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Monte Nido Walden - Mental Health Counselor in Dedham, Massachusetts

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Mental Health Counselor - Baylor Position

Walden Behavioral Care

Dedham, MA

Walden Behavioral Care is one of the only rapidly-growing, leading national specialty healthcare systems dedicated to serving all genders and offering the full continuum of care for people with all types of eating disorders. We currently have 14-locations on the East Coast in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Georgia. Over the past 15 years, utilizing our state-of-the art evidence based, personalized approach to care, we have helped over 20,000 people on their road to recovery. Headquartered in Massachusetts we have over 450 employees who are dedicated to helping people with eating disorders get the help they need and deserve. Learn more at or .

At Walden we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, where we celebrate our employees, our patients and the communities we work with. In recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions only you can bring in terms of your education, culture, opinions, experience and background. Join us and find out how you can make a difference today.

The Mental Health Counselor provides direct patient care to adolescents and adults under the supervision of clinical staff and program director. Our program is a 24-hour level of care facility.

Hours/Shift: Two 16-hour double shifts totaling 32 hours per week. Either working Friday Day (7am - 3:30pm) and Evening (3pm - 11:30pm) and Saturday Day (7am - 3:30pm) and Evening (3pm - 11:30pm) OR Saturday Evening (3pm - 11:30pm) and Night (11pm - 7:30am) and Sunday Evening (3pm - 11:30pm) and Night (11pm - 7:30am). Will be paid for 40 hours per week.

Summary of Benefits (

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide a safe and therapeutic milieu by monitoring residents and redirecting behaviors.

  • Assist residents through the admission process, including bag searches, required paperwork, and orientating new patients to the unit.

  • Establish therapeutic relationships with residents and providing resident care within Walden policies, philosophies, and objectives.

  • Observe residents and accurately and thoroughly document daily resident notes.

  • Supervise meals and snacks and provide re-direction to residents, as needed.

  • Precise preparation of adolescent snacks and meals.

  • Provide supervision and guidance in preparation of adult resident meals.

  • Participate in community meetings, group therapies, education and social activities on the unit.

  • Help facilitate group therapy sessions, including but not limited to DBT, CBT, Body Image, etc.

  • Communicate appropriately and effectively with residents' treatment teams to ensure the highest quality of resident care.

  • Conduct daily resident weights and vitals.

  • Communicating as needed with families, other levels of care, and team members.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field


  • One year experience working with a psychiatric patient population preferred.

  • Eating Disorder knowledge and/or experience preferred.


  • CPR and CPI certification, preferred


  • Must possess knowledge of psychiatric group process, therapeutic relationships processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors.

Required competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize independently

  • Ability to multi-task in a changing and fast paced mental health environment

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborate, team environment

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical agility to manage patients in crisis. Push, pull and lift 10 to 75 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping.

Our benefits include paid time off, 401(k) retirement plan, company-paid life and disability insurance, great medical and dental plan choices, vision, and many other insurance options to meet the needs of you and your loved ones.