Employment At The County

Animal Attendant

Full time position or part time position

Job Description:

Bergen  County  Animal  Shelter  and  Adoption  Center  is  looking  for  full-time  and  part-time  animal attendants to be part of our shelter team. We are an open admission, municipal shelter adhering to a no-kill philosophy under the guidelines of the Asilomar Accords.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Primarily involved in the care, feeding, cleaning and grooming of animals.
  • Must be willing and able to be trained in the safe handling of potentially fractious animals.
  • Ability to clean and disinfect according to mandated disease control protocols for the animal's living quarters, food/water bowls and bedding.
  • Must possess the  ability to observe animals general health, diet, weight, appetite and behavior etc. for negative symptoms and  report findings to the  medical department.
  • Maintain security within the areas the animals are housed.
  • Must be able to deal courteously with co-workers and the public.
  • Must be able to keep simple records.
  • Perform related work as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Possess a valid NJ Driver's License.
  • Must be available at least one day each weekend.

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Animal Health Technician

Full time position

 

Job Description:

Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is looking for a full-time Animal Health Technician to become member of our medical team. We are an open admission municipal shelter adhering to a no-kill philosophy under the guidelines of the Asilomar Accords.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Renders treatment and administers medication to sick or injured animals as directed by the Veterinarian
  • Performs preliminary examinations of animals to determine symptoms of disease or injury and reports findings to the veterinarian
  • Assists the veterinarian with surgery including sterilizing instruments, securing supplies, handling surgical instruments and disinfecting and cleaning up operating area
  • Under the direction of the Veterinarian, humanely euthanize animals
  • Disinfects cages for the control and eradication of disease and infection

 

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of sixty (60) college credits including eighteen (18) credit hours in zoology, biology, animal husbandry or related fields at an accredited college or university
  • License in the State of New Jersey preferred
  • New Jersey Driver’s License

 

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Art Therapist

Full time position

 

Job Description:

The Art Therapist is a full time 40 hour per week staff position. The focus of the position is to plan and provide art therapy programs in order to conduct assessment and treatment to adolescents. It is based on the belief that that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression assist people to resolve conflicts and issues, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and achieve insight. The position interfaces with several programs within the agency.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assesses client needs or challenges, using drawing, painting, or other artistic processes.
  • Customizes art therapy programs for specific client populations, such as those in schools, outpatient programs, shelters and detention centers.
  • Develops and implement age appropriate individualized treatment plans that incorporate creative/expressive arts therapy and counseling and are consistent with overall treatment goals.
  • Attends and participates in varied staff and treatment team meetings.
  • Maintains proper clinical documentation in accordance to policies and procedures.
  • Assists as necessary for projects, reports and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Requisitions and maintains all art materials and equipment.

 

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Art Therapy or related field.
  • Experience working with adolescents.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under time deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to learn web based data systems
  • ATR Certification preferred

 

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Diesel Mechanic

Full time position

 

Requirements/Experience:

  • Air Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electrical System Diagnostics
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Must be able to troubleshoot fuel sytems
  • ASE Certified or willing to obtain
  • CDL Class B Tanker a plus
  • May be required to work second shift
  • Valid NJ Driver's License

 

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Greenskeeper

Full time position

 

Job Requirements:

  • Able to operate or be trained to operate golf course and general landscape maintenance equipment and hand tools
  • Duties include mowing turfgrass, raking sand traps, golf course set up, leaf removal, irrigation, planting, string trimming, tree pruning, and light equipment maintenance and painting
  • Knowledge of golf helpful
  • Able to work outside in various weather conditions
  • Works well with others and performs as a team member
  • Detail oriented
  • Take direction from supervisor to effectively accomplish tasks
  • Ability to follow safety precautions
  • Snow removal by shoveling and plowing

 

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Juvenile Detention Center

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and/or participate in various programs/activities with juveniles to stimulate interest in and cooperation with various social/education programs.
  • Supervision of juveniles in order to facilitate daily schedule.
  • Provide comprehensive reporting and data entry on all required forms and reports.
  • Utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the facility.
  • Ensure a safe and secure environment for juveniles and employees.
  • Model pro-social behavior and reinforces appropriate social interactions.

