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Mental Health Counselor FT - Peabody, MA

Company: Walden Behavioral Care
Location: Peabody
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Mental Health Counselor - Peabody, MAJob SummaryThe Mental Health Counselor provides direct patient care to adolescents and adults under the supervision of clinical staff and Program Director.Shift: Full Time- Days/EveningsPrimary responsibilities include:Provide a safe and therapeutic milieu by monitoring patients (adults and adolescents) and redirecting behaviors.Assist patients through the admission process, required paperwork, and orientating new patients to the clinic.Establish therapeutic relationships with patientsProvide patient care within Walden policies, philosophies, and objectives.Provide patient check-ins and respond to patients in crisis to ensure patient and clinic safety.Observe patients and accurately and thoroughly document attendance and observations via daily notes.Supervise breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and provide re-direction to patients, as needed.Participate in community meetings, group therapies, treatment team and staff meetings.Facilitate group therapy sessions, including but not limited to CBT, DBT, Media Literacy, etc.Communicate appropriately and effectively with patients treatment teams and via treatment team meetings to ensure the highest quality of patient care.Conducting patient vital signs and weigh-ins.Support Office Manager with administrative/filing duties.Education:Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or related fieldExperience:One year experience working with a psychiatric patient population preferred.Eating Disorder knowledge and/or experience preferred.Licensure/Certification:CPR, requiredKnowledge:Must possess knowledge of psychiatric group process, therapeutic relationships processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors.Required competencies:Strong organizational and communication skillsAttention to detail and ability to prioritize independentlyAbility to multi-task in a changing and fast paced mental health environmentAbility to work in a highly collaborate, team environmentAbility to communicate verbally and in writing.Supervision Received:Reports to Program DirectorEnvironmental Conditions:General medical office environment/virtual platformPhysical Requirements:Physical agility to manage patients in crisis. Push, pull and lift 10 to 75 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping.Job Classification:Non-ExemptBenefits:Competitive compensationComprehensive Benefits Package (Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage)Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent coverageTuition reimbursementPaid time offUnparalleled mentoring in supportMany more!About Walden Behavioral Care. Walden Behavioral Care is a rapidly-growing, national mental healthcare system specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and mental health conditions. We are one of the only organizations in the country to welcome individuals of all ages and all genders at all levels of care. Since 2003, we have helped more than 20,000 individuals progress in their path to healing. With 15 locations and more than 450 dedicated care professionals across Connecticut, Massachusetts and in Georgia, we are committed to changing lives, one person at a time. Using evidence-based treatment, proven to support long-term recovery, we are passionate about providing all individuals with the specialized care they need and deserve.At Walden we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, where we celebrate our employees, our patients and the communities we work with. In recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions only you can bring in terms of your education, culture, opinions, experience and background. Join us and find out how you can make a difference today.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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