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Milieu Counselor- Adolescent Psych- Somerville Hospital

Category: Human and Social Services
CHA Somerville Hospital, Somerville, MA

Department: 2 North
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: SHLABOR -Laborers Local 381
Work Shift: Varied Rotation
Work Days: Varied shifts with every other weekend and rotating hol
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 05/07/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-113038

Job Details

  • Department:
    The AU (Adolescent Unit) is a 21 bed secure psychiatric unit that provides care for children between the ages of 13 and 18. The unit is located in Somerville Hospital. This is an acute care unit, working on assessment, stabilization and after care treatment planning. We have a multidisciplinary team focused on teaching self-control, de-escalation and restraint reduction. This approach is used to provide patient and family centered care. The average length of stay is 7 days.

    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 on an inpatient psychiatric setting.


    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) certification

    Prior human services, behavioral or psychiatric experience required

    All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.


    KEYWORDS: Mental Health Counselor / Resident Counselor / Mental Health Supervisor / Behavioral / Therapist / Therapy

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