Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Psychotherapist - Atrium Health Behavioral Health Abbey Place - Employee Assistance - FT Variable

$ Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 68708
Job Family: Behavioral Health Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Mon-Fri 8-7; 2 nights until 7pm; on-call 4-5 times per year
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 46511014843804-Employee Assistance


Shift:  Variable; 40hrs/wk.

This position is Sign-on Bonus eligible for a bonus of $3,000 for Full Time positions.

Job Summary

Provides behavioral health services to patients. Completes psychosocial assessment and direct treatment by individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy. Provides evaluation, referral, emergency and follow up services for both internal employees of Atrium Health as well as external employees of companies with which we contract EAP services. Assists employees and their families cope with work, medical, social, emotional, substance, legal, and other personal problems which they may be experiencing.

Essential Functions

  • Develops, implements and evaluates patient care according to identified needs.
  • Manages clients in crisis utilizing appropriate therapeutic skills and assessment techniques.
  • Writes appropriate treatment plans according to patient diagnosis, age and clinical presentation. Writes appropriate discharge plans based on individual needs of client and follows through with termination process.
  • Collaborates with appropriate guardians and community agencies to insure effective service delivery.
  • Completes patient care assignments with attention to detail and accuracy. Provides accurate and consistent documentation of patient care/response in the medical record. Completes accurate and timely billing information.
  • Designs, plans, implements effective patient education.
  • Maintains open lines of communication, collaborates with healthcare team for patient outcome.


  • Conducts assessments with EAP clients, formulates appropriate counseling goals, and performs counseling or a referral to meet the client's needs.
  • Provides short-term counseling for clients not needing extensive treatment from an outside source.
  • Provides follow-up with clients to evaluate continuity and effectiveness of the outside services, if referred.
  • Serves as liaison between the client and their employer, HR department, and/or outside referrals for mandatory referrals or clients referred for drug positives as outlined in the specific company's policy.
  • Provides a broad range of presentations to assist employees in coping with problems or issues which have been identified by EAP experience, staff and management requests, or Atrium Health requests.
  • Provides orientations to employees and management for both internal and external clients.
  • Offers consultation services to management/leadership.
  • If full-time or part-time, is an account manager for external contracts (PRN counselors are not responsible for these items).
  • If full-time or part-time, participates in the on-call rotation for after-hours emergency coverage; PRN counselors do not cover call.
  • Recognizes and responds to emergency situations and handling them effectively as outlined in the EAP protocols, which may require coverage outside of normal working hours.
  • Assists EAP Director/Program Coordinators with marketing, sales, data collection, and record keeping, development of protocols, and program development.
  • Assists with the functions necessary to run an office, including answering phones, filing, general office duties, and other tasks as determined necessary by the EAP Director.
  • Participates in EAP, Departmental, Hospital, and Atrium committees, task forces, and other assignments as requested by the EAP Director or Hospital Administration.

Physical Requirements
Works in patient care areas including hospital units, emergency room, individual offices and conference areas with exposure to potentially combative and hostile patients. Work requires frequent moving from one area to another, answering pages, and coordinating and communicating with other staff persons in various disciplines and agencies. Adequate vision is required for behavioral observations of clients to be alert for emergency and/o unsafe conditions. Adequate hearing is required for providing counseling services. Proper speaking and language skills are required to provide counseling. Stretching and bending may be required. Lifting ten pounds may be required. Capacity to sit for long periods of time.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Master's degree in a relevant human services field such as Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited school of graduate education required. Full licensure in NC required. 2 years clinical experience required. CPI and CPR training required for psychotherapist working in inpatient psychiatric setting. Current professional licensure in the state of the counselor's practice required to practice counseling. 3 years experience in EAP related service preferred. CEAP certification preferred.