Behavioral Health Counselor (Veteran Transitional Housing)

Community Hope, Inc. Lyons, NJ $16.50 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!

~Hope for Veterans Program~

3 Weeks Paid-Time Off!, Birthday Holiday PLUS MORE!

To ensure the safety of people we serve and our workforce, we require employee’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Unvaccinated employees must participate in COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week accordance with State and Federal regulations.

Available Shifts:

  • FULL TIME / Monday - Friday: 3pm - 11pm
  • FULL FIME / Overnight Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10pm-8am
  • PART TIME / Saturday & Sunday: 3pm-11pm
  • PART TIME / Overnight Saturday & Sunday: 11pm-7am
  • Per-diem (to cover shifts as needed)


  • Provides supportive counseling for veterans in need of crisis intervention and emergency services.
  • Monitors veterans in housekeeping maintenance and upkeep of the residence.
  • Provides transportation in agency vehicle, as required.
  • Participates as a team member in the maintenance and care of the facility and ensures safety of the veterans in the program.
  • Assists in the administration of drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Documents service delivery and maintains accurate and timely clinical documentation.
  • Submits maintenance work orders to the house manager/administrative assistant.
  • 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.
  • Functions as a team member: covering shifts, communicating all relevant information to other team members, covering co-workers duties as needed.
  • Conducts regular checks to ensure the safety and whereabouts of all veterans in the residence.


  • Bachelor’s degree 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, but not required. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.  

 VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Request Priority Protected Veteran Referral. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Contact.

~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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