- Job date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 08:04:21 GMT
- Expected salary: $3792 – 4974 per month
- Job title: DSHS WSH Institution Counselor 3
- Company: Washington State
- Location: Pierce County, WA – Lakewood, WA
DSHS WSH Institution Counselor 3
is committed to compassionate patient care and we strive to serve all patients and family members with the utmost respect. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality, safest, and most effective treatment to every patient.
As an Institution Counselor, you will use your attention to detail, critical thinking, counseling, and organizational skills to improve the lives of behavioral health and psychiatric patients. Here is your chance to use your positive engagement skills to be part of a compassionate team that promotes recovery principles and develops therapeutic relationships with our patients. This is an exciting opportunity for a meaningful career where you have the ability to grow, enjoy the work you do, and help us in our mission of
Some of what you’ll do:
- Responds to emergent inpatient psychiatric situations using evidence-based therapeutic intervention techniques as part of the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT).
- Position, transfer, and contain potentially assaultive or self-harming patients.
- Make rounds on patient care areas.
- Provides follow-up data collection for all emergency responses.
- Respond to all Code Gray incidents throughout the center, prioritizing the use of Life and Safety through least restrictive interventions.
- Provides ongoing in-service educational programs to hospital staff on least restrictive interventions.
What we are looking for:
- Knowledge of all hospital, state, and federal regulatory standards, policies and procedures.
- Working knowledge and skills surrounding therapeutic communication, de-escalation, incident command, seclusion/restraint principles and debriefing.
- Working knowledge and application of personal conflict resolution.
- Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate application of STAR intervention techniques.
- Ability to meet the training and competency requirements of the PERT Program.
Who should apply?
Professionals with a bachelor’s degree preferably involving major study in psychology, sociology, or other social science.
Two years of professional counseling or casework experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience. One year of graduate training in behavioral social sciences may be substituted year for year for experience.
One year as an Institution Counselor 2
Questions? Contact and reference job number 02171
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