About the Program
BHWI is a grant funded program introducing trainees to the exciting careers in behavioral health and providing work opportunities within three healthcare systems.
Trainees will be hired as paid temporary employees for ten weeks by each employer. They will attend a combination of on-the-job training/observations, and didactic training with our education partner Williams James College. Each trainee will earn three college credits from William James College and earn a program completion certificate from the Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative comprising of the following training partners:
Boston Children’s Hospital- Boston
Boston Medical Center- Brockton
Mount Auburn Hospital- Cambridge
William James College (Educational Partner)
The next cohort of the program will launch September 5, 2023, with two additional cycles over the next 16 months!
WHY ChOOSE bHWI?
include but are not limited to:
Behavioral Health PCA
Behavioral Health Technician
Mental Health Specialist
The entry level behavioral health professionals may provide in-room monitoring to patients in a hospital or other health care facility. They are trained to observe and assist patients with psychological disturbances, or who may otherwise be a harm to themselves or others. As a behavioral health professional, along with ensuring patient safety, your responsibilities and duties may include providing, adl's, conversation and companionship to your clients and making regular reports on the patient to other medical staff.