Employee Assistance Counselor - MSW, LICSW, or LCSW

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 170283-1A
Date Posted: Dec 10, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

Save Job Job Saved

Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Provides comprehensive assistance to colleagues including: assessment, information and referral, follow-up, short-term problem resolution, motivational counseling, in-house marketing to staff, consultations and training programs for a wide range of concerns. Provides confidential counseling, support, crisis intervention and other work-life services to individuals and groups.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Conducts psychosocial assessments, time limited counseling, helping colleagues define goals, plan action and gain insight.
  • Provides critical incident, debriefing and grief support for individuals and groups.
  • Requires expertise in substance abuse, domestic abuse, grief counseling, workplace problems, and management consultation. 
  • Consult, train, and assist leaders regarding management of behavioral health concerns.
  • Works collaboratively with support services such as employee health, clergy, and wellness-related committees.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and develops referral relationships with local behavioral health and substance abuse providers
  • Assists with department events and operations
  • Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities
  • Participates in program promotion, health and wellness activities and contributes to organization’s culture of safety
  • Performs timely follow up with colleagues
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSW, LICSW, or LCSW degree required or equivalent counseling degree
  • Experience in providing social work services in health care environment preferred
  • Experience in facilitating therapy and psycho educational groups
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of health care operations preferred
  • May require occasional weekend or evening work based on colleague needs
  • Technically astute with strong working knowledge of standard office applications and computer operations
  • Ability to work independently 


40 Hour / Day

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.