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EAP Clinical Counselor

Primary Location: Austin, TX
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford, TX-Austin
This is a telework role following required training in either Hartford, CT or Austin, TX. Qualified applicants will reside within driving distance to Hartford or Austin.

The required hours are Sunday-Thursday 9:30pm- 6:00am EST.

Responsible for provision of telephone-based consultation, counseling and informational services to members. Provides one-time or ongoing counseling and lifestyle management services, leveraging the outcomes tools in support of optimal care.Must hold a clinical license in their state.

Fundamental Components:
- Provides telephone triage, crisis intervention and related services.
- Assesses members immediate clinical needs and utilizes appropriate clinical tools to identify and provide services.
- Engages members and provides immediate support and assists with coping skills to address ongoing lifestyle management.
- Determines appropriate intervention, action steps in dealing with members situational concerns including members in crisis.
- Provides telephone counseling to individuals with a variety of presenting issues including but not limited to mental, emotional, disorders, conditions, addictions, lifestyle management and work-life concerns.
- Can consist of individual, joint or family sessions,
- Can be stand alone or on-going sessions
- Provides clinical services utilizing a variety of advanced clinical assessments, therapeutic interventions and/or models, which supports the level of care and engagement of members and are in alignment with the members theory of change.
- Uses appropriate and acceptable judgment, clinical theories, knowledge, methods, ethics, and professional use of self to restore or enhance social, psychosocial, or biopsychosocial functioning of members.

Background Experience:
-One of the following licenses is required: LPC, LMFT or LCSW
-Experience in facilitating patient/client positive behavioral change required
-Call Center experience is preferred
-Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence required
-Crisis intervention skills preferred
-Strong computer and literacy skills required
-2+ years of EAP, BH or Social Services exp preferred
-Exp in handling mental health and psychiatric care, family situations, relationships required
-Must be comfortable working an overnight schedule.

Additional Job Information:
Effective communication, telephonic and organization skills.Computer literacy in order to navigate through internal/external computer systems, including Excel and Microsoft Word.Ability to effectively participate in a multi-disciplinary team including internal and external participants.Proficiency in multi-tasking and utilizing a multi-line phone system.Familiarity with basic terminology and concepts used in employee assistance/human services programs.

Required Skills:
Benefits Management - Understanding Clinical Impacts, General Business - Consulting for Solutions, General Business - Maximizing Work Practices

Desired Skills:
Service - Creating a Differentiated Service Experience, Service - Demonstrating Service Discipline, Service - Working Across Boundaries

Functional Skills:
Clinical / Medical - Direct patient care (hospital, private practice)

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - Microsoft Explorer, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word

Mental Health - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health - Licensed Mental Health Counseler, Mental Health - Licensed Professional Counselor

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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