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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.

UP TO $2000 SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!
(terms and conditions apply)

West Bergen follows the Fed. Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as under NJ Executive Order #283. Under these rules, all staff must be UP TO DATE on their vaccinations, including boosters.

Administrative Assistant

Seeking a part time Administrative Assistant to work 25 flexible hours per week, day/evening.

This part time position comes with the offer of several voluntary insurance plans such as critical illness, life insurance, accident insurance, legal services, identity theft and the availability to participate in a Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and NJ Earned Sick time.

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 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 as needed, during scheduled working hours once our various sites re-open. 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.

3 Full Time School Based Therapists

Currently seeking three FULL TIME School Based Therapists for three different school districts.
1. The first position is in the North Arlington school district, spanning elementary through high school. This position requires the applicant hold full licensure such as LCSW, or LPC.
2. The second position is in the Park Ridge school district, K- 6. This position allows for provisional, or full licensure.
3. The third position is in the Hawthorne school district, spanning 6th – 8th grade. This position allows for provisional, or full licensure.

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 including vacation (4 weeks to start), sick, personal and holiday time.

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 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.

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-multidisci plinary treatment team.

Preferred & Required by North Arlington: 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.

Staff Therapist F/T
This position is full time, 35 hrs per week. West Bergen offers a comprehensive benefits package including 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 master’s 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 driver’s license. Good driving record, meets recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Nurse & Partial Care Relief Nurse
The position for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Nurse is for approximately 1 hour per week to attend to the psychiatric rehabilitation of assigned supervised residential clients in a group home. The work schedule is very flexible with additional time as needed for completion of assignments. (additional relief hours are available also in our Partial Care program*)

The following is a summary of duties.
• Assess clients’ needs through nursing assessment completed within 14 days of admission or change in level of care.
• Complete face-to-face in home (group home) nursing review every 90 days. Review shall include assessment of: resident’s health, clinical condition, review of Individual Recovery Plan/ Treatment Plan, progress notes and observations of staff.
• Documentation of nursing reviews shall be completed prior to when the consumers treatment plan is due, thus ensuring the nursing recommendations are incorporated into the treatment plan.
• Complete annual nursing assessments and any clinically necessary re-assessments. Include documentation of the justification for the continuation of services and recommendation for appropriate level of care.
• Complete Nutritional Screening Profile and BMI on a yearly basis. Check blood pressure, pulse, and health status of clients.
• Participate in the development of, and sign off on Treatment Plans.
• Determine level of care and make recommendations necessary for client to remain in the community setting based on hours that each client will need for personal hygiene, dieting and household management, medical, and medication issues.
• Valid NJ RN license required. Previous experience in a mental health setting helpful, but not required.

*Also available is a nursing position as fill in for Relief work in our Partial Care program.
The Relief 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.

Residential Case Manager, Ramsey F/T
This full time position enjoys a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, employer paid life & long term disability insurance, 403b retirement (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.

We can also offer successful candidates considering graduate training in mental health, the opportunity to seek highly desirable clinical internship placements within the agency.

The schedule of hours is:
Mondays and Tuesdays 8am-4pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4pm-12am

Qualifications 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 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, with four years of related work or life experience. Additionally one-year experience in a residential mental health setting is required. CPR/First Aid trained, to be obtained prior to providing services alone and within 30 days of hire.

The Residential Case Managers 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 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 Worker Day, Overnight and Relief Work Available
Looking to fill 2 Residential positions and additional Relief Work for various locations.

The available overnight shift is Saturday into Sunday, 11pm – 7am. Overnight shifts are paid at a premium rate.
The other available shift is Saturday, 12pm – 8:00pm.

The Relief positions are to cover for staff out on vacation, sick, etc. These positions have no regularly scheduled hours, and fill in as needed which allows for flexibility.

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 : 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. 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.

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

Applicants/employees are subject to inquiries to the NJ Central Registry and any other required screening as law mandates, all when and as required.

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.  

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

Updated 9/15/22