Behavioral Health Counselor 3

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $48,900
Maximum: $75,600



Application Deadline



San Diego
United States


UC San Diego

Behavioral Health Counselor 3

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/20/2018

Salary Range: $48,900 - $75,600 /year

Employees in this position perform specialized duties that require knowledge of recognized therapeutic methods for resolution of occupational and or psychological problems using formal training in assessment, evaluation, and interpretation of behavioral health issues. An understanding of human growth and development, and the ability to distinguish between psychological/emotional health and psychiatric disability is required. Knowledge and skill in clinical interviewing, crisis intervention and debriefing, management consultation, violence prevention education, program planning and development, and addictions screening and referral required.

Specialized knowledge of industry standards for employee assistance programming and adult behavioral health care across the lifespan is required. FSAP staff use psychological techniques to interview, appraise, and formulate goals for problem resolution for academic and staff employees, retirees and members of employees families. Organize, structure, and conduct educational workshops, team interventions, support groups.

Train individuals or units in identification of problem behavior and appropriate referral methods. Provide consultation to supervisors and managers. Assess emergent and urgent situations and recommend solutions. Case manage, professionally refer and follow-up for in-patient/outpatient treatment. Prepare and maintain confidential case files. Maintain professional mental health license through continuing education and adherence to legal and ethical standards of the State of California and industry specific associations.


• Thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.

• Minimum of a Master's Degree in mental/behavioral health field from an accredited university plus three to five (3 - 5) years post-licensure experience as a professional licensed mental health provider in the State of California.

• Proven one to three (1 - 3) years of full-time, career (non-internship) Employee Assistance Program experience with and knowledge of salient trends in Employee Assistance and Applied Behavioral Health.

• Thorough knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights. Demonstrated knowledge of and responsibility for upholding laws governing the practice of mental health and behavioral health care in the State of California.

• Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic approach and modify as necessary. Ability to work in a clinically self-sufficient manner with adults, employee groups, faculty members, international employees, retirees and household members.

• Demonstrated ability to evaluate behavioral conditions that impact and/or impede work performance and relational functioning, and to assess severity in order to treat or refer appropriately.

• Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops. Skill and ability to constructively guide and teach adults, to speak confidently in public and to work effectively in groups or teams of adult employees, including faculty members. Skill in group design, planning, facilitation and evaluative documentation.

• Highly effective problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Demonstrated ability to use good clinical judgment and professional boundaries when assessing, treating and counseling employees.

• Strong skill in analyzing, planning and implementing clinical interventions based on knowledge of theory of human behavior, human systems and organizational change.

• Demonstrated skill in the management of serious incidents including suicide intervention, accidents/illnesses, death/loss, self-injurious behaviors, and threat assessment practices.

• Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with a diverse client group. Ability to effectively and competently work from a broad definition of diversity; to think logically and to choose creative and compassionate clinical interventions without undue influence from personal bias, stereotype or stigma.

• Highly effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to tactfully and effectively communicate with faculty and staff from all areas of the university community or similar academic institutions.

• Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp concepts, understand concepts and situations, and offer creative solutions to problems of human functioning.

• Knowledge of business software and specialized applications/systems used in behavioral health settings. Including experience with tele-mental health.


• Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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