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Mental Health Counselor

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Tufts Medical Center

Boston , MA 02298

  • Bachelor's degree is required

  • Certification Required

  • Bilingual Speakers are encouraged to apply.

  • Customer service skills are required

  • Experience is required

  • The Mental Health Counselor is a member of the multidisciplinary patient treatment team. He/she implements clinical care responsibilities in accordance with unit/departmental policies, procedures and standards under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Mental Health Counselor must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from pre-school to adolescence on the Child Unit and ages 19 through senior adulthood on the adult unit. BLS certification and Bachelor's degree required.

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Mental Health Counselor

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Tufts Medical Center