Deliver direct clinical services to faculty and staff for Work/Life Connections-EAP. The Clinical Counselor is responsible for making independent decisions regarding clinical assessment, treatment planning, and management of caseload and recommendations for employee return to work within the Program guidelines. Provides services under the clinical supervision of the EAP Clinical Manager. Reports to the Manager of Work/Life Connections-EAP.
The Employee Assistance Program of Work/Life Connections-EAP is available to Vanderbilt staff including full-time, part-time, and TempForce employees and their spouses. Personal and family problems can impact the workplace by affecting the employee's focus, health, and other productivity concerns. In 1992, Vanderbilt created a dedicated, internal Employee Assistance Program, later renamed Work/Life Connections-EAP (WLC-EAP), which emerged out of the Occupational Health Clinic in the Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Section. The Work/Life Connections-Employee Assistance Program is like a travel agent for psychological support services. With experienced, trained EAP counselors, staff at Vanderbilt report that WLC-EAP is a great place to start to resolve personal or workplace concerns. Employees seek services from WLC-EAP to deal with a variety of issues (stress, emotional health, relationships, family, financial, alcohol, drug, and other personal concerns). WLC-EAP can also help an employee formulate a plan for expanding communication and personal interaction skills which may impact other workplace issues.
Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, or Substance Abuse Professional
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Conducts assessment and referral of employees with personal and job related problems.
Provides short-term counseling, as appropriate.
Provides crisis intervention and CISM (critical incident stress management services) for individuals and groups of employees in response to traumatic events as needed.
Monitors and supports employees in recovery from chemical dependency, particularly the impaired nurses and physicians. Arranges their re-entry into the workplace as appropriate. Encourage employees to sign an alcohol and drug agreement with WLC-EAP. Works closely with the Professional Assistance Programs and treatment centers. Intervenes as needed with employees who do not comply with agreement. Conducts discharge planning meetings with employees and counselor at the treatment center.
Performs management consultations to facilitate early identification, intervention, and referral of employees with job performance problems.
Participates on an as needed basis with policy initiatives especially related to the Drug Free Workplace and Violence in the Workplace.
Assists Organizational Manager with training's and educational workshops as appropriate.
Maintains confidentiality of all WLC-EAP client records. Provides documentation of client's biopsychological needs, assessment and treatment plan recommendations.
Updates a resource and referral directory of Vanderbilt and other community resources.
Participates in WLC-EAP staff meetings to discuss client cases, particularly complex cases requiring supervision.
Coordinates the return to work transition with employees and managers, as appropriate. Employees may have been hospitalized (inpatient and/or outpatient) due to a medical condition. This condition may be due to physical health, psychiatric or substance abuse.
Provides supervision for graduate social work interns, when applicable.
Serves as liaison between WLC-EAP, Human Resource Services, and other departments.
Internal: The nature of the work performed by this position is extremely confidential, involving risk-management decisions that require frequent communication and collaboration with the Work/Life Connections-EAP Manager, Work/Life Connections - EAP Assistant Manager, and the Health and Wellness Medical Director. The position requires the development of effective relationships with internal departments such as Employee Relations, Occupational Health Clinic, Police and Security, Recruitment and Staffing, Risk Management, Legal and other areas as appropriate.
External: The confidential nature of the work requires that the Work/Life Connections EAP strictly adhere to Federal Confidentiality Guidelines, including those for Alcohol and Drug. Communications occur between Work/Life Connections EAP treatment centers, Professional Assistance Programs, medical centers and/or clinics, physicians, facilities, family members, Department of Human Services, private therapists and other individuals or agencies as needed.
Patient/Student Contact: May have occasional contact with employees who are patients at Vanderbilt or other facilities.
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