Behavioral Health Counselor

$1,000 SIGNING BONUS paid at 90 days.


Locations: Hardy and Augusta Counties; Baker, WV (on-site) and Romney, WV (on-site)

Monday-Friday (no weekends) – Onsite from 8 am – 4:30 pm

From $60,000 – $75,000 

Do you want to grow your career and work for a great organization?  If so, this is the career move for you.

This large and stable federally funded regional healthcare organization with multiple locations in Hardy, Grant, and Hampshire counties seeks a school-Based/Clinic Based Mental Health Therapist.

You will perform a broad array of behavioral health activities independently while still under the general direction of a supervisor. Such activities usually include but are not limited to case finding, screening/ assessment, programmatic intake, programmatic case management, supportive counseling, psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation with parents, administrators, educators, and colleagues, education and training, and case-related administration.

As a School-Based/Clinic-Based Mental Health Therapist, you need to be able to function independently, use sound clinical judgment, and have the ability to prioritize tasks. You must effectively form relationships with other therapists, social workers, psychologists, referred sources, service agencies, educators, parents, community members, and students.

All Behavioral Health Therapists provide assessment, psychotherapy, and counseling services as part of our behavioral health program. You will work independently and collaboratively as a member of a Primary Care Team. Behavioral Health therapists will be utilized in our Health Centers and School-Based Centers.


  • Provide excellent consumer service through positive communication, cooperation, and professional behavior.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with other agencies that assist clients.
  • Assess clients’ needs, individual students, classes, and the entire student body and school community.
  • Develop, modify, and implement program components to meet identified needs.
  • Respond to referrals from educators, parents, students, and primary care providers.
  • Conduct appropriate individual assessments through formal or informal evaluation techniques, including intake, clinical interviews with clients, and collaterals as appropriate, psychological tests as indicated. Refer for complete psychological testing and psychiatric evaluation as indicated.
  • Provide supportive counseling/psychotherapy to reduce existing emotional disabilities, prevent the development of emotional disability, and enhance individual family function.
  • Provide consultation and education services to enhance prevention and intervention activities for the community, parents, school staff, and colleagues. Consultation with school administration, teachers, and parents on behalf of individual students and to assist in classroom management and school policy modifications, which enhance the mental health of students, staff, and families, is an essential component of this position.
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative relationship with school staff and the clinic while maintaining the confidentiality of client information.
  • Respond to emergencies responsibly and appropriately.
  • Function as a team member in the school setting without losing sight of the significant role of the school as education and the therapist’s position as a guest of the school.
  • Function as lead staff for the team, including this position, and a mental health social worker as a larger school-based services team member.
  • Provide training for school staff and families within program areas.
  • Utilize supervision and implement prescribed activities.
  • Perform case-related administration such as chart management, filing, consumer information, and appointment setting.

Your evaluations will include self-evaluation and review by professional peers by performing chart audits annually. The evaluation will consist of a review of knowledge and techniques of mental health diagnosis and treatment, including knowledge of tests, referral patterns, patient rapport, and record maintenance. Also, the Behavioral Health Director will complete an annual evaluation with the Medical Director’s input.


A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Professional Counseling from an accredited institution.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree and a West Virginia license (LPC, LGSW, LCSW, LICSW, or Psychologist).

1-5 years of experience

You must be eligible for a professional license in West Virginia and certified to provide therapy services.

You must demonstrate knowledge of Basic Mental Health and Substance Abuse screening, diagnosis, and management; Normal and Abnormal child development; Normal and Abnormal functions of families; Rural resources and how to access them; Local, state, and federal regulations related to services, the function of school systems, exceptional education principles and practices, and the role of educators; and Behavior management and assessment techniques.

Experience working with adults, families, children, and adolescents is preferred.

Benefits: The firm offers a bonus for good work and a bonus for increased work billable hours; 401(k) with company matching; Tuition aid of 3 to 5 days per year pd ($1,500 per year); Dental insurance – 90% paid by the employer; Disability insurance – 90% paid by the employer; Health insurance -90% paid by the employer; Life, vision insurance; Loan repayment program; Paid time off – 4 personal days, 2 weeks’ vacation, 64 hours sick leave, and 6 holidays

The firm also offers relocation assistance