Job Description

Job Title:                       Counselor, BH (Licensed)

Reports To:                   Director of Behavioral Health

Job Summary:                     Provides direct client education and counseling services to assigned individuals and groups participating in CCHCI services.


Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 


Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides intake, assessment, and behavioral health services for referred clients.
  • Provides individual counseling services dependent on degree and licensure. For example, if LISAC, can only counsel for substance abuse related concerns.
  • Documents and reviews documentation of behavioral health visits, such as, demographic data, treatment plans, psychosocial history, progress notes, discharge planning, etc.
  • Complete continuing education according to licensing board in timely manner.
  • Continues to be in good standing with licensing board and will complete renewals in timely manner to avoid lapse in licensure.
  • Oversees and assists each assigned client with individualized service planning and reviews.
  • Provides culturally sensitive therapy modalities and develops and provides new services.
  • Assists in clinical discharge planning, referring clients to, or providing alternative services.
  • Provides consultation and training to providers and staff about behavioral health services and clients.
  • Provides reports and utilization management documents to providers and agencies involved in client's care.
  • Participates in Behavioral Health team and other quality improvement and staff meetings as needed.
  • Coordinates and facilitates groups to support program goals and develops structure of content.


Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Master’s degree in behavioral health or related program.
  • Must be licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Social Worker, or other license as appropriate.
  • One to two years of experience with patient/client care in a behavioral health setting strongly preferred.
  • Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement.
  • Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.


Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence, and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, internal providers and staff and other agency staff working in cooperation with the organization.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to occasionally exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computers, telephone, and other office machinery.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.



Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Ability to skillfully gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments and make decisions requiring considerable independent judgment.
  • Displays a high level of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.


Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work requires reliable transportation as the position requires frequent travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Work requires the ability to be contacted by cell phone during or outside of regular work hours.