May 20, 2024

Adolescent & Young Adult Mental Health Initiatives Clinician

Full Time
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ
Florham Park, NJ

Job Summary:

The Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health Initiatives Clinician provides client-driven services in a timely, prompt manner within the agency practice setting, on-site at the Hillels of Greater MetroWest (GMW) six campuses, as well as GMW locations utilized by Teen Initiatives programs. This includes Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Seton Hall University, Kean University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutgers Newark, and within the Greater MetroWest community, as needed.

Hillel GMW’s mission is to create a strong and welcoming Jewish community on campus, to facilitate meaningful experiences for students, to foster Jewish education and awareness, and to help develop and grow students’ Jewish identities, their connection to Israel, and their relationship with the world.

The Jewish Federation’s GMW’s Teen Initiatives Programs help teens develop leadership skills, learn with their Israeli peers, and discover the importance of tikkun olam, tzedakah, and philanthropy. These unique programs help teens develop the skills, knowledge, and experience to make a real impact on our world, both today and far into the future. This clinician will provide direct services, including assessments, training and consultations, mental health support programming, and may carry responsibilities for specialized services and duties as assigned by their supervisors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide wellness assessments for GMW Hillel and Jewish Federation Teen Initiative programs to evaluate strengths and opportunities for improvement with respect to mental health, wellness, resiliency, and self-care for adolescents and young adults.
  • Provide trainings and consultations for Hillel and Federation teen staff members on mental health during normative periods as well as during periods of crisis.
  • Organize and implement wellness activities into already scheduled Hillel programs to alleviate anxiety and stress and to promote wellbeing and self-care.
  • Provide workshops to teens and parents on mental health and wellness topics.
  • Provide individual weekly support sessions to college students.
  • Provide weekly support groups for college students.
  • Responsible for up-to-date record keeping and report writing, as needed.
  • Collaborate with supervisor, and Director of Clinical Services if needed, regarding clinical needs of clients.
  • Self-evaluate professional progress in skill development, reflective abilities, and growth objectives annually with supervisor.
  • Responsible for practicing in accordance with the agency policies and procedures and the NASW code of ethics.
  • Contributes ideas and suggestion to Agency policies, practices, procedures, and programs; may serve as staff representative liaison with interdepartmental and Agency Board Committees.
  • Maintains active involvement in the social welfare policy as related to primary area of service responsibility, participates in professional seminars, conferences, workshops, etc., to increase professional knowledge; incorporates new developments into practice whenever appropriate; may prepare written material for publication for own professional development, contribution to the field and enhancement of agency image, programs, or related services.
  • Responsible for interpreting the Agency’s services to community groups, synagogues, organizations, and others.


  • Degree from an accredited Mental Health Master’s Program (Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage, and Family Therapy)
  • New Jersey Clinical License – LCSW, LPC, LMFT OR LSW, LAC with 2-3 years’ experience working with adolescents or college aged students.
  • Practical understanding and familiarity with and sensitivity to Jewish identity and community (including its religious, ethical, cultural, and social values).
  • A passion for Judaism, and the belief that our work isn’t done until all Jewish students have the chance to connect to Jewish life on campus.
  • Ability to form therapeutic relationship with clients and positive collegial relationships.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to apply new learning to the practice environment.
  • Ability to organize and manage workload, independently.

Salary: $57,000-$70,000

Olivia Gaudioso
[email protected]
(973) 637-1727