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Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor

Company: Ascension (System Office)
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

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 care.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

Preferred Qualifications:

* 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 change.

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 the community.
* 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 vulnerable.


* Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug program
* Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for healthcare and dependent care
* 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 Texas.

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 goals.
* 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 date.
* Social Worker credentialed from the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

* BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) preferred
* Clinical Counselor preferred.


* High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.

Additional Preferences:

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 status.

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 from applicants.

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