EAP Counselor -REQ. #22020

$24.00 hourly
  • Methodist Health Systems
  • Apr 15, 2021
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

Are you interested in doing good, helping others and making a difference? If so, please consider applying as a full-time counselor with Best Care EAP. We are part of the Nebraska Methodist Health System and are located at 9239 W Center Road in Omaha. This position is available to fully or provisionally licensed mental health practitioners in the state of Nebraska. Best Care EAP counselors provide short-term, solution-focused counseling to employees and dependent family members of contracted client organizations. Come help us support the well-being of our friends and neighbors in the Omaha community!
(While knowledge of substance use issues is helpful, you do not have to be a LADC to apply, nor will you be conducting diagnostic substance use assessments)

Job Requirements

  • Purpose of Job
    • Conducts high quality and effective short-term counseling
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Master's Degree in counseling, social work or another human services related field required.

    • Experience
      • Minimum one year experience in assessment and counseling of mental health and substance use/abuse problems required.
      • Employee Assistance Program experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • State licensure as a Nebraska Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP or LIMHP) required.
        • Provisional licenses will be considered.
      • Licensure in additional states preferred.
      • Additional preferred certifications: Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC), National Counselor Certification (NCC), Certified Marriage and Family Therapist (CMFT).
      • LADC is required for the Licensee Assistance Program (LAP) and Substance Abuse Expert (SAE) positions.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Skill with verbal and written communication.
      • Skill interacting with individuals experiencing crisis situations.
      • Knowledge of solution based short term counseling.
      • Knowledge of mental health and substance use/abuse issues.
      • Knowledge of workplace dynamics, management issues and employee relations issues.
      • Ability to travel occasionally.
      • Ability to work varied hours and days including weekends.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Balancing
        • Climbing
        • Carrying
        • Crawling
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Kneeling
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Hearing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Sitting

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Provide short-term, solution-focused counseling to individuals, couples and families of BCEAP contracted customer organizations through various communication methods (e.g., in-person, telephone, virtual meeting, etc.).
        • Accurately assess client needs and strengths.
        • Develop, update and review client goals and desired outcomes.
        • Implement counseling modalities in a culturally competent and compassionate manner.
        • Tailor services to the client, providing the best possible service.
        • Conduct substance use/abuse assessments and provide written reports (LAP and SAE).
        • Provide appropriate follow-up for problem resolution and well-being.
        • Support program satisfaction and outcomes measurement processes by actively encouraging clients to complete surveys.
        • Refer clients to specialized or long-term care as necessary.
        • Monitor long-term or ongoing care as needed (e.g. employer referrals-see #4).
      • Maintain acceptable satisfaction rate on all clinical services as measured by Satisfaction Surveys.
      • Maintain productivity at acceptable level.
      • Document all client contacts and case notes in the BCEAP electronic medical records system in a timely and accurate manner.
      • Provide consultation to employers about employee workplace performance issues and behavioral concerns and/or employer referrals.
        • Follow-up on employer referral cases as needed.
      • Provide services according to established ethical and professional standards.
      • Provide regular updates to Clinical Manager on cases and client care.
      • Provide on-call counseling as scheduled and as needed (regular FT/PT counselors only).
      • Provide critical incident response and support at client company locations as requested.
      • Maintain a working knowledge of local community referral resources to assist clients with long-term or specialized care.
        • Make appropriate, cost-effective referrals as needed.
      • Participate in department/program clinical and staff meetings and trainings.
      • Work constructively with BCEAP Management to continually improve process efficiency and improve service to members and customers.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
      • Other duties as assigned.
        • Completes 100% of other duties to enable successful provision of EAP service by completing these duties as measured and evaluated by EAP Clinical Supervisor.

Loan Forgiveness?

No