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Behavioral Health Counselor

Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

*This position is for fulltime Day shifts*

Who we are

ERC Pathlight is an innovative, rapidly growing clinical leader in the behavioral health sector. Founded in 2008 by pre-eminent psychiatrists and psychologists in the eating disorder space, ERC Pathlight now treats over 6,000 patients per year, operates more than 30 facilities in 9 states and delivers tele-healthcare to patients nationally. We offer the most comprehensive treatment program in the country for patients who struggle with eating disorders, mood and anxiety and trauma-related disorders.

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As a patient care professional at ERC Pathlight, you can expect to be a part of team that delivers hands-on treatment, therapy sessions and/or support to our patients in one of our many centers around the nation. The BHC works under the supervision of the Nursing department and is responsible for the direct care of inpatient and residential patients by providing patient supervision and support.

You will serve patients daily in a multitude of ways:

  • Milieu Management, including the following:

    • Maintains daily program structure, by following program schedule

    • Complete observation rounds and safety checks as ordered by physician

    • Work with patients on de-escalation and implementing coping skills per treatment plan

    • Provide patient transportation as needed for medical appointments (may vary by location and program)

    • Take patient vital signs, weights, urine Specific Gravity (may vary by location and program)

    • Other nursing support duties as assigned

    • Act as a secondary support staff in group therapy(may vary by location and program)

    • Assist with morning routine and Activities of Daily Living while patients are in spa/bathroom

    • Meal Support and Bathroom Monitoring, including flush checks for patients in eating disorder program

    • Complete documentation of patient observations, meals and individual check-ins that occur during shift

BHC I Must haves:

  • High School Graduate/GED

  • Valid driver’s license with safe driving record

  • 6+ months of direct patient care/milieu experience preferred

BHC II Must haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree required if no milieu experience

  • 18+ months of milieu experience if no Bachelor’s degree

  • High School Graduate/GED required

  • Valid driver’s license with safe driving record

  • Direct patient care experience preferred

  • Minimum of 9 months of ERC milieu experience (for internal teammates only)

How we invest in you

Every role at ERC Pathlight is essential to delivering the high-quality care we promise to our patients. This means that from day one, we’re here to support your role by offering ongoing training and continuing education opportunities, as well as support to achieve internal growth.

What we offer

Healthy organizations value the mental wellness of their teams, and we understand that the professionals who work for us are not immune to their own mental health conditions. In the same way we observe and guide our patients, we take the same consideration for our employees when building our benefits packages and healthcare offerings. We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefit plans, Generous Paid Time Off, 401(K) with company match and tuition reimbursement.

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