Senior MHC Adult PHP ~ Lowell
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BWH - Bournewood Lowell Ambulatory - Lowell, MA

Senior Mental Health Counselor

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program ~ Lowell

Sign on Bonus $5,000


Make a difference by providing people with behavioral health and substance use needs support in a respectful and person-centered way.


Your Duties:

Bournewood Health Systems is seeking a Senior Mental Health Counselor for an Adult Partial Hospitalization Program to serve as a member of our Lowell based Outpatient team.  Senior Mental Health Counselors lead psychoeducational groups, provide case management support, and serve as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team.


This position is for you if:

  • You work best as a member of a team
  • You enjoy being creative in your work
  • You are interested furthering your clinical skills
  • You are committed to treating behavioral health and substance use needs.
  • You are dedicated to helping people


We offer:

  • Team atmosphere.
  • Trusted behavioral health organization.
  • Trauma-informed lens.
  • Opportunity to provide lead groups.
  • Ongoing diversity and inclusion commitment.
  • Clinical supervision provided.
  • Experienced and supportive leadership team.
  • Full-time, salaried role.
  • Access to a comprehensive benefit package.



  • Bachelor’s level degree
    • Psychology or Social Work, preferred
  • Knowledge of major mental illness
  • Knowledge of substance use needs
  • Case management experience
  • Ability to climb stairs, sit for 8 hours, and walk between buildings
  • Ability to utilize computer and telephone
  • Ability to utilize electronic medical records system


Job Description

Senior Mental Health Counselor Partial Hospital


  • Be responsible for facilitating two or more psychoeducation groups daily which focus on physical and mental health, coping strategies, relapse prevention, sleep hygiene, healthy eating, and recovery.
  • Manage patient milieu of up to 24 patients enrolled in either a mental health or dual diagnosis PHP, discussing individual or group issues and concerns.
  • Facilitate clinical care with an interdisciplinary team of professionals including licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), clinical social workers (LCSWs/LICSWs), physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, and psychologists.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various external agency referral sources including Emergency Service Programs (ESPs), hospitals and clinics, detoxification programs, and schools.
  • Attend and participate in internal and external meetings and committees, as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Experience & Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in human services (e.g., psychology, social work, counseling, etc.).
  • Applicant must have exceptional communication and problemsolving skills.
  • Applicant must be able and willing to lead therapeutic groups, which includes public speaking.
  • Applicant must have basic computer, telephone, and copy machine skills.
  • Applicant must be able to maintain a calm and respectful demeanor when handling difficult people or situations.



Preferred Experience & Qualifications:

  • Applicant should have a history of working with patients who have mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
  • Applicant should have history of working in an outpatient environment and/or hospital setting.
  • Applicant should be familiar with organizational systems in behavioral health organizations.
  • Applicant should have a history of working and using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
  • Applicant should have a history of working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Schedule: Monday through Friday (7am-3pm)

Location: Lowell, MA