The Behavioral Health Counselor is responsible for providing professional counseling, crisis management and advocacy for patients. This individual consults with and advises medical and clinical staff on mental health issues of patients.
This is a full-time, exempt position. The Behavioral Health Counselor reports to the Director of Behavioral Health Services.
Education and Experience
- Master’s Degree in clinical social work, psychology or related field required
- LCSW or LCPC preferred
- CADC preferred (if primarily working with our substance use disorder patient population)
- Successful work history of direct patient counseling
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to relate to persons of various economic levels and cultures
- Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions, accepting personal limitations
- Ability to speak and write fluently in English; Spanish desirable
- Ability to work independently and interdependently within a clinic setting utilizing various accepted therapeutic modalities, adherence to a strong code of personal and professional ethics
- Proficiency in data entry, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills
- Willingness to pursue continuing educational opportunities and maintain compliance with professional licensure renewal