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Job Category:
Social Service
EAP Clinician-Chicago
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Job Description

Essential Functions:

* Adheres to New Directions Behavioral Health Mission Statement, Core Values, Code of Business Conduct, and Compliance Program.
* Complies with all Federal and applicable state laws and New Directions Behavioral Health Policies regarding privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information, and other designated information.
* Provides counseling services.

Education and Experience Required:

* A master's and/or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the corresponding professional association(s) in a clinical mental health field
* A current state license or state certification to practice as a mental health practitioner (e.g., social worker, clinical psychologist, marriage and family counselor and professional counselor) in the state(s) where practice takes place. If such licensure/certification is not available in that state, the individual will hold appropriate certification from a recognized national certification organization or board.
* Any counselor assigned to perform duties related to clients in other state, e.g., telephonic screening, CISM, assessment, counseling and referral; back-up for remote locations and short-term temporary case management must be licensed or certified in the state where he/she is physically located and have adequate knowledge of the state laws governing the mental health issues and clinical practice for the population they are serving.
* Authority to practice at the independent level without requiring state-mandated clinical supervision.
* Demonstrated capability to complete accurate bio-psychosocial assessments, including substance abuse assessments.
* Specialized experience and/or training in phone counseling
* A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience after receiving the graduate degree
* Counselors will be knowledgeable about federal and state laws governing privacy, confidentiality, duty to warn and child and elder abuse reporting requirements
* The EAP clinician will be bound by the laws of confidentiality and will discuss no specific clinical information with the referring supervisor unless the client has signed an authorization to use and disclose form authorizing the disclosure of specific information
* Preferred Certified Employee Assistance Professionals (CEAP) and or knowledge and experience in EAP Practice

About New Directions Behavioral Health

New Directions Behavioral Health is a full-service behavioral health organization based in the Kansas City area. We have provided Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services since 1978, and introduced behavioral health care carve-out services in 1995. New Directions provides managed behavioral health care and employee assistance services to 1.6 million members nationwide, with a network of credentialed providers in all 50 states and selected international locations. Our client companies include HMO, POS and PPO health plans, self-funded employers, union trusts, local and state governments, and employers across a broad spectrum of industries. Our mission is to enhance the well being of our clients and members through access to quality behavioral health care services, support and solutions. This mission drives our approach to services, which includes a unique focus on access to care, combining early identification strategies with proactive prevention and intervention services. With a reputation for clinical excellence and collaboration, New Directions seeks to use the full continuum of clinical resources available, and frequently works with local providers to augment the continuum of care. New Directions is fully accredited by NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) for its BCBSKC HMO business and by URAC (American Accreditation HealthCare Commission) for utilization management.