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Licensed Clinical Social Worker Pediatrics Counselor
Cahaba Medical Care Foundation Alabaster, AL

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Pediatrics Counselor

Cahaba Medical Care Foundation
Alabaster, AL
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Description


Reports to Director of Behavioral Health

Summary: Provide behavioral health consultation, individual counseling, and group counseling

to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psycho-social functioning.

Responsibilities: Include the following.

● Provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health patients.

● Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving


● Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.

● Actively participate in meetings that support Cahaba’s integrated health care model to

provide comprehensive care for patients.

● Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further

psychological or physical deterioration.

● Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use

of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education

to improve self-management of chronic disease.

● Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric

problems and/or disorders.Teach patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and

treatment enhancement techniques.

● Monitor the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient

services and making recommendations for improvement.

● Coordinates with patients for behavioral health treatment plan creation and


● Maintains scheduled appointments for individual counseling and family counseling

sessions and documentation of encounters within the EMR

● Facilitates Group Counseling Sessions

● Function as the Primary Counselor within the assigned clinic.

● Manages crisis intervention within your assigned clinic.

● Participates in provider/ Behavioral Health meetings

● Other duties as assigned.


Education/Experience: Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling

Certificates and Licenses: Licensed in the State of Alabama as a Licensed Master

Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW),

Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); or if

unlicensed, under the supervision of a LICSW, LPC, or PhD.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have

knowledge of Word Processing software.


● Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for

medical and mental health conditions.

● Ability to work through brief patient contacts, group facilitation, 60 minute therapeutic

counseling sessions as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental

and behavioral conditions.

● Ability to adjust to the pace of primary care, work with an interdisciplinary team, and

have strong communication skills.

● Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology

● Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of

selected chronic conditions.

● Maintains Alabama license, if applicable, in good standing

● Submits to the necessary components to maintain privileging within the clinic including

background checks, random drug screens, peer reviews by CMO, certification of fitness

to perform duties, and willingness to comply with the various quality improvement



Cahaba Medical Care Foundation

Alabaster, AL
35007 USA



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