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Estimated Pay $27 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Pikeville, Kentucky

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Job Description

LCSW and/or LPCC Behavioral Health Counselor - Rev.1.0.


The Licensed Counselor is a counseling professional who provides treatment and support to assist patients in their recovery from addiction and mental health, assists with modifying problem behaviors; maintains standards of professional counseling practice in accordance with center policies and procedures; participates as an interdisciplinary team member to facilitate the best patient experience and positive clinical outcome. This position contributes to the overall success of the Behavioral Health department by performing all essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Conducts individual, group counseling sessions and documents as required;
  • Maintains a patient caseload consistent with company standards
  • Responsible for initial assessments, as well as follow up assessment, for patients;
  • Prepares an individual treatment plan / care plan for each assigned patient;
  • May act as a liaison between referral sources and patients;
  • May plan for aftercare for patients;
  • Will coordinate with case management for patients, insuring individualized quality care;
  • Evaluates patients needs and determines if referrals to other programs or facilities is needed;
  • Ensures all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents are completed timely and in a clear, concise manner;
  • Complies with organizational policies, procedures and performance improvement initiatives;
  • Responsible for ensuring that medical records for patients are in full compliance with company or clinic policies, federal and state laws and regulations at all times;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to patients and their family members, guests and other members of the health care team;
  • Exhibits therapeutic rapport with patients maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful of personal space, giving patients direct attention and while maintaining rational detachment;
  • Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time;
  • Assists in assessment of patient interest in and appropriateness for the MAT program; assists with managing MAT patient registries to promote patient care plan adherence, follow up and appointment scheduling;
  • Attends MAT collaborative meetings and team meetings;
  • Continues professional development through in-service education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position; complies with Human Resource requirements;
  • Communicates and collaborates with providers and all members of the multi-disciplinary health care team as needed to facilitate MAT patient registries, care delivery appointments and community outreach activities;
  • Works in partnership with addiction facilities, mental health and primary care agencies toward goals of collaborated care for patients
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations;
  • Must be able to apply sound judgement beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations;
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to detail;

Teamwork & Communication

  • Maintain willingness to serve on a variety of committees and coordinate other counselor’s/therapist’s participation on said committees. Demonstrate operational knowledge within scope of practice.
  • Address all issues, within scope, in a professional and timely manner, and in accordance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Willingness to help other professionals within field obtain their hours needed while in pursuit of their licensure pre/post masters.


  • Willing to travel and coordinate with all associated clinics both present and future.
  • Coordinate and assist with any crisis intervention service as needed during work hours and after hours if properly warranted.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required: Master’s Degree in mental health counseling, social work, psychology, or related field. Active license in the state of KY as a clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist or psychologist. Applicants in pursuit of such a degree and licensure may be considered. Experience working in a counseling/behavioral health center, and/or working with MAT patients.

Preferred: At least Three (3) years of experience working in a counseling/therapy/behavioral health center. Qualified supervisor or held a position as a supervisor in the state of Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Outlook), preferably more experience with Excel and creating spreadsheets.
    • Working knowledge of Internet browsers and the ability to use the Internet to do research.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Communicate and work well with others in a professional office environment.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision; initiative is fundamental.
    • Ability to work independently and to take initiative to accomplish assigned tasks accurately and by established deadlines.