Hackensack Meridian Health

Residential Therapist -(Full Time, Part Time and Per Diem Available All Locations)

Job Locations US-NJ-Belle Mead
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(8/10/2022 12:27 PM)
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Social Worker


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers, at-home care capabilities, and behavioral health, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.


A Residential Therapist

  • Provides clinical and therapeutic services to East Mountain Youth Lodge residents and their families.
  • Leads parent training and family groups. 
  • Will have opportunities for both independent and team-based clinical work.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Master's degree in social work or counseling
  • Minimum of 5 years of post MSW and/or Masters of Counseling experience.
  • Proficiency with policy review and program planning.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities.
  • Trained in individual and group psychotherapy techniques.
  • Knowledge of psychopathology and differential diagnosis and treatment techniques.

Licenses and Certifications: 

  • New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
  • National Association of Social Workers Supervisor Cert.


* Weekly supervision is provided for full licensure


* Hiring both Licensed and unlicensed New Jersey Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)


Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic’s East Mountain Youth Lodge  is a premier youth residential program that provides a continuum of out of home residential treatment services for adolescents between the ages of 13-18. We provide 24 hour clinical, therapeutic treatment for emotional, behavioral, psychiatric and substance abuse difficulties based on the resident strengths and needs.


A Residential Therapist :

  • Completes relevant social assessment
  • Provides individual, group and family therapy for residents of the East Mountain Youth Lodge.
  • Acts as liaison to school therapists regarding coordination of clinical care.
  • Works closely with Residential Counselors/Technicians to develop treatment goals and strategies for assigned residents.
  •  In conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor, writes treatment plans in accordance with licensing standards.
  •  Writes joint care reviews and strength and needs assessments according to requirements.
  •  Maintains up-to-date, accurate written record of all client and collateral contact.
  •  Works closely with residential psychiatrist to manage medication, obtains informed consent from client and parents, and ensures that all releases and clinical documentation is completed and in order.
  •  Arranges all family contact and furloughs and documents this weekly in communication/pass books.
  •  Writes discharge summaries, letters, contracts and any other clinical documentation required.
  •  Develops a comprehensive after care recommendation.
  •  Works professionally and cooperatively with all hospital staff and programs.
  •  Maintains contact with sending districts, Child Study Teams, private therapists and agencies.


This position is Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Occasional evening may be neccessary for family


Inquire about our retention bonus opportunities.


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