Wellness Respite Associate (Temporary)

Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSPNJ), a peer led not-for-profit organization, seeks Wellness Respite Associate for a temporary assignment (3 to 6 months) for a hospital diversion program based in Haledon, NJ. The position is temporary for up to 6 months for 40 hours per week. Excellent Benefits offered including health, vision, dental, paid time off. Responsiblities: Under the direction of the Program Manager 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 related field and 1 year relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Excellent written and verbal skills, strong assessment skills and organizational skills are required. Ability to manage crisis; strong computer skills; valid NJ drivers' license required. Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation model preferred. Position is eligible for benefits. Individuals working through their own recovery are strongly encouraged to apply.
Agency Core Values
Relationships as the means for growth and connection
People's potential and their ability to grow and change
Self-sufficiency through interdependence
The dignity and diversity of each individual
Choices and the responsibility of choices
Inclusive communities that promote a sense of belonging
Innovation as a challenge to the status quo
Role Competencies
Accountability and Dependability: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.
Acting with Empathy and Compassion: Demonstrates empathy and compassion in difficult or complex situations.
Attention to Detail: Recognizes less obvious information
Client Focus: Maintains client contact
Concern for Safety: Advanced: Demonstrates advanced knowledge and ability, and can apply the competency in new or complex situations. Guides other professionals.
Creativity and Innovation: Acknowledges that new approaches can be used
Diversity and Inclusion: Basic: Demonstrates basic knowledge and ability and, with guidance, can apply the competency in common situations that present limited difficulties.
Embracing Diversity: Values individual differences and invites participation while working with others.
Ensuring Accountability: Delivers own work in keeping with commitments to others
Fostering Communication: Fosters two-way communication
Managing Resources: Uses resources effectively
Quality Focus: Exceeds quality standards set by organization
Teamwork: Proactively assists and involves others
Using Information Technology: Uses standard IT applications in common situations.

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