Walden Behavioral Care Waltham, MA, USA
Jul 15, 2018Full time
Job Description About Us Walden Behavioral Care provides hope and positive change for nearly 250 patients daily, through innovative eating disorder and psychiatric treatment, a world-class team and a shared dedication to lasting recovery. We provide one of the nation's only full systems of care for eating disorders, with inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment in 14 locations throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia. Since 2003, we've treated more than 17,000 individuals and families - with countless stories of hope and inspiration. And we continue to expand, opening six new locations in the past year alone. For all employees, it's a rare opportunity to directly impact thousands of lives - and accelerate your career through unmatched experience and training opportunities. Visit for more information. Job Summary The Mental Health Counselor provides direct resident care under the supervision of clinical staff. Our Program is a 24hour level of care facility. Shifts/hours: 32h week Day/Evening. Availability to work Days/Eves and Weekend Rotation, required 7:00am to 3:30pm 3:00pm to 11:30pm Weekend Rotation availability needed Primary responsibilities include: Provide a safe and therapeutic milieu by monitoring residents and redirecting behaviors. Assist residents through the admission process, including bag searches, required paperwork, and orientating new patients to the unit. Establish therapeutic relationships with residents and providing resident care within Walden policies, philosophies, and objectives. Observe residents and accurately and thoroughly document daily resident notes. Supervise breakfast, lunch and snacks and provide re-direction to residents, as needed. Precise preparation of adolescent snacks and meals. Provide supervision and guidance in preparation of adult resident meals. Participate in community meetings, group therapies, education and social activities on the unit. Help facilitate group therapy session, including but not limited to DBT, CBT, Body Image, etc. Communicate appropriately and effectively with residents treatment teams to ensure the highest quality of resident care. Conduct daily resident weigh-ins. Complete call assignments as designated by clinical staff. Qualifications Education: High School diploma required, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or related field preferred Licensure/Certification: Current CPR Certification Knowledge: 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 skills Attention to detail and ability to prioritize independently Ability to multi-task in a changing and fast paced mental health environment Ability to work in a highly collaborate, team environment Ability to communicate verbally and in writing Supervision Received: Program Director, Clinical Supervisor, or designee Environmental Conditions: General hospital environment At Walden Behavioral Care we offer access to a generous benefit package starting at 24 hours per week, including tuition reimbursement and opportunities for professional development. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Mental Health Counselor will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested.