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Behavioral Health Counselor

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Applications will not be accepted via email or US mail, please submit your application materials through the University at Buffalo ubjobs website. Please do not call to inquire about application status, qualified candidates will be contacted. Applicants should supply contact information for 3 professional references. Thank you.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Behavioral Health Counselor
Classification Title Counselor
Posting Number R1700126
Employer Research Foundation
Appointment Type
Position Type
Appointment Term
Salary Grade E.7
Strategic Strength

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The behavioral health counselor provides behavioral health services in a manner that upholds the health center’s mission and quality standards and results in better patient health outcomes and overall satisfaction. The behavioral health counselor works closely with the primary care provider, care coordinator, and a consulting psychiatrist to revise the treatment plan when patients are not improving, and offers a brief course of counseling.

Minimum Qualifications

• One of the following:
-Master’s degree in social work, or related field, with a minimum of two years’ experience as a therapist and a current license to practice in New York as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

• Capacity to work as part of an inter-professional team.
• Capacity to work with individuals and families in a culturally sensitive, confidential, respectful, caring, professional manner
• Capacity to demonstrate reflective listening
• Capacity to work with graduate students in health professions such as Nursing and Social Work.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with substance abuse, depression and depression treatment. Experience working with medically ill and/or minority population. Prior experiences with brief, structured counseling techniques inclu-ding motivational interviewing.

Doctoral degree in psychology, with a minimum of two years’ experience as a therapist and a current license to practice in New York as a Psychologist

Physical Demands
Salary Range $58,000 - $65,000
Work Hours
FTE 1.00
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will not be accepted via email or US mail, please submit your application materials through the University at Buffalo
ubjobs website. Please do not call to inquire about application status, qualified candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should supply contact information for 3 professional references. Thank you.

Close DateExternal Closing Date 07/18/2018
Open Until Filled No

Contact Information

Contact's Name Lynn Emminger
Contact's Title HR and Facilities Manager
Contact's Email emmingly@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-829-6807

Posting Dates

Posted 07/19/2017
Deadline for internal applicants
Deadline for external applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents