Mental Health Worker (LCDP)
Butler Hospital - Behavioral Health Job ID: 06151-xx269-004
Butler Hospital 345 Blackstone Blvd Providence ,RI 02906
20 per week/ 40 ppp Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
A Mental Health Worker/LCDP is a non-medical member of the nursing department whose function is to coordinate and implement the direct care of substance abuse/dual diagnosis patients in the ADTS-PH. Responsibilities also include co-leading groups, providing individual substance abuse counseling, participating in individualized treatment plans for the patient, and assisting the patient in follow-up and relapse prevention planning under the direct supervision of the nurse manager or designee. The MHW/LCDP works in collaboration with unit staff and the inter-disciplinary treatment team (under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist) in implementing groups and activities within the hospital milieu to meet the educational, recreational, and social needs of the patients. Provides role as patient advocate through his/ /her own role modeling of standards of performance and by communicating and meeting patients needs for service. When assigned assists registered nurses in direct care of patients, specifically patients’ activities of daily living. Insures a safe and therapeutic environment on the unit through observation monitoring , interacting and providing groups
Education: Bachelor’s degree in any of the social sciences preferred.. LCDP required. Training and Experience: Experience in working with mentally ill clients. Ability to multi-task Special Qualifications: Excellent communication skills. Ability to work with others in a collaborative manner. Creative and flexible.