Behavioral Health Counselor

Rockville, MD
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health and Wellness seeks to hire an experienced Behavioral Health Counselor who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As a Behavioral Health Counselor you will:
• Organizes and conducts therapeutic activities such as dance, music, arts, crafts, social activities, trips, group discussions and special programs in according to what the patients' needs, capabilities, and interests are
• Participates in the development of a treatment plan for patients after evaluating the patients based off of their medical records
• Documents specialized therapy assessments, treatment plan, and progress notes in the patients' charts
• Maintains a safe environment for patients and staff by demonstrating knowledge of safety issues and proper use of equipment and supplies
• Assists in ordering and maintaining the Expressive Therapy supplies/equipment
• Observes changes in patients' behavior and health condition and reports to RN

Qualifications include:
• Bachelor's degree in relevant field, Master's degree preferred (e.g. recreation therapy, music therapy, art therapy)
• 2 years' experience in acute care psychiatric setting preferred
• Board Certification/registration preferred
• Current BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

The Behavioral Health Counselor collaborates with a multidisciplinary team to provide evidence based treatment and service for inpatient psychiatric patients in an environment aimed at continuous evaluation and improvement. This therapist conducts a program of therapeutic activities to assist participants to move toward improved functioning and attainment of individual treatment goals. He/she engages patients in art, recreation, painting, discussion groups, and movement therapy, and assists the Behavioral Health staff to co-lead effectively. He/she will document patients' responses to these services in accordance with regulatory standards. He/she will implement the therapeutic program as planned in the absence of the E.T. Coordinator.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.