Job Description
job Code
#5258
Title
Mental Health Counselor
Date Posted
02/05/2018
Job Type
Temp
Job Location
Massachusetts
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Mental Health Counselor

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Shift: 3-11:30 pm
CPR for MA Required
Associate Degree Psychology Required (Masters preferred)

- Provides age-appropriate care to patients. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages for all age groups and applies developmental theories and concepts when planning and implementing care for patient
- Participates in specific patient care procedures under the direction of the RN. Independently communicates patient information and observations including behaviors promptly to the RN. Collaborates with the RN regarding patient progress and/or the identification and resolution of problems. Organizes patient care activities as required by patient or unit activity. Participates in initial substance use and behavioral health screening and subsequent formulation of behavior treatment plans. Independently and/or collaboratively able to screen for mental health and substance issues, and formulate and implement behavior treatment plans. Reviews plan with staff and patient - documents need for implementation in record. Provides a compassionate, safe milieu for behavioral health patients. Engages in milieu management and brief behavioral health intervention, such as empathetic listening, as needed. Documentation is complete, legible and accurate.
- Although primary responsibility will be the role of Mental health Counselor, at times will be asked to perform other duties related to patient care.
- Although primary responsibility will be the role of Mental health Counselor, at times will be asked to perform other duties related to patient care.