Milieu Counselor - Pediatric Neurodevelopment - 24 Hrs/wk, Nights Job at Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville, MA

  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Somerville, MA

Job Description

Location: CHA Somerville Campus

Work Days: 8 hr shifts with E/O weekend and holidays as assigned

Category: Human and Social Services

Department: Psych SH 5 East Neuro Nursing

Job Type: 24 Hrs/wk (Part-time)

Work Shift: Night

Hours/Week: 24.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: SH Laborers 381

CHA is offering a $3,000 sign on bonus for all Milieu Counselor positions less than 32 hours per week

Cambridge Health Alliance(CHA) is a vibrant, innovative health system dedicated to providing essential services to all members of the community. With almost 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s Metro North region, CHA is a local provider of choice for primary care, specialty care, emergency services, hospital care, maternity care and behavioral health.

CHA recently opened a new inpatient center for youth with acute behavioral health needs. Located in Somerville, the beautiful new facility offers care for children and adolescents with neuro-developmental disorders. The new Center for Inpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Somerville will provide a transformative continuum of patient and family-centered care for diverse youth with mental health needs.

Dept. Description:

Cambridge Health Alliances Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment Inpatient Unit provides specialist assessment and care for children and adolescents who have severe mental health and neurodevelopmental needs. CHA provides services for children experiencing complex and persistent emotional and behavioral difficulties due to neurodevelopmental challenges. We care for our patients in a newly renovated secured 6-bed unit at the CHA Somerville Campus. Our unit offers private rooms, communal eating and living areas, an outdoor activity space, an active sensory room, quiet ‘calming’ spaces for both individual and group play and learning.

Job Description:

The Milieu Counselor / RBT is a member of the multidisciplinary team who, under the supervision of a registered nurse, is responsible for a safe and structured service as well as attending to the individual needs of patients in crisis in an inpatient psychiatric setting. As a Milieu Counselor, you will assist with Activities of Daily Living, lead or co-lead groups, perform safety checks, conduct 1:1 meetings with patients, and accurately chart patients B/P, TPR and


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Notifying the RN of any changes in vital signs

  • Accurately measuring and documenting the patients intake and output

  • Assisting patients with ADL’s (which may include bathing, laundry, toileting, and general organization), 

  • Assisting and monitoring the patient’s needs, including nutritional and hydration needs

  • Other general tasks as assigned by the Charge RN.


  • High school diploma required; B.A, B.S., or M.A. preferred or equivalent years of human service experience.

  • Registered Behavioral Therapist (RBT) certification is preferred, but not required. CHA is pleased to provide RBT certification for those interested

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Prior human services, behavioral or psychiatric experience strongly preferred.

  • All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical test.

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Part time, Local area, Work from home, Outdoor, Relocation bonus, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work, Day shift,

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