Specialist – LifeSet Program

Summary of Position: Provides individual services to 8-10 young adults in the home and community setting to assist the young adult with transition to adulthood, meeting a minimum of one time per week face to face with the young person and providing additional support via phone, text or in person as needed. When indicated, a Specialist may see a young person daily to ensure safety and stability. The small caseload allows the Specialist to be more intensive and intentional in the work with young people. The work schedule is flexible to meet the needs of the program and youth served and requires independence, and a high amount of travel across four service counties.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social services with one-year related experience in counseling and or case management or other related experience is required.
  • Master’s degree in field of social work, psychology or related field preferred.
  • Candidates should also possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail, the ability to maintain a flexible schedule, the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Valid NJ Driver’s License, with access to a personal vehicle
  • High level of travel across three service counties.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates ability to work towards the accomplishment of departmental/agency goals;
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality in the daily operations of the department/agency; immediately reports to management breaches of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; completes all required documentation accurately and within the established timeframes;
  • Demonstrates ability to accurately and on a timely basis complete all tasks/documentation required by the agency’s data collection system;
  • Demonstrates ability to assist in de-escalating heightened situations that do not require emergency intervention (screening or police)
  • Participates in an on-call rotation and is expected to respond in person at any time when it is determined to be necessary by the Supervisor, LifeSet Model Expert and Program Director.
  • Attends weekly individual development, clinical supervision and consultation meetings lead by a licensed professional who is an expert in the LifeSet model.
  • Demonstrates skill in various methods and forms of engagement.
  • Utilize the LifeSet online portal which contains evidence-based and best practices to inform case conceptualization and service planning.
  • To adhere to all ethical and legal guidelines, including confidentiality and mandated reporting. Specialists are a part of a national network across multiple public and private organizations all striving to enhance the standard of care for older youth.
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize the PBHG electronic record to document assessments, progress notes, service/treatment plans within 24 hours of all contacts and/or within policy guidelines
  • Attend all meetings related to the young adult with the purpose of gathering information specific to intervention development and advocating in the best interest of the young adult’s permanency and long-term stability.
  • Responsible for all interventions associated with a specific young adult and any additional resources or supports. This includes case management and collaboration with external key stakeholders and referral sources, such as probation, child welfare workers, therapists etc.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in planning for, communicating, and documenting discharge/aftercare/transition plans for youth and families which involve community advocacy and referral linkages.
  • Participates in required, or relevant trainings, including e-learning, agency offerings, state offerings and external programs, as appropriate.

Apply to: jobs@preferredbehavioral.org