Full-time, Paid, Residential Counselor, Psychiatry

February 22, 2022

Tues., Jan. 11

Silver Hill Hospital

Position Description
Silver Hill Hospital is seeking residential counselors to interact with patients and learn from the Hospital’s extraordinary clinical leaders. This is a suitable role for recent B.A.'s who are considering graduate work in medicine, nursing, psychology, or social work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu through the orientation of new patients, maintaining appropriate boundaries and identifying environmental risks
  • Providing skill coaching for patients to reinforce skill development
  • Identifying significant behavioral changes in patients and assessing as needed for suicide and fall risk, per policy, and informing necessary team members
  • Completing patient safety checks, per policy and according to MD orders
  • Encouraging patient’s full participation in program of care and help identifies treatment-interfering behaviors
  • Keeping all treatment team members informed and updated on all patient observations
  • Conducting in-house group meetings as indicated by house schedule, such as community meeting, wrap-up group, DBT Skill Review, and Smart Recovery-informed groups
  • Structuring and supervising ADLs of patients
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, and complete records of patients, including daily shift note
  • Covering house operations role in the absence of the Senior Residential Counselor, as assigned
  • Administering house admission process and maintain required logs and documentation
  • Monitoring self-administration of medication by patients and complete all required records in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Ensuring patient medications are ordered
  • Reporting all medication errors, chart deficiencies, and other work performance errors to supervisor
  • Completing all required documentation upon patient discharge
  • Informing Senior Residential Counselor of supplies needed for the house

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field
  • Specialized knowledge a plus
  • Understanding of 12-Step Recovery
  • Basic understanding of DBT skills
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Experience with electronic medical records a plus
  • BLS/ CPR Certification
  • Preventing and Managing Psychiatric Emergencies (PMPE)
  • Previous work in a behavioral health setting a plus

Time Commitment
Full time and per diem (part-time, minimum 4 shifts/month) positions available. Individuals should be able to commit to the role for a minimum of 12-14 months.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Susannah Lewis, MPH, Director of Community Relations.