Outpatient Child Psych Counselor

New Haven, CT
Feb 24, 2021

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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.

Working collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, the Outpatient Psychiatric Counselor works collaboratively with the licensed staff on the ongoing development of the milieu and activities that promote quality patient outcomes. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Assists staff in maintaining a therapeutic milieu/environment to ensure the care and treatment of patients.
    • 1.1 Acts as a co-facilitator in select therapeutic groups.
  • 2. Provides individualized patient care to insure the safety and dignity of the patient.
    • 2.1 Collaborates with members of multidisciplinary team offering suggestions and recommendations on addressing patient/family needs.
  • 3. Participates in program activities that promote a cohesive staff group.
    • 3.1 Participates in interdisciplinary staff meetings and if unable to attend, reads and signs minutes.
  • 4. Meets Departmental Goals
    • 4.1 Collaborates with all staff to help achieve annual Departmental Goals

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Associates degree in Psychology or related field, Bachelors Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum of one (1) year prior experience, two (2) years prior experience preferred, in Psychology and/or another related human services field, working with specialized populations such as adults, adolescents and/or children with psychiatric and behavioral health diagnoses.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team to communicate and effectively deal with complex effectively charged situations and possess group facilitation and crisis management skills.

 

Additional Information

Minimum of one (1) year prior experience, two (2) years prior experience preferred, in Psychology and/or another related human services field, working with specialized populations such as adults, adolescents and/or children with psychiatric and behavioral health diagnoses.

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Job Info

Job: 24142

Department: Childrens Psych IOP
Category: BEHAV HLT/SOC WORK
Sub Category: CLINICAL TECH
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 24

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