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UnitedHealth Group Onsite EAP Counselor - Per Diem - Hackensack, NJ in Hackensack, New Jersey

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

The Onsite EAP Counselor is a professional position responsible for providing onsite services to either a dedicated customer or customers in our overall book of business. Responsibilities range from assessment and referral, management consultations, training, and critical incident response. An Onsite EAP Counselor may also provide consultation to HR, program managers and supervisors on workplace and organizational issues.

This is a per diem role for a total of 8 hours per week (hours are guaranteed). Requires working two 4-hour shifts per week, 3:00pm-7:00pm (days are flexible). Position is non-exempt status and paid on an hourly basis.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct solution focused consultations; helping clients define goals, plan action and gain insight

  • Assess and refer to appropriate programs and services including but not limited to: Worklife, behavioral health, substance abuse / chemical dependency and community-based resources

  • Assist with referrals for members needing ongoing/additional counseling services

  • Provide limited after care monitoring (following up with employees and/or providers to ensure the safety of employees, continuation of treatment, etc.)

  • Provide manager consultation services on a variety of work-related issues such as; performance management, trauma impacting the workplace, organizational change, individual employee crisis intervention, coaching, and Work-life issues

  • Provide crisis intervention and management support in response to Critical Incidents

  • Conduct on-site training services for managers and employees (e.g. wellness seminars, Health fairs, Lunch & Learns)

  • Participate in monthly 1 on 1's, team meetings, and other customer meetings as required

  • Utilize UHG computer to accurately and thoroughly document member contact/case documentation accessing appropriate clinical case management system (s) within departmental time frame

  • Follow internal ethical and regulatory privacy policies such as HIPAA, maintain confidentiality and private health information of members. Follows state and federal licensing practices

  • Other projects as assigned by manager

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters / Doctoral degree in a recognized behavioral health discipline

  • Current, unrestricted license at the independent practice level in your state of residence

  • 3+ years of experience in a behavioral health setting

  • Ability to work onsite as needed

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EAP experience

  • CEAP

  • Experience in settings such as managed care, private or public clinics, with emphasis on mental health, chemical dependency, and work place issues

  • Training in EAP, workplace and organizational dynamics

  • Proficiency with all MS Office applications

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

  • Solid interpersonal skills required and the ability to work effectively among different levels of management and personnel

  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to manage stressful situations and multiple competing priorities

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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