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EAP Specialist, Licensed - Telecommute in CA - 930189

San Diego, CA 92101 Work Remotely
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    930189

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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OptumHealth Behavioral Solutionshas multiple opportunities for Employee Assistance Program Counselors. The EAP Specialist is responsible for taking inbound calls to provide telephonic assessment and solution focused consultation to clients calling regarding their behavioral health benefits. In addition to assessment and triage, the successful candidate will engage in short-term problem resolution, authorization and referrals for routine and crisis callers.

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If you are located in California, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

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Schedule: This position is Monday - Friday from 9:45 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Answer inbound calls for EAP and Behavioral
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  • Assessment and triage, short - term problem resolution, authorization and referrals for routine and crisis callers
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  • Provide solution focused consultation to assist member with issue resolution
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  • Determine member eligibility and benefit coverage and triage as appropriate
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  • Update and enter clinical notes in care management database
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Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field
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  • Current, unrestricted, independent behavioral health license in the state of California (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD / PhD Licensed Psychologist)
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  • 3+ years of clinical experience, POST Master's
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  • 2+ years of experience with Windows PC applications, must be able to type and navigate around multiple systems, using multiple screens
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Call Center experience
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  • CEAP (or eligible to obtain)
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  • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
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  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
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  • Experience supporting an Employee Assistance Program
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  • Experience in both Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse, dual diagnosis
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UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. At this time, 90% of our non-clinical workforce transitioned to a work at home (remote) status. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.

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You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities: click here.

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Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy.

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: EAP Counselor, EAP Consultant, Social Worker, Therapist, Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Employee Assistance Program, CA, California, Remote, Telecommute, Work From Home, Work At Home, WFH, WAF, Hiring Immediately, RPO

Posted: 2021-05-15 Expires: 2021-07-09

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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