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6 Aug 2020

Full-Time Milieu Counselor (Overnight shift)

Mental Health Partners – Posted by MentalHealthPartnersCO Boulder, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Purpose:

To support and complement client’s recovery and ongoing therapeutic treatment goals. To provide clinical services, to Mental Health Partners’ clients and to promote optimal social/emotional/behavioral and community functioning. The Milieu Counselor II will be an active participant on multidisciplinary, multi-agency/department treatment team to assist clients in identifying, securing and sustaining necessary resources to aid in their recovery.

Essential Duties:

  • Will work with up to 16 acutely mentally ill adults in an alternative psychiatric facility
  • Milieu management, experience with SPMI and SUD
  • Monitors client safety and documentation of observations
  • Assists clients in crisis situations to provide appropriate interventions or referrals
  • Monitors medications consistent with state certification
  • Assists clients in skill building and resource development in order to successfully live as independently as possible
  • Works collaboratively with clients and other pertinent staff to coordinate appropriate care
  • Maintains up-to-date clinical records on assigned clients
  • Completes documentation of services, consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures
  • Facilitates groups as needed
  • Provides education on daily living skills and encourages client’s use of those skills
  • Intervenes in situations to promote health and recovery
  • Provides support in the management of the milieu and the work environment, including monitoring clients’ safety and properly documenting observations.
  • Participates in team meetings to staff cases and communicates administrative information
  • Promotes and demonstrates MHP’s mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance on a day to day basis
  • Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.
  • Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job
  • Attend Team, MHW and Supervision Meetings and trainings
  • Some cooking and housekeeping are required
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills & Other Requirements
Education/ Experience/ Licenses/ Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field OR Bachelor’s Degree in an unrelated field with ONE year of experience in the behavioral health field required
  • Experience with severely and persistently mental ill adults in a residential setting preferred
  • Milieu management, experience with SPMI and SUD preferred
  • Inpatient experience preferred
  • QMAP and CPR certification required within 6 months of hire
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with a current CO Driver’s License and a safe driving record
  • Annual flu shot required
  • TB test required upon hire
  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • A commitment to team objectives and MHP philosophies
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Must be competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Excellent computer skills including proficient knowledge of MS Office products and electronic medical record and the ability to learn new tools as needed

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in a shared office space with frequent interruptions
  • May include working with people in acute distress or crisis
  • May require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings
  • Will require work at multiple locations; including community and home settings and may include exposure to unsanitary conditions
  • Older Adult team – will require travel to client’s homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and other MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties

How to Apply

To apply, click the following link: https://recruit.hirebridge.com/v3/application/JobApplylogin.aspx?cid=6993&jid=529066

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Counselor, Mental Health, and overnight.

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