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Monte Nido Walden - Mental Health Counselor - ambulatory services in Massachusetts

We save lives while providing the opportunity for people to realize their healthy selves.

Mental Health Counselor

Walden Behavioral Care


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 .

The Mental Health Counselor provides direct patient care to adolescents and adults under the supervision of clinical staff and program director. This is a Full Time remote position. schedule includes 1-2 evenings/week.

Total Rewards:

Discover a rewarding career with us and enjoy an array of comprehensive benefits! We prioritize your success and well-being, providing:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (Benefits At a Glance ( )

  • Retirement

  • Company-paid life insurance, AD&D, and short-term disability

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development

  • And many more!

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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Support Office Manager with administrative/filing duties, as needed.

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



  • High School diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field preferred.


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

  • Eating Disorder knowledge and/or experience preferred.


  • CPR certification, required


  • 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.