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Intake Counselor - LCSW- LMSW - LPC

Kingwood Pines Hospital Houston Full-Time
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One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Kingwood Pines Hospital is a 116 bed facility located in the beautiful residential Kingwood community.  We are located about 30 miles northeast of the Houston Medical Center.  The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services.  We serve children, adolescents, and adults for psychiatric and behavioral health.  The hospital also has services in intensive outpatient and partial hospital program services.

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Kingwood Pines Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Intake Counselor (LCSW, LMSW, LPC). The Intake Counselor provides psychiatric assessments and basic medical screening to all psychiatric and chemical dependency patients presented for assessment and evaluation. Coordinates the admission process for inpatient, partial or outpatient programs.  Facilitates referrals for outpatient services and other community resources.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform initial basic medical screening and appropriate clinical assessment on all persons who present for an evaluation.
  • Recognizes signs and symptoms of chemical dependency disorders and applies/utilizes appropriate treatment interventions.
  • Recognizes signs and symptoms of mental health disorders and applies/utilizes appropriate treatment interventions.
  • Assess, direct, and intervene in crisis situations.
  • Perform and document all pre-certifications on all admissions.
  • Facilitate referrals to outpatient treatment services.
  • Assume personal responsibility for excellent customer service.
  • Respond to telephone and face-to-face inquiries from persons seeking behavioral health services.
  • Document calls and related information on Intake form and enters data into computer system.
  • Stay abreast of organization’s programs and services.
  • Assist Director with performance monitors.

This Opportunity Provides The Following:

  • UHS is Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Extended Sick Leave Bank
  • Education Reimbursement & Assistance


Job Requirements


Position Requirements:

  • Education:  Master’s Degree Social Worker, Psychology, or related field.
  • Experience: One (1) year experience in a psychiatric, behavioral health setting preferred. Experience may be obtained as an intern.  
  • Licensure Required:  Licensed Master Social Worker or, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or, Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Additional Requirements:   Must complete and maintain training in CPR and HWC – aggression management, crisis intervention and restraint training. Training may be obtained during first week of employment during new hire orientation.

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

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.


Skills required

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lcsw)
Radiation Treatment Planning
Licensed Social Worker
Substance Dependence
Community Mental Health Services
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Kingwood Pines treatment center offers inpatient treatment, outpatient services, and partial hospitalization programs for those suffering from psychiatric, behavioral health, or chemical dependency issues. We provide a caring and calm environment and treat all patients with respect and dignity. Our programs are able to serve all ages including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Specifically in regards to our inpatient programs, out treatment center has 116 licensed acute care inpatients beds: 16 for PICU, 18 for adult psych/16 chemical dependency, 16 for geriatric care, 16 for adolescent boys, 18 for adolescent girls, and 16 for children. All of our physicians are board certified in general psychiatry. In addition we have three board certified physicians in addiction psychiatry, three in geriatric psychiatry, and two in forensic psychiatry.

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