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Counselor/Social Worker

Job Code:  230337
Facility: Brentwood Behavioral Health of Louisiana
Location: SHREVEPORT, LA US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Category: Professionals
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

The Counselor/Social Worker will develop and coordinate individualized discharge plans for patients and to provide quality counseling care directly and indirectly to patients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and coordinates an individualized discharge plan for the patient by utilizing treatment team and chart information to determine the patient's aftercare needs.
  • Identifies and assesses family or community resources such as, group homes, or mental health practitioners to meet patients' aftercare needs.
  • Communicates with referral sources and other appropriate parties regarding patients' progress.
  • Develops and implements a plan of treatment, in conjunction with members of multi-disciplinary team.
  • Conducts didactic and other appropriate patient groups.
  • Coordinates and implements patients' discharge.
  • Attends and participates in department and other program or clinical and administrative meetings.

    Brentwood Hospital is a 200-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Brentwood has served Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas for more than 40 years. We provide quality services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We help individuals and families achieve optimal mental health, resulting in improved quality of life. A dedicated professional team provides individualized treatment, meeting the personal needs of our customers in a safe and nurturing environment.

    Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.


This opportunity is available to individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work
  • LPC, LMSW, or LCSW licensure
  • Experience with working with adults in a Mental Health Setting
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and knowledge of telephone etiquette is required
  • Ability to interact in a positive manner and to communicate well with co-workers, supervisor and other hospital employees
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to maintain information as highly confidential
  • Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift & grasp
  • Successful completion of Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) within 90 days of employment 

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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