Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor
Company: Ascension (System Office)
Posted on: November 19, 2021
We Are Hiring:
Ascension Dell Children's is hiring a Full-time Licensed Health
Professional! This position will be an Admissions & Referral
Coordinator for the mental health unit with minimal direct patient
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
* Licensure: LPC-A, LPC or LMSW, LCSW
* Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling
* 3 years experience in a clinical setting
* Experience with insurance
* Able to work in a fast paced environment & manage several
responsibilities at a time
Now more than ever, our Ascension care teams are all united by a
common goal: to provide compassionate, personalized care for all -
especially now, when our communities need us most. We invite heroes
like you, to join us as we continue to provide care for our
patients and communities without interruption.
At Ascension, we work together to achieve a highly collaborative
team environment that leads to more positive outcomes for you and
your patients. We are committed to working together to create
Our benefits and culture are two aspects of Ascension that we feel
set us apart. Other reasons to join the Ascension team include:
* More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job.
It's a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality
healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and
* Opportunity for You to Impact Your Local Community: In the 2019
fiscal year, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons
living in poverty and other community benefit programs.
* A Passionate Team: Ascension associates are leaders who follow
their heart. We give, grow, connect and provide care; together as a
team we are committed to our mission of serving the poor and
* Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug program
* Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for healthcare and dependent
* Health Savings Account (HSA)
* Long term / Short Term disability
* Life Insurance & AD&D
* Tuition Assistance after 6 months employment
* 403b with company match
* Paid vacation time off
* Faith based work environment
Seton is a regional healthcare network made up of 10 hospitals that
includes five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, the
area's only non-profit mental health hospitals and over 100 clinic
locations. As a part of Ascension, Seton leverages national
resources to improve care on a community level.
Notably, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is a
world-class pediatric medical center with its own Level I trauma
center. Our newest hospital is Dell Seton Medical Center at The
University of Texas, which opened in early 2017. We are also very
proud that Seton Medical Center Austin was recently named the #1
Ranked Austin Hospital in the U.S. News & World Report, and is the
region's largest medical facility.
Seton is changing healthcare for the better. Our system has over
12,000 employees and serves an 11 county population of over 1.8
million people. Together, we gain our power by listening and
communicating. We show it by pitching in. We grow it by looking
after one another. Seton is an environment of excellence, from our
innovative spirit to the impact and influence we bring to
Giving back to the community - it's the core of what we do. Time
and again, our associates tell us how rewarding it is to be a part
of Seton's founding mission to deliver the best care possible with
dignity and respect for everyone we serve. We call that mission
Humancare and it's how our associates make a difference in the
lives of people throughout Central Texas communities.
What You Will Do:
Provide behavioral health counseling services.
* Conduct patient assessments and establish therapy treatment
* Administer individual and group therapy. Maintain thorough and
confidential records of observations.
* Evaluate progress and effectiveness of therapy interventions.
* Provide patient with information regarding resources and
therapeutic activities in the community.
* Work directly with the patient, family, physician and community
providers to ensure active and collaborate care from the initiation
of treatment to the time of discharge.
* Provide assessment, social services and counseling to patients,
their families and staff in relation to social, psychological,
financial and family situations including discharge planning.
Provide individual, group and family psychotherapy. Document
therapies and treatment. Assist with direct
patient care as needed.
* Initiate and conduct educational programs for staff as needed.
Market and provide community education on therapeutic services.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with outside
community health and social agencies and reaches out to the
community to develop new resources for
meeting patient needs. Conduct training programs with outside
organizations regarding health and wellness.
* Function as lead therapist regarding trauma and personality
disorders, providing clinical consultation to staff and
psychiatrist. Provide clinical consultation to hospital staff about
mental health issues for various patient populations, including
children and families. Interpret and communicate necessary
information regarding patients and families including social
history information to staff and physicians.
* Coordinate planning, make recommendations and facilitate
decision-making concerning individual patient care plans especially
regarding the home situation. Plan treatments and review physician
cases. Interact with insurance companies regarding mental health
claims and provides insurance and billing consultation, support,
and education to other staff as needed.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
What You Will Need:
Licensure / Certification / Registration:
* One or more of the following required:
* Counselor credentialed from the Texas State Board of Examiners of
Professional Counselors obtained prior to hire date or job transfer
* Social Worker credentialed from the Texas State Board of Social
Worker Examiners obtained prior to hire date or job transfer
* BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association
* Clinical Counselor preferred.
* High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or
Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.
No additional preferences.
Why Join Our Team:
Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, has provided thousands of
associates and caregivers a rewarding career in healthcare since
1902. We strive to expand access to high-quality, low-cost,
person-centered care and services for all. We operate more than 100
clinical locations in central Texas, including 3 teaching
hospitals, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas,
Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Children's Medical
Center, where candidates can find both career and clinical
education opportunities. If you are looking for a rewarding career
in healthcare, explore a career with us today.
When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000
individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving
others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our
inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches
and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools
that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In
fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance
alone to support associate growth and development. If you are
looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in
your community, we invite you to join our team today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Ascension Seton is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords
equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender
identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability,
veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected
For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the
following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:
EEO is the Law Poster Supplement
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to
individuals who have applied for a position using our official
application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of
employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information
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