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Mental Health Counselor

Mercy • St. Louis, MO

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Other Great Industries
Health Care

Job Description

We’re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Provide appropriate psychosocial support and therapy services to adult, child and adolescent patients. Interpret the patient’s perception of diagnosis and treatment as revealed through all means of communication both verbal and nonverbal. Develop individual treatment plans based on an assessment of the patient's development, temperament, coping style, medical plan and available social supports. Use developmentally appropriate methods in preparing patient and families for diagnostic and treatment procedures. Provide emotional support and work on coping skills during patients identified stress points. Utilize stress reduction and relaxation techniques to facilitate adaptive coping and provide opportunities for self expression to promote self healing. Plan and implement family and individual sessions based on patient and unit needs. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

1 To provide support, therapeutic council, emotional support and education to Adult and pediatric patients. Have experience in supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy and anger management techniques. Provide individual and crisis counseling relative to personal and social problems.

2 Provide individual and crisis counseling relative to personal and social problems.

3 Maintain up-to-date EHR files on patients.

4 Perform short term counseling and crisis intervention as necessary.

5 Coordinate with clinical, health education, community health and other staff members in the provision of services to patients. Provide referrals for services needed.

6 Use tests, measurements, and measurement scale for general and specific assessments as well as objective patient criteria in the provision of services and evaluation procedures.

7 Serve as a liaison between the patient and clinic Psychiatrists

8 Assume other responsibilities as directed. 



Qualifications:

Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


Education: Master’s degree in psychology, or counseling.
Licensure: LPC or PLPC
Experience: Minimum one year experience working in Behavioral Health
related field.
Certification/Registration: SAFE
Strong background in behavior disorders, bereavement issues and health issues. Strong communication skills and ability to build a quick rapport with patients and families. Masters of Arts in Counseling or other Human Service related field. 

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Mental Health, Counselor

#CBE

Job ID: MEHEUS791275
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