EAP Counselor - Bellingham (Per Diem):

Bellingham Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a EAP Counselor - Bellingham (Per Diem) for a per diem, Day shift position. 

Req ID: 158132 



Acts as a resource for caregivers and clients in offering confidential help solving problems that affect personal well being or work performance.  Responsible for helping EAP clients and families in problem identification and problem resolution through counseling process of assessment, brief therapy, formulation of an action plan and if appropriate, case follow-up. 



  1. Performs solution oriented brief therapy for individuals, couples and families from EAP client organization and affiliated providers.
  2. Develops action plans through identification and remediation necessary for problem resolution.
  3. Coordinates referral options and serves as a link between clients and treatment providers.
  4. Clarifies insurance benefits and coverage and reviews authorizations of and management of behavