Mental Health Therapist


  • Location: Freehold, NJ

  • Posted: Feb 18, 2019

Job Description


Provides psychiatric crisis intervention, therapy, referral and discharge planning to patients/clients of CentraState Healthcare System.

[ Responsibilities ]
Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patients individual needs.
Affirms the patients right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the patients cared for.
Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the patients cared for.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
Interviews patients and/or family members as appropriate. Obtains a psycho-social history and assessment.
Identifies situations indicating possible abuse, dependencies, growth and development problems, and sexual orientation issues.
Appropriately analyzes all available data in formulating diagnostic impression.
Considers physical, psychosocial and educational needs in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary approach.
Consults psychiatrist as appropriate.
Develops appropriate treatment plan and priorities based on patient assessment and diagnosis and history of substance abuse.
Coordinates treatment plan with other healthcare providers and outside agencies as appropriate.
Provides clinical assessment and triage, makes appropriate referrals.
Provides crisis intervention counseling.
Recommends appropriate method or methods of therapy including individual, couple, family or group.
Acurately assesses the needs of the patients and appropriately triages crisis line calls.
Collaborates with other health care providers in planning and carrying out plans for providing services.
Assesses the patient and family educational needs and abilities and provides appropriate education.
Maintains knowledge of and professional relationship with agencies providing community and mental health services.
Recognizes need for services and refers patients and/or family members to appropriate agencies.
Collaborates with hospital staff and external agencies to arrange transportation and/or transfer.
Maintains required certifications and licenses.

Qualifications


Education:

Bachelors degree required.

Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling or any other mental health field preferred.

Work Experience:
At least 2 years experience in mental health field preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:
Certification in specialty area required.
Specialty area such as Certified Alcoholism Counselor.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Psychiatric Social Work or related field required. Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

[ Physical Demands ]

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

Exposure:

Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

Physical Demands:

Sitting Frequently

Standing/Walking Occasionally

Kneeling/Stooping Never

Bending/Climbing Never

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist Never

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds Never

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds Never

Typing/Filing Frequently

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.

Employment Type


  • Regular Full-Time

Schedule Information


Schedule: Night , 12P-8P Hours/wk: 37.5

CentraState Healthcare System

901 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: (732) 431-2000

Web: http://www.centrastate.com

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