listed in the above ad for Residential Case Manager and/or Residential Worker F/ T .

Residential Assistant Supervisor (Midland Park)

Residential Assistant Supervisor (Midland Park)
New full time opportunity to become an Assistant Supervisor in our Residential Program. This position would serve as Assistant to the Supervisor in overall management and administrative supervision of staff.

The position requires the Asst. Supervisor to meet documentation standards, fulfillment of supervisory responsibilities, 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 recordkeeping system additional requirements may occur as specific job needs evolve.

West Bergen offers a comprehensive benefits package for this full time position. Benefits include health insurance, dental, employer paid long term disability & life insurance, 403b retirement (matching when criteria met), flexible spending accounts and generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday time off.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience in a residential mental health setting plus: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, or another related field; or Two years of college taking psychology or related classes, plus two years of related work or life experience in the psychology field; or High School diploma or equivalent, plus four years of related work or life experience in the psychology field. CPR/First Aid trained, to be obtained prior to providing
services alone and within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work, or related field; prior supervisory experience. Valid driver’s license. Good driving record meets recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer.

 

Nurses, LPN P/T

Nurses, LPN P/T
This nursing position is for a Partial Care Relief Nurse. This is a fill-in position in our Partial Care Program and provides for covering of absent staff. This nurse serves as a resource for consumers and agency staff regarding health-related issues such as self-care, medication monitoring and management, community health awareness updates and overall health and wellness promotion. Works in conjunction with the Multidisciplinary Team to include the Medical Director, Psychiatrists, APN’s, all assigned psychiatric and medical staff, all agency staff as needed to support the quality of consumer care in the overall therapeutic milieu. Qualifications include holding a NJ Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license. Prior experience in a mental health setting a plus.

Licensed Clinician LPC LCSW LAC LSW

Licensed Clinician LPC LCSW LAC LSW

West Bergen offers a comprehensive benefits package for this full time position. Benefits include health insurance, dental, employer paid long term disability & life insurance, 403b retirement (matching when criteria met), flexible spending accounts and generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday time off.

 The Staff Therapist will provide direct service and be responsible for individual, couple, family and group services to clients and their families. In addition, staff therapists will provide outreach, educational and consultative services to the community, as well as marketing when requested by the supervisor. The target population includes children, adolescents or adults experiencing psychiatric symptoms or interruption of functioning affecting behavioral health and their families, as well as relevant community gatekeepers and the community at large for education. Staff therapists will also conduct risk assessments including school clearances on an as needed basis.

 Minimum 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.

 Preferred Qualifications: 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. Supervision Certification if applicable. Extensive experience, 3 or more years, in a specialty area of practice dealing with children, adolescents, adults and families. Examples of such specialty areas are: depression, anxiety, developmental delays (e.g. Asperger Syndrome), eating disorders, ADHD, divorce, family violence, difficult adolescents, etc.; Valid drivers license. Good driving record, meets recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status,

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

Updated: 4/4/24