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Mental Health Counselor

Lubbock, Texas
Job Type
Full Time
28 Sep 2021
Covenant Health is seeking a Full-time, Day Shift Mental Health Counselor for Patient Care Department at Covenant Children's Hospital.

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Job Summary:

The Pediatric Mental Health Counselor provides mental health counseling and psychosocial support to pediatric patients and their families at Covenant Children's.

Essential Functions:

* Provides quality mental health counseling as recognized by the American Counseling Association standards.

* Provides individual and family therapy, cognitive supportive therapy, psychoeducation, and crisis intervention services using evidence-based practice.

* Provide behavioral psychosocial assessments to patients admitted to the pediatric emergency department.

* Participates with the treatment team in determining appropriate patient care and treatment planning.

* Provides developmentally-based emotional and behavioral support to children and siblings from ages birth through 18 years coping with illness and hospitalization.

* Provides mental health counseling to the caregivers and families of pediatric patients.

* Assists in training and supervision of practicum and counselor intern students and counselors-in-training.

* Obtains and distributes appropriate materials to clients, families, groups, and agencies that promote supportive and mental health services for families of children coping with illness.

* Women's Mental Health:
* Provide additional mental health services to women's services including labor & delivery, antepartum, and mom/baby.

* Provide counseling and mental health services to parents with infants on the NICU.

Minimum Position Requeirements


* Master's Degree Behavioral Health Clinical Field: Community Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy.

Licenses and Certifications:

* Current licensure or working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Social Worker with Accredited Clinical Practitioner status, or Marriage and Family Therapist.

Preferred Position Qualifications:


* 1 year Experience in direct delivery of counseling services.

* Hospital experience.

* Pediatric experience.

* Women's Mental Health:

* Experience in post-partum depression.

Covenant Health is celebrating over 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.

For over 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.

As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.

Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:

Covenant Medical Center - CMC

Covenant Children's

Covenant Specialty

Covenant Plainview - PLV

Covenant Levelland - LVL

Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock)

Covenant Medical Group (CMG)

Covenant Health Partners

Hospice of Lubbock

Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.

Covenant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as "on call, per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.
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  • Job Reference: 382424312-2
  • Date Posted: 28 September 2021
  • Employer: St. Joseph Health
  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mental Health
  • Job Type: Full Time