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Behavioral Health Counselor I

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): PRN
Shift: Rotating shift
Req ID: 55960



Behavioral Health Counselor I


Find more than your next job. Find your community.

  • We’re northern Michigan’s largest healthcare system and we are deeply rooted in the communities we serve. That means that our patients are often our family, friends and neighbors – and it’s special to be able to care for them. And as one of the top healthcare systems to work for in Michigan by Forbes (American’s Best Employers by State 2022), we’re committed to your ongoing growth and development.
  • After work, you’ll find things to do in every season – beaches, outdoor recreation, unique restaurants, world-class wineries, arts and entertainment.


Why work as a Behavioral Health Counselor I at Munson Healthcare?

  • Help Behavioral Health patients when they need it most! 

  • You serve as a liaison for emergency room patients presenting with acute mental health and substance use disorder needs. You work with the patients and their support people to find additional urgent resources which can include inpatient placement, substance use treatment programs, and other community resources.  You are an essential member of the Emergency Department team and will work closely with the doctors, nurses, and support staff on the floor.   If you’re interested in joining a welcoming/supportive team and helping patients at their most critical times, join the Behavioral Health team at Munson!
  • Our dynamic work environment includes many opportunities for growth and development.


Why Choose Munson Healthcare:

  • Balance – Get out on the water, in the woods, on the trails or around town
  • Opportunity – Be a part of northern Michigan’s leading healthcare team with opportunities for personal and professional growth throughout the healthcare system
  • Flexibility – A career that can change as your life changes
  • Teamwork – Our people make Munson Healthcare a great place to work!


What’s Required:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a Behavioral Health discipline, Human Services or related field. For Inpatient and PHP – Master’s Level Training and Limited License preferred.
  • For outpatient behavioral health – requires either the CADC, CAADC, (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor or Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor) OR the ability to obtain the credential and meet all requirements within the 3 year time frame. Previous Substance Use Disorder work experience preferred.
  • Possess or obtain CPR/AED certification within 60 days of hire. Must have a valid driver’s license and obtain a Class III Chauffer license within 30 days of hire.


The Benefits of Working at Munson:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full benefits, paid holidays, and paid time off (up to 19 days your first year)
  • Tuition reimbursement and ongoing educational opportunities
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match and personal consulting
  • Wellness plans, an employee assistance program and employee discounts
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