• Mental Health Worker (Per diem)

    Requisition ID
    Behavioral Health/Social Work/Counseling
    Shift Hours AM/PM
    Position Type
  • Overview


    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System 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 Overview


    Responsible for counseling and case management services for individuals within the department of Behavioral Health. Counseling techniques are utilized to engage clients in treatment. Assessment and treatment planning are utilized to help clients reach personal goals. Clients are assisted in obtaining entitlements and linkages to other community resources/services. Outreach activities to clients who are ambivalent about services or who miss appointments.


    Provides services including but not limited to outreach, supportive counseling and advocacy to program consumers. Provides transportation for consumers and their families, if required. Demonstrates the ability to motivate and engage consumers in a racially, culturally and gender sensitive manner. Demonstrates the ability to maintain structured and focused involvement with consumers. Provides timely, legible and complete documentation as required. Identifies and resolves client conflicts and/or crisis situations. Provides appropriate crisis intervention and aggressive behavior management. Recognizes and acts on signs of abuse, neglect and domestic violence and reports incidents to the supervisor. Encourages consumers to remain focused on treatment and service goals. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.


    Work requires a High School diploma or equivalent and four years of previous work related experience plus three to six months of on the job training and orientation. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Valid driver�s license required and comply with Qualifications to Drive a System Vehicle as well as all policies as outlined in the SJHS Fleet Management & Safety Program. CPR and basic first aid certification preferred. ACCESS program only: ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language, familiarity with Deaf Culture and be knowledgeable about current technology in use for individuals with hearing loss.


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