Title: Crisis Intervention Specialist
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Schedule: 20 hours // Saturday and Sunday (7:30a - 6pm)
Type: Part-time / Weekend
Salary: Hourly rate is based on on Highest degree completed and ranges from 15.63 - 18.03 per hour.
Number of vacancies: 1
Wellness Respite Program: This program provides an alternative to hospitalization for individuals with psychiatric disabilities who are in crisis. During their stay, guest will work on a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and be linked to services and resources within their community. Guest stay a max of 10 days.
The Crisis Intervention Specialist works under the direction of the Program Manager and will provide supportive services geared toward facilitating the center guests’ successful stay, learning crisis coping skills and working toward realizing their full potential. Work as part of a team, to provide services consistent with agency’s mission, vision, values, Psychiatric Rehabilitation principles and the concept of wellness and recovery.
Qualifications: Bachelors in behavioral health discipline -OR- combination of education and relevant work experience that is equivalent. Excellent written and verbal skills, strong assessment skills and organizational skills are required. Ability to manage crisis; strong computer skills; valid NJ drivers’ license with acceptable driving record is required. Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation model preferred.
Mission Statement: Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSPNJ) is a peer led not-for-profit organization. CSPNJ provides flexible community-based services that promote responsibility, recovery, and wellness through the provision of wellness centers, supportive and respite housing, human rights advocacy, and educational and innovative programs.
CSPNJ is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented applicants.
Lived Experience: CSPNJ prioritizes hiring people who have been trained to use their own life experience dealing with mental health or substance use challenges to inspire and support others.