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CentraState Healthcare System Mental Health Therapist in Freehold, New Jersey

Mental Health Therapist


Position Type
Regular Part-Time

CentraState Medical Center


Work Schedule


Provides psychiatric crisis intervention, therapy, referral and discharge planning to patients/clients of CentraState Healthcare System.


Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patients' individual needs.
Affirms the patient's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the patients cared for.
Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the patients cared for.
Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
Interviews patients and/or family members as appropriate. Obtains a psycho-social history and assessment.
Identifies situations indicating possible abuse, dependencies, growth and development problems, and sexual orientation issues.
Appropriately analyzes all available data in formulating diagnostic impression.
Considers physical, psychosocial and educational needs in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary approach.
Consults psychiatrist as appropriate.
Develops appropriate treatment plan and priorities based on patient assessment and diagnosis and history of substance abuse.
Coordinates treatment plan with other healthcare providers and outside agencies as appropriate.
Provides clinical assessment and triage, makes appropriate referrals.
Provides crisis intervention counseling.
Recommends appropriate method or methods of therapy including individual, couple, family or group.
Acurately assesses the needs of the patients and appropriately triages crisis line calls.
Collaborates with other health care providers in planning and carrying out plans for providing services.
Assesses the patient and family educational needs and abilities and provides appropriate education.
Maintains knowledge of and professional relationship with agencies providing community and mental health services.
Recognizes need for services and refers patients and/or family members to appropriate agencies.
Collaborates with hospital staff and external agencies to arrange transportation and/or transfer.
Maintains required certifications and licenses.


Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or any other mental health field preferred.
Work Experience:
Two (2) years' experience in mental health field preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
American Heart Association BLS for Halthcare Providers Required or must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification required. New hires must receive certification within 3 months of hire. Renewal certifications will be completed every 2 years.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Psychiatric Social Work or related field required. Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

About Us

CentraState Healthcare System aims to enhance the health and well-being of our communities through the compassionate delivery of quality healthcare. We are confident that you will find success within CentraState Healthcare System, which is Magnet Recognized and was designation a Great Place to Work-Certified company by Great Place to Work. When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing in high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in healthcare, and making a difference in our community.

We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.

Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!

What We Offer:
Highly competitive compensation
Excellent benefits package and rewards program
Leading edge technology
Great staff-to-patient ratio's
Career Development and Growth Opportunity
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Comprehensive Retirement / Savings Programs
Continuing Education / Onsite Training
A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
Profit Sharing Program
Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
Magnet recognized healthcare facility

CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including p regnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.