Mental Health Counselor

Location: Salem, MA
Job ID: 159666-1A
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2020
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services.   Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.

 

About the Job

We are a 24/7 facility that works as a team to lead encouraging groups, connect clients with medication evaluations, and follow through with aftercare plans. Our Crisis Stabilization Unit is an 8 bed unit offering short-term residential stabilization services for individuals with psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders. Individuals are accepted on a voluntary basis. The average length of stay for the program is three to five calendar days. The Mental Health Counselor is a member of the treatment team who works collaboratively to ensure a safe, therapeutic treatment environment. The ideal candidate is energetic, nonjudgmental, works well in teams and is driven to help patients and families in a time of need.                                                             

Responsibilities;

  • Assists in the admitting, discharging and transferring process ensuring that patient safety is addressed, monitor patient valuables during body and belonging search and enter proper data into computer.
  • Provide supportive, respectful, non-judgmental care to adult clients and assist them in meeting goals identified in treatment plans.
  • Assists with Case Management duties, which include one on one client contact each shift, team meetings, collaboration with other service providers and follow up with referral sources.
  • Acts as liaison to all inpatient facilities, case managers, psychiatrists, therapists, clinicians, referred agencies, and families to maintain communications for staff and clients.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings, assists with development of care plans and report any issue for shift directly to the Nurse.
  • Records and reports all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient’s safety status to the Nurse.
  • Demonstrates a positive demeanor that allows for respectful and courteous interaction with all external and internal customers.
  • Work as a team player delivering effective care to clients and promoting continuous harmonious working relationships.
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with others with ability to adapt to changes in the workplace.

Qualifications;

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop a therapeutic relationship while maintaining professional boundaries

 

Part Time Schedule - 24 hours (Nights)

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.