Counselor – For KEEPS program

Counselor - For KEEPS program

Job Overview

Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s For KEEPS program (Kids Embraced and Empowered through Psychological Services) is a short-term acute partial-hospitalization state-of-the-art unit. This program is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Established for fifteen years, the For KEEPS program has been recommended to “be a model for children’s partial hospital programs statewide”.

The Counselor at our For KEEPS program will provide direct care and management to the children at the center ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment.

This includes:

  • Conducting daily group sessions that address the specific treatment issues of each child
  • Integrating clinical goals into day-to-day program activities
  • Providing support to the education services component relative to classroom instruction
  • Completing all patient documentation at the end of every day
  • Actively providing input into the multidisciplinary team process
  • Demonstrating and maintaining proficiency in the Handle with Care behavior management system
  • Following a vehicle schedule to transport the children to and from program.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a social science required, i.e. Psychology, Sociology
  • Previous experience in children’s mental health services is strongly preferred
  • Genuine interest and respect in working with at-risk youth

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