Mental Health Counselor

New London, CT
Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Carries Out Therapeutic Interventions With Psychiatric Patients In The Context Of A Group Or Unit Milieu; Co-Leads Treatment Groups, Observes The Condition Of The Patient And Communicates With The Team On An Ongoing Basis Concerning The Patient's Progress Toward Prescribed Treatment Goals And Reports Any Unusual Situation Or Incidents Observed. Works Under The Direct Supervision Of A Registered Nurse.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Demonstrates An Ability To Establish And Maintain Meaningful Therapeutic Relationships With Patients And Maintains A Non-Judgmental Attitude.
  • 2. Effectively Manages Crisis Situations/Routine Treatment Interactions With Due Respect For Patient Rights, Legal/Ethical Obligations And The Therapeutic Goals Of Any Interventions Used.
  • 3. Assists Patients With Activities Of Daily Living (Adl)As Identified In The Treatment Plan.
  • 4. Demonstrates The Ability To Give And Receive Constructive Feedback.
  • 5. Takes And Records Vital Signs, Weights, And All Other Bio Needs Identified On The Treatment Plan/Adl Board, Notifies Rn Of Any Abnormal Findings
  • 6. Documents Patient Response To Interventions, Progress Toward Goal, And Patient/Family Education At Regular Intervals In Compliance With Policy.
  • 7. Models Appropriate Behavior And Intervene In A Manner That Leads To More Adaptive Behavior And Therapeutically Manages The Melieu.
  • 8. Demonstrates An Understanding Of Group Dynamics And Effectively Leads Community Meeting, Psychoeducational Treatment Groups, Transition Group, Orientation Group Patient Activity Groups And Wrap-Up.
  • 9. Participates In Unit Cqi And Chart Qa.
  • 10. Meets Performance Expectations For Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, And Staff And Self Development As Outlined In Performance Review.
  • 11. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Directed To Ensure Smooth Operation Of The Department/Unit.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Bachelor's Degree In Psychology Or Related Field Required. Will Consider Other Degrees With A Minimum Of Four Years Of Directly Related Experience.


EXPERIENCE


Not Applicable


LICENSURE


Not Applicable


SPECIAL SKILLS


Not Applicable


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Job Info

Job: 13927

Department: Psych Inpatient
Category: CLINICAL-OTHER
Sub Category: GENERAL CLERICAL
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: N
Hours: 24

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