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Beth Israel Lahey Health Mental Health Counselor - Community Crisis Stabilization Unit in Lawrence, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

32

Work Shift:

Evening (United States of America)

Mental Health Counselor located at the Lawrence Community Crisis Stabilization

Job Description:

  • Sign on bonus up to $3000 (prorated for part-time)

  • Day 1 Benefits

  • Schedule: 32-hrs, 3PM-11PM

The Mental Health Counselor is a member of the treatment team who works collaboratively to ensure a safe, therapeutic treatment environment. They assist 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. They provide supportive, respectful, non-judgmental care to adult clients and assist them in meeting goals identified in treatment plans.

The Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS) Unit is a 24/7 facility that works as a team to lead encouraging groups, connect clients with medication evaluations, and follow through with aftercare plans. The CCS offers short-term residential stabilization services for individuals with psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders. Individuals are accepted on a voluntary basis and the average length of stay for the program is three to five calendar days.

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.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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