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Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor

Company: Ascension
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Ascension Seton Behavioral Health - Intensive Outpatient Program is hiring a Full-time Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor! 


About Us-

Our care team at Ascension Seton Behavioral Health is here to help you and deliver
care that’s right for you.

At Ascension Seton Behavioral Health, our care team diagnoses and treats a wide
range of mental illnesses. Our care team offers group therapy to address complications
linked to mental illness, including drug and alcohol addiction, family conflicts, chronic
hopelessness, personality disorders, impulsivity and social isolation.


Our team has group programming that runs from 9:00am to 9:00pm. We are looking for a counselor to work 8 hours shifts that fall within that time frame to conduct individual assessments and facilitate group therapy.



Availability Range: Monday-Thursday 8:30am -9:30pm; Friday 8:30am- 5:00pm



Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy experience preferred
  • DUAL (Substance Use related Disorders and General Mental Health) experience preferred
  • Bilingual- Spanish is a plus
  • At least 3 plus months in social services setting with IOP experience
  • Working knowledge of general mental health disorders and interventions
  • Relevant knowledge of mental health services and resources in the Greater Austin area
  • Clinical skills utilized telephonically is a plus


Preferred Education & Licensure: 

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or similar behavioral health field
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.
  • 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. 
  • Function as 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. Plan treatments and review physician cases. Interact with insurance companies regarding mental health claims and provide 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 160,000 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, 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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