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Milieu Counselor

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Location: -CHA Cambridge Hospital -Work Days: -8 hour shifts with every other weekend and rotating holidays - -Category: -Human and Social Services - -Department: -Psych CH Cahill 4 Adult Nursing - -Job Type: Full time - -Work Shift: Day / Evening -Hours/Week: 40.00 -Union: Yes -Union Name: CH Laborers 380
Department Summary -Cahill 4 is an adult Psychiatric locked unit. There are 18 beds available on this inpatient unit of which we see various types of psychiatric illnesses such as Schizophrenia bi-polar and affective disorders, Personality disorders, Dual-diagnosis, Adjustment disorder, Psychosis, and use DBT/CBT Group Therapy. According to DMH we have a lower than average restraint rate, use sensory approach to de-escalating patients, and all staff are educated in trauma informed care which provides each patient with individualized care.Job PurposeThe Milieu Counselor is a member of the multidisciplinary team who, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, is responsible for a safe and structured service as well as attending to the individual needs of patients in crisis, in an inpatient psychiatric setting. The Milieu Counselor performs safety checks, is assigned groups, interacts 1:1 with patients as needed, and is able to de-escalate aggressive patients.Qualifications
High School Diploma Required; B.A., B.S. or M.A. preferred, or equivalent years of human services experience.Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross is required.All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.
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In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
- Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.
At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge , Milieu Counselor, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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