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Mental Health Counselor - Chemical Dependency Services - Shift

Job in Concord - Contra Costa County - CA California - USA , 94519
Company: John Muir Health
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-09
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Mental Health, Clinic
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Mental Health Counselor - Chemical Dependency Services - Per Diem - 8 Hour - Variable Shift*
Job Description:

The Mental Health Counselor provides patient care consistent with JMH and JMBHC philosophy, mission, and policies and procedures. He/She conducts therapeutic group sessions and patient education reflective of the patient's treatment plan and individualizes care to address cultural/language needs. The person in this role participates in milieu management that emphasizes safety, is conducive to quality care and provides a climate of cohesiveness, cooperation and teamwork. As a member of the nursing staff, the Counselor provides patient and family centered care that is recovery oriented.


* Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Psychology, Behavioral Science, Counseling, or Social Work Required


* 1 year Mental Health with Experience in Acute Care, crisis, or mental health residential setting Required and/or
* Experience in Outpatient mental health care/treatment may be substituted with Master's Degree who are working towards licensure as a clinician


Master's training clinical experience may be substituted for 1 year experience


* BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association Required
* DBS Disruptive Behavioral Strategy - John Muir Health Required within 30 days of hire with renewal every 12 months


* Ability to apply critical thinking skills, ability to multi-task and manage time and work assignments independently.
* Possess the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
* Demonstrated ability to lead & facilitate diverse groups of people with understanding of group psychodynamics, being able to maintain control over the overall needs of the group; aware of each individual's needs simultaneously.
* Ability to work respectfully and creatively with clients of diverse functional abilities, social, economic, and cultural backgrounds to support both client autonomy and client safety.
* Sensitivity to diverse religious and cultural practices and values.
* Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with staff at all levels across the organization.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills across organizational levels.'
* Must be teamwork oriented and skilled at building constructive and effective relationships.

Work Shift:

08.0 - Per Diem Days (United States of America)

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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