Mental Health Associate

Psychiatric - 206060 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time


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  • Shift: Day

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

Mental Health Associate collaborates with other members of the nursing staff and multidisciplinary treatment team through verbal communication during physical rounds, patient care conference (formal or informal) and through the role of patient advocate with ancillary department; remain calm and problem solve during stressful situation; relate in empathetic and professional manner with emotionally disturbed patients/families; takes direction from a RN and cooperates in professional team approach; demonstrates Valley HealthValues in all interactions.

What You Will Bring:


Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Science or related field, or five years of experience in psychiatric care preferred

Experience in a hospital setting preferred. Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Science or related field, or five years of experience in psychiatric care required

Certification & Licensures
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

Successful completion of unit orientation checklist within six weeks of hire required Understands basic principles of human growth and development required Record clear of sexual misconduct or abusive behavior toward others required Competent to successfully interact with patients according to their special needs which may apply based on the age of the patient served

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.


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FLSA Classification


Physical Demands
18 A Mental Health Associate, Counsellor, Therapist