Collaborative Support Programs of NJ (CSPNJ), a peer led not-for-profit organization, has an opening for Enhanced Support Worker based in Paterson, NJ. The Enhanced Support Worker provides supportive services to individuals geared toward enabling residents to live independently and work toward realizing their full potential. Promotes agency values through day to day interactions that support a Wellness and Recovery community culture within the home. Position is part-time 20 hours per week // Sat & Sun 8a - 4p and Wednesday 10a - 2p with some flexibility. The Enhanced Support Worker is a dynamic position incorporating elements of several roles, including case manager, social worker, skills teacher, and residential specialist. Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation model preferred. Individuals working through their own recovery are strongly encouraged to apply.
1) Works collaboratively with persons served, recently released from the psychiatric hospital, to develop and enhance living skills necessary for full community participation.
2) Model and teach living skills and assist individuals in setting and achieving personal recovery and wellness goals.
3) Must have good listening and motivational skills to effectively engage persons served and create a positive sense of community in shared housing.
Bachelors in Social Work or related field and 1 year experience OR equivalent.
Excellent written, verbal and computer skills.
Strong assessment and organizational skills.
Ability to manage crisis.
Valid drivers’ license and acceptable driving record.