INTAKE COUNSELOR Job at Shift Evening, West Columbia, SC

  • Shift Evening
  • West Columbia, SC

Job Description


Full Time Intake Counselor Opportunity

At Three Rivers Behavioral Health , a 129 bed facility located in West Columbia, SC, we never forget that patients are people -- people with potential, who can have better relationships and live more productive lives.  For those who seek a secure environment, healing, hope, treatment, and recovery, Three Rivers is the first place for a second chance.  Three Rivers provides psychiatric, detoxification/rehabilitation, and dual diagnosis treatment through inpatient services for adolescents & adults.  Our Outpatient services include a Partial Hospitalization Program offering psychiatric day treatment for adults and an Adult Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program offering day and evening sessions.

The Evening Shift Intake Counselor serves as the first point of contact for referral sources and potential patients to schedule assessments and/or admissions.  Thoroughly assesses and completes the assessment tool for all clients as required by Three Rivers Behavioral Health. Assist clients in being admitted or referred out to the service or resource to best address their needs. Documenting findings, recommendations and outcome. Triage, insurance precertification, computer entry and data analysis & clinical documentation. The Evening Shift position is Monday – Friday, 3pm – 11:30pm

Benefit Highlights:

Tuition Assistance

Career development opportunities across UHS and our 300+ locations!

Diverse programming to expand your experience

HealthStream online learning catalogue with plenty of free CEU courses

Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off

Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans

401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan

Pet Insurance

SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program

Employee Referral Program

More information is available on our Benefits Guest Website:


The requirements for the Intake Counselor position are:

  • Masters degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work OR Associate or Bachelors in Nursing and current SC RN License.
  • Prior intake, assessment, admission and crisis intervention experience with a psychiatric mental health population, preferably in an inpatient setting.
  • Prefer knowledge of hospital admission functions, psychological assessment and risk assessment, psychiatric diagnoses symptomology, basic chemical dependency, age specific growth and development and crisis and behavior management.
  • Understanding of EMTALA guidelines, HIPAA regulations, and third-party payer knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinion.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills; Detail oriented & strong computer skills
  • Must be able to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations, such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner
  • Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions, such as noise, conversation, and foot traffic
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws .

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries.  We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449

We are 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 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 this facility.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by the organization as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job Tags

Full time, Local area, Flexible hours, Afternoon shift, Monday to Friday,

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