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Crisis Counselor

Company: St Josephs Hospital & Med Center
Location: Paterson
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewSt. Joseph's Health is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization's outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation's 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care.Job SummaryThe Crisis Counselor position for St. Joseph's Health Psychiatric Emergency Services/Screening Center provides services to individuals in psychiatric crisis. Services include, but are not limited to: crisis intervention; clinical assessments; treatment planning; psychoeducation; referral and advocacy. The position also involves assessment of individuals in crisis in the community mobile outreach and hospital setting. The population of individuals we serve come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Clinical presentation, language spoken, communication needs, and age of populations served are varied as well. QualificationsMaster's degree in behavioral health sciences and one year of work experience post masters is preferred; or Bachelor's Degree in behavioral health sciences with 3 years of experienceMust be able to communicate effectively and demonstrate clear and organized written skillsMust possess strong independent clinical skills and familiarity with various substance use disorders Knowledge of New Jersey Screening Law and its application Knowledge of DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and the ability to utilize it for diagnostic purposes in an emergency settingValid driver's license with no pending violations required All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: St Josephs Hospital & Med Center, Paterson , Crisis Counselor, Other , Paterson, New Jersey

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