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Senior Milieu Counselor

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

Department: Child Asmnt Unit Profssnl
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: CHLABOR -Laborers Local 380
Work Shift: Varied Rotation
Work Days: 8 hour shifts with every other weekend, every other holiday
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 04/06/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-113230

Job Details

  • Department:

    The CAU (Child Assessment Unit) is a 13 bed secure psychiatric unit providing care for children between the ages of 3 and 12. The unit is located in the Cambridge Hospital. A multi-disciplinary approach is used to provide patient and family centered care. A continued emphasis on restraint reduction is ongoing and treatment focus is on assessment, stabilization, and after care treatment planning. The average length of stay is 7 days.

    Job Purpose:
    To provide quality patient care according to the Cambridge Hospital standards of nursing practice and the role expectations of the Psychiatric Emergency Service: to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and document that care and to develop professionally.

    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 human service experience.
    Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
    Current experience as a inpatient Milieu Counselor required. Experience working an in Inpatient Child Psychiatry strongly preferred.

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


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