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Behavioral Health Counselor

Company: Arms Acres
Location: Carmel
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Arms Acres is looking for highly motivated Milieu Counselors to join our team in Carmel, NY. The Milieu Counselor functions under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor, Clinical Manager and/or Program Director. In this role, you will facilitate communication with all patients and assists in maximizing program participants.Shift is 4:00pm - 12:30am! Full time, part time and per diem opportunities available!ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain a therapeutic environment
    • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships with patients' visitors and other facility personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient information
      • Observe patient's behavior and record observation either in chart and/or communication log, reports and follows direction of immediate supervisor in the event of crisis or emergency situation
        • Communicate during shift change meeting, including but not limited to, room check and successful hand off of unit
          • Conduct room checks in all patient rooms as required throughout shift and document(s) appropriately
            • Verify appropriate headcount and room conditions
              • Coordinate, set up and complete the admission process, if needed, including but not limited to, searches and orientation to unit
                • Conduct spirituality and all other assigned lectures and groups
                  • Is available for crisis intervention/emergency back-up as needed
                    • Attend meals with unit, monitors line, remains with the patients during the assigned meal period
                      • Attend in-service education programs as assigned to learn new treatments and procedures and develop skills
                        • Assist facility personnel in patient care, patient intervention, family intervention, safety, fire, disaster and other areas necessary to maintain a safe environment and acts as fire marshall when required
                          • Adhere to facility policy for emergency situations
                            • Assist with fitness as requested
                              • Provide support services for case manager, including but not limited to, phone calls, escorts
                                • Utilize and maintain radios appropriately
                                  • Participates in Performance Improvement Initiatives
                                    • Other duties as requiredQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
                                      • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
                                        • Experience in human services or healthcare field, with direct patient care experience
                                          • Knowledge and understanding of alcoholism and addiction preferredWe offer competitive wages and benefits in a supportive working environment.Background checks, pre-employment & drug screenings requiredEOE AA M/F/Vet/DisabilityIND2018HP

Keywords: Arms Acres, Danbury , Behavioral Health Counselor, Healthcare , Carmel, Connecticut

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