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Psych Care Unit Counselor

Hickory, North Carolina

Req ID 7469-8508 Post Date Oct. 28, 2023 CategoryBehavioral Health FacilityFrye Regional Medical Center

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Administrator, this individual completes assessments/treatment planning, provides therapies and conducts case management/discharge planning for behavioral health patients



Frye Regional Medical Center, located in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina is a 355-bed acute care hospital, 81-bed Behavioral Health facility and more than 70 primary and specialty care providers.


Essential Functions

  • Completes Psychosocial Assessments within 72 hours of admission.
  • Responsible for completing and updating the BH Master Treatment Plan.
  • Conducts group, individual and family therapies.
  • Responsible for case management/discharge planning.
  • Assesses patient’s progress and documents appropriately.
  • Collaborates with team to include but not limited to psychiatrists, nurses, mental health technicians, recreation therapists, utilization management, administration and outside agencies.


Benefits - Wide range of benefits options!

  • Here at Frye, you choose your own Medical, Dental, and Vision plans from a variety of competitive options that give you the coverage that best fits your needs.
  • HSA
  • 401(K) retirement plan contributions
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Prescription Assistance with OptumRx
  • Income protection programs for the entire family such as life insurance, Short/Long-term Disability, and Identity Theft.
  • Employee Assistance program at no cost to you to provide emotional, legal, financial, and daily life support for your entire household. Services are available 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week.
  • Free travel and entertainment discount program to ensure you enjoy your time away from work.


Why join our team?

Frye Regional Medical Center employs more than 1500 professional and clinical staff. Our medical center is a 355-bed acute care facility which offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. Frye Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet the healthcare needs of our community. We believe our employees are our most valuable assets in accomplishing this goal and we have made great strides to ensure employee satisfaction. If you are passionate about changing lives, we are looking for you!

Minimum Education

Masters Degree in a mental health field from an accredited institution preferred.



  • Current NC License as an LCSW, LCMHC, LPA or LMFT preferred
  • Current NC License as an LCAS preferred.
  • Handle with Care Certification required with 6 months of hire or transfer into the position.


Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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