Behavioral Health Counselor
Provides triage, assessment, and treatment to patients and families, assists with disposition planning and provision of education and resources initiates psychiatric holds
This LCSW-BH will be the Code Gray team leader prepared to facilitate the creation of a milieu for resolution and de-escalation for patients and their families that have some level of escalation in the Outpatient Clinics. The ambulatory LCSW-BH must have the experience and ability to handle high-level crisis situations, de-escalation skills, and work with an interdisciplinary team to facilitate transitions of care from the ambulatory space back into the community or the next level of care.
Work Schedule: Full -Time
Implements counseling/therapy for assigned patients in both individual and group settings dependent upon program-specific
regulatory requirements. Interviews and assesses patients and/or patient’s families, caregivers, and/or legal representatives.
Determines provides and/or arranges for needed internal and external services/interventions. Participates and/or arranges
case reviews/care conferences to evaluate progress.
Assists with discharge planning and processes, including identification of community-based resources, and provides referrals
as part of the discharge plan. .
Utilizes appropriate teaching methods and/or referrals to ensure patient/family educational needs are met.
Minimum Required Education: Master’s Degree.
Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPC-C), Licensed Marriage
and Family Therapist Candidate (LMFT-C), or Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
Minimum Experience: None Required. Preferred: 2 years relevant experience
The pay range for this position is $29.54 – $44.31/ hour. Pay is dependent on the applicant’s relevant experience.
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.
UCHealth offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.
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