Requirements/Experience:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with at-risk populations and/or security preferred.
  • Computer literacy (MS Excel and Word).
  • Valid NJ Driver License.
  • Flexible schedule to accomodate weekdays, weekends and holidays.

 

Education Requirements:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree.

 

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Motor Vehicle Operator

Full time position

 

Job Description:

Transport Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons to medical appointments, food shopping and Senior Centers.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver Meals on Wheels

 

Skills:

  • CDL Class B with Passenger Endorsement preferred.

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Psychologist/Supervisor

 Full time position/Evening Hours Required

 

Job Description:

The Psychologist Supervisor position is a full time 40–hour per week clinical position.  The position’s focus is on providing supervision to staff and providing therapy/assessment services for at-risk youth with evidenced informed interventions and models of treatment.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise multidisciplinary team of clinicians including psychologists, social workers and other licensed or license-eligible clinicians.
  • Conduct weekly individual supervision and staff meetings
  • Provide assessments of at-risk youth and families.
  • Compose treatment / intervention plans consistent with evidence informed interventions.
  • Provide therapy for at-risk adolescents between the ages of 10 – 22 years of age using individual and group modalities. Population includes adolescents that have engaged in high risk behaviors including physical and sexual violence.
  • Complete required documentation, which includes electronic charting.
  • Attend required trainings.
  • Collect, analyze and report on relevant program statistics.
  • Collect and compose data and reports as required by grants and contracts.
  • Maintain an appropriate caseload of clients and provide other work related responsibilities as required.

 Job Requirements:

  • Doctorate degree in psychology, New Jersey Psychologist license.
  • Experience working with adolescents
  • Experience with Juvenile Justice and working with at-risk youth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy(MS Excel and Word)
  • Driver’s license.
  • Ability to work evenings

 

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Tree Maintenance Worker

 Full time position

 

Job Description:

Responsible for tree removal, trimming, and pruning, which may be required due to environmental, aesthetic, roadway obstruction, or other safety-related factors.

 

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cut away dead, obstructive, or excess branches from trees or shrubbery
  • Utilize chainsaws and hacksaws to safely cut down trees and tree limbs
  • Climb trees with safety devices or utilize buckets/lifts to properly cut down limbs and prune trees; remove branches away from power lines and reshape trees to aesthetically pleasing shapes
  • Remove debris and cart away large logs and limbs for disposal; and clear parks, facilities, and roads of tree branches, fallen trees, and other debris
  • May be required to water/fertilize trees, spray and treat diseased trees, and apply tar to cut surfaces to seal in moisture.

 

Skills:

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in tree maintenance work.
  • Experience with tree removal and use of cutting/pruning equipment preferred.

 

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us


Youth Group Worker

Full time position

 

Job Description:

The Youth Group Worker position is located within Bergen's Place, located within the Bergen County Youth Complex located in Teterboro, NJ. Bergen's Place is a state licensed residential crisis and homeless shelter for youth 11-17.The shelter provides 24- hour, safe, temporary housing to youth who have run away, are at-risk of or are currently homeless and who are experiencing crisis within their homes. Goals of the shelter program are to assist youth in building permanent connections with caring adults, and reunite with their families.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct supervision and care to youth residing in the shelter.
  • Assist in screening, evaluation and orientation of homeless youth.
  • Input client data into electronic recording systems.
  • Respond to crisis phone calls and walk-in youth seeking emergency shelter.
  • Engage youth in planning recreational activities and encourage youth participation.
  • Ensure safe and comfortable environment for residents and employees.
  • Model pro-social behavior and reinforce appropriate social interactions.

 

Schedule:

Full time (40 hours/week). Shift work required. Shifts may include evenings and weekends.

 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in mental health or related field.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Experience working with at-risk youth, preferably in a group/residential .etting preferred.
  • Computer literacy (MS Excel and Word)
  • Valid NJ driver's license.

 

Please send resume and employment application to: resume@co.bergen.nj.us