Behavioral Health Counselor- (Veteran Housing)

Community Hope, Inc. Garfield, New Jersey $18.36 per hour

Do you want to work in a friendly, professional and supportive organization? Do you have a desire to serve those who bravely served our country? If so, COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Alfred J. Thomas  - Veteran's Program


FULL-TIME / OVERNIGHT  Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10pm-8am

FULL-TIME  / Tuesday - Saturday: (Tuesday- Friday: 4pm-10pm & Saturday: 2pm-10pm)

PART-TIME  / Saturday & Sunday: 8am-4pm / Monday: 2pm-10pm

Providing residential support services to veterans in the program.

  • Provides supportive counseling to veterans in need of crisis intervention and emergency services.
  • Monitors veterans in housekeeping maintenance and upkeep of the residence.
  • Provides transportation as required.
  • Participates as a team member in the maintenance and care of the facility and ensures the safety of the veterans in the program.
  • Upholds veteran confidentiality.
  • Assists in the administration of drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Documents service delivery and maintains accurate and timely clinical documentation.
  • Implements fire and life safety standards eg: fire drills and fire safety education
  • Attends In-Service presentations/staff meetings on a quarterly basis.
  • Distributes veteran mail as needed.
  • Executes all emergency procedures such as medical emergencies, crisis intervention, fire and/or smoke, police emergency, AED/ First Aid, etc. as per the Agency’s Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Documents any and all pertinent information in and reviews the Communication Log Book, Resident Sign-In Log, Medication Sign-In Log, Pass Authorization Log, and reporting any violations to the Program Coordinator.
  • E-mails every hour during the overnight shift to the agency overnight system.
  • Participates in supervision meetings with the Program Coordinator.
  • Conducts regular checks to ensure the safety and whereabouts of all veterans in the residence.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, and/or other supervisors.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in Mental Health or a related discipline; or Licensed R.N.; or two years of college plus two years of related work or life experience, or licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) plus two years of related mental health experience; or a High School diploma and four years of related mental health experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record.
  • Veterans preferred; and/or experience working with veterans preferred. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.  

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~We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply including Native American, people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people of all abilities, veterans and veteran spouses.~ 

Community Hope, Inc. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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