Jespy House Inc
  • South Orange, NJ, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Vision, Dental, 401K, Life Ins.

The Direct Support Overnight Counselor has the responsibility for client support in evening through morning, as well as, clerical support.



  • Responsible for ensuring the health and safety of residents throughout the night


  • Support clients through their evening and morning routine and help support resident's transition to begin their day


  • Clerical office duties


  • Maintain safe and therapeutic environment and routines


Essential Functions

  • Issuing and supervision of evening and morning medication                                                                                          
  • Securing all doors/windows and arming /disarming alarm system                                                                                                    
  • Assisting clients with problems as they arise; crisis intervention                                                                                                    
  • Supervising clients daily morning routine (I.e. managing time for work preparation, appropriate dress, proper hygiene, etc.)                                                                                
  • Daily entries in House Log                                        
  • Seeks supervision when unable to make decisions
  • Clerical office duties                              
  • Cooperates with the licensee or DDD staff in any inspection or investigation                    
  • Must check email and voicemail on a daily basis                                                                                
  • Other responsibilities as assigned



  • Work Ethic
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Judgment
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Communications.
  • Confidentiality
  • Listening Skills
  • Awareness.
  • Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships
  • Supporting Good Health & Safety


Commitment to Core Value

  • Adhere strictly to HIPAA requirements and all agency confidentiality guidelines.
  • Establish positive, balanced relationships with clients, as demonstrated by:
    • treatment of individuals with respect and dignity and in an age and culturally appropriate manner;
    • a commitment towards the individual's rights and responsibilities; and
    • establishment of clear boundaries that allow for productive interactions.


  • Provide overnight support coverage from 10 pm to 9 AM Sunday night thru Friday morning and 10 PM to 10 AM Friday night thru Sunday morning          
  • Checks the facility as per security schedule and documents the attendance/activity of the clients.                                                                                                 
  • Lock and secure all doors and windows in the house and turn off all lights in the residential offices                                                  
  • Reports to House Manager and/or Shared Housing Supervisor


Other Responsibilities

  • Other responsibilities that may arise within the job scope


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Educational Requirements

  • Shall be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent  

Work Experience Requirement

  • 2 years' experience with people with developmental disabilities preferred



  • Excellent communication skills and ability to foster community partnerships and relationships with people across a spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and respond quickly to crises and emergencies; ability to prevent or minimize crises.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Computer skills required
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel preferred


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Third Shift

Special Working Conditions/Physical/Requirements Working Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Valid driving license is required
  • Must hold a high school diploma
  • Valid New Jersey driver's license is required
  • Must hold CPR/First Aid Valid Certification
  • Successful clearance of NJ background check
  • Successful clearance of Drug Screening
  • Has fulfilled the necessary training requirements and is in good standing in order to bill Medicaid for Support and Community Care Waiver (CCW) Services and CDS




Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.


  • Shall be able to walk up three flights of stairs and be capable of providing any direct assistance required by people with whom she/he is working
  • Shall have the ability to communicate with the individuals she/he is working



Direct Reports




Salary commensurate with experience




This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.


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