Community Residence Counselor - 32hrs - Klarman - Belmont - job 854005

McLean Hospital(MCL)

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Belmont, Massachusetts

Employment type: Part-time

Community Residence Counselor - 32hrs - Klarman

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McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.

The CRC provides direct patient care and participates in therapeutic milieu within the scope of defined practice.

  • partnership with our office of public affairs and the events and activities theyProvides direct patient care through group and individual counseling in accordance with current treatment plan.
    • Clear, concise, and timely documentation; encounter forms and shift notes.

    • Establishes relationships with patients that are helpful and maintains professional boundaries.
    • Participates in patient rounds or teams per program guidelines.

    • Completes assigned patient care tasks per program guidelines.

    • Intervenes in managing complex patient situations.

    • Remains awake and alert at all times while on the job.

  • Works effectively to manage the therapeutic milieu.
    • Participates in leading and co-leading patient groups.

    • Provides and supervises community activities according to needs. This may include transporting patients to and from activities in hospital vehicles.
    • Provides patients with direction and supervision as needed.

    • Follows established program policies, procedures, and protocols.

    • Assumes leadership when functioning in charge counselor position by delegating duties and providing supervision when needed.

    • Communicates information regarding patient milieu/therapeutic environment to appropriate staff in a timely manner.

  • Supervises patients in taking medication as prescribed.
    • Follows all program and hospital wide policies and procedures.

    • Reports and documents missed doses to appropriate staff.

    • Communicates observations related to medication side effects and desired effects to appropriate medical staff in a timely manner.

    • Supports nursing staff in assisting patient in acquiring skills to successfully self-medicate.

  • Assists patients in their activities of daily living.
    • Identifies patient’s strengths and deficits related to ADL’s and initiates and implements interventions to meet these needs.

    • Assesses sleep patterns and assists patients to develop more appropriate sleep cycles notifying clinical team as necessary.

    • Assists patients in maintaining and keeping various appointments.

  • Maintains a commitment to professional growth and competency through the post-baccalaureate fellowship program.
    • Completes mandatory in-service requirements.

    • Identifies areas of strengths and areas needing improvement with supervisor.

    • Maintains competency for treating age specific patient populations.

    • Uses supervision effectively to enhance professional growth and development.

    • Attends and participates in rounds and case conferences when appropriate.

    • Attends initial orientation as well as monthly training seminars and supervision.

    • Participates in and provides service to McLean and/or the community at large via a help coordinate.

    • All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

  • Education; High School Diploma or GED Required, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

  • Experience; No experience required. One-year patient care or related experience preferred, preferably in a psychiatric setting.

  • License; Driver's license (MA, CT, NH, NY, RI, VT) preferred (varies by program), and ability to satisfactorily meet hospital driving standards

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of the clinical care treatment team

  • All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes

  • Medication Administration Program Certification - Applicants who are not currently MAP certified will have a specified time period from the date of hire, to successfully complete a McLean sponsored MAP certification program. Successful passing of the Medication Administration Certification is a requirement of the job.
  • Required to complete electronic medical records training and demonstrate 80% accuracy on competency test within 30 days of hire.
  • All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.

  • Employees are expected to remain awake and alert at all times on all shifts.

  • Works in a residential psychiatric care setting with patients who may be experiencing a wide range of psychiatric conditions.
  • Required to work rotating schedule including weekends, holidays and occasional nights.
  • Moderate amount of walking.
  • Physical ability for participation in patient activities.
  • Must be able to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • CPI: Must be capable of assisting in restraining potentially resistive patients on units where that applies.

  • Where MAP is required Color Blind Testing is a condition of employment for employees hired after 5/24/2019

  • All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Primary Location
MA-Belmont-MCL McLean Hospital Main Campus
Work Locations
MCL McLean Hospital Main Campus 115 Mill Street Belmont 02478
Mental Health Worker
McLean Hospital(MCL)
Standard Hours
Employee Status
Recruiting Department
MCL Eating Disorders
Job Posting
Jun 10, 2021

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