Mental Health Counselor CNA Senior Behavioral Health PDM

SCL Health
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
May 08, 2022
Job Status:


To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we will also offer up to a $2,500 sign-on bonus. 






You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Mental Health Counselor / Certified Nursing Assistant.




You effectively use your compassion, empathy, respect, and authenticity to form genuine, trusting relationships with your patients.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








Senior Behavioral Health is an inpatient psychiatry program designed to address the often complex mental health and medical needs of older patients. We provide short term acute psychiatric stabilization for older adults who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder.




Some of the symptoms we help with include:



  • Depression, crying spells or isolation
  • Loss of interest in activities and others
  • Insomnia
  • Mania
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or actions
  • Bizarre or changed behavior
  • Disorientation or memory impairment
  • Assaultive or destructive behavior
  • Emotional difficulty due to persistent medical conditions



West Pines Behavioral Health at Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our tight knit team specializes in helping adults ages 18 and older with psychiatric or addiction concerns.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Mental Health Counselor / CNA you need to know how to:



  • Provide care through effective planning, intervention and evaluation
  • Meet the needs of the patient, family, and multi-disciplinary team through effective communication, coordination, and documentation and under direct supervision of a registered nurse
  • Coordinate patient care and report patient changes to the appropriate team members
  • Ensure that the progress of patients is communicated to staff, physicians, other departments and family
  • Provide patient with assigned activities and tasks
  • Document patients condition in medical and facility records according to policy and regulations
  • Provide therapeutic interventions on an individual and group basis which are congruent with team structure and program expectations
  • Participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans when requested
  • Maintain under the direction of the nurse, ongoing communication with internal and external individuals and/or agencies as appropriate, utilizing effective customer service skills
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines and requirements
  • Demonstrate age related care skills as defined by unit patient populations



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required
  • Minimum of one (1) year Mental Health Counseling inpatient experience or three (3) years memory care / skilled nursing facility with behavioral health patients (as evaluated by the supervisor), required
  • Successful completion of nurse assistant training program, required
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire (with prior approval), required
  • Certified as a nurse aide in the State of Colorado, required
  • College degree, preferred



Your next move.




Now that you know more about being Mental Health Counselor / CNA on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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