Milieu Counselor - Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatry
Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Posted on: August 4, 2022
In partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts we will be
expanding inpatient psychiatric care in the region, by adding 42
new child, adolescent and specialized autism spectrum /
neurodevelopmental beds at our Somerville Campus. The new CHA
Center of Excellence for Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental
Health Care at Somerville will provide a transformative continuum
of patient and family-centered care for diverse youth with mental
health needs. CHA recently achieved a milestone with our psychiatry
expansion, admitting the first patients to our new Neuropsychiatry
inpatient unit. This innovative service is for children 3-17 with a
primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual
disability, and/or a related neurodevelopmental disorder who are
experiencing serious behavioral and/or mental health challenges.
The unit is currently operating in temporary space at CHA Cambridge
Hospital and will move to its permanent home at the Somerville
Campus in June. Once fully staffed, the unit will have 24 beds,
with younger and older children segmented for optimal care.
Job Purpose The 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 role of a Milieu Counselor will
assist with ADL'S lead or co-lead groups, perform safety checks,
1:1 meetings with patients, and will accurately chart patients B/P,
TPR & weight. Notifies RN of any changes in vital signs. Accurately
measures and documents patient's intake and output. Uses
appropriate methods of urine and stool collection and labeling of
these specimens. Assists patients following through with ADL's
(bathing, laundry, organizing room), maintaining nutritional and
hydration needs, and assisting & monitoring elimination needs and
other tasks as assigned by the charge RN.
- High school diploma required; B.A, B.S., or M.A. preferred or
equivalent years of human service experience.
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Prior human services, behavioral or psychiatric experience
- All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job
specific physical agility test.
- RBT (Registered Behavioral Technician) certification training
is requiried.CHA offers the complete training for all employees.
KEYWORDS: Mental Health Counselor / Resident Counselor / Mental
Health / Behavioral / Pediatric / Therapist / Therapy / RBT
Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville , Milieu Counselor - Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts
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