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Mental Health Counselor Fellow

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Posted 18 days ago

Burlington, MA 01805, US


$20.83 - $31.25 per hour

Contract type

Full Time

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Provides counseling, support, crisis intervention and other social work services to patients and their families. Provides clinical intervention for individual, family and groups. Assists patients through advocacy procedures. Adheres to and promotes the Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles.

Job Description:

  • 1) Conducts psychosocial assessments:

    • Adheres to regulations and department policy
    • Confers with caregivers and family members
    • Communicates all relevant information to other health care providers
    • Identifies situations requiring high risk screen review

    2) Works collaboratively with care providers:

    • Responds to consults for assessment from any health care professional
    • Works with other members of the healthcare team regarding patient and family issues related to complicated discharges
    • Addresses issues from both the inpatient and outpatient clinics

    3) Provides individual family and group support

    • Identifies informational and support needs of patients and families
    • Initiates family and community meetings as needed
    • Develops and adheres to treatment plans
    • Provides disease specific counseling and rehabilitation sessions
    • Responds to requests for intervention and/or counseling from patient or family

    4) Initiates Clinical Intervention:

    • Recommends and conducts short term counseling to patients and families
    • Develops treatment plan and goals according to patient‚Äôs age, circumstances and clinical issues
    • Provides crisis intervention for trauma patients or in cases of abuse

    5) Contributes to departmental functioning by:

    • Quality improvement activities
    • Participating in meetings
    • Committee participation
    • Community projects
    • Lecturing
    • Supervision of interns
    • Providing support groups and/or participating in disease specific clinic

    6) Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities.  
    7) Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies. 
    8) Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
    9) Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
    10) Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
    11) Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
    12) Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
    13) Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
    14) Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education:   Masters in Counseling or Equivalent from an accredited school of Master’s Level Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in health care or a Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work with a concentration in health care.

    Licensure, Certification, Registration:  None

    Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:     In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards. Excellent communication skills both oral and written, ability to negotiate in health care systems.  Basic knowledge of Quality Improvement techniques.


    • Experience in providing Mental Health services preferably in an acute care setting or other health care environment
    • Experience providing short term counseling and crisis intervention
    • Experience in running therapy and psycho educational groups.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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