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EAP Specialist - Telecommute in Atlanta, GA - State License Required - 896912

Atlanta, GA 30303 Work Remotely
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    896912

For"those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity."We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral"health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and"help people live healthier lives while doingyour 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"youare located within one hour of Atlanta, GA you'll enjoy the"flexibility to telecommute*as you take on some tough challenges.

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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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You'll 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:



  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field
  • Current, unrestricted, independent behavioral health license in the State ofGeorgia (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD / PhD Licensed Psychologist)
  • 3+ years of clinical experience, POST Master's
  • 2+ years of experience with Windows PC applications, must be able to type and navigate around multiple systems, usingmultiple screens
  • 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""




Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Call Center experience
  • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Experience supporting an Employee Assistance Program
  • CEAP (or eligible to obtain)
  • Prior experience in both Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse, dual diagnosis


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.




Some of the steps we've taken to ensure employee well-being include:




  • Transitioned our new hire training classes to be conducted virtually

  • Launched our ProtectWell app and UnitedCARES program to help ease the burden and stress for our UnitedHealth Group team members and their immediate family affected by COVID-19

  • Daily updates from our CEO Dave Wichmann to support and inspire team members during this challenging time

  • Onsite social distancing and increased sanitization measures for employees who have been welcomed back to our offices

  • Fully cover the COVID-19 healthcare costs for our employees

  • Employees who self-identify as high risk or who live with someone who is high risk have been asked to remain working from home




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


What we do defines who we are. Take a deeper look at how we're providing support during this global health crisis and search for a way you can get involved. View our COVID-19 Resources Page: click here.


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.



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.


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










Job Keywords: EAP Counselor, EAP Consultant, Social Worker, Therapist, Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Employee Assistance Program, Atlanta, GA, remote, telecommute, work from home, work at home, WFH, WAF, hiring immediately

Posted: 2020-11-04 Expires: 2020-12-26

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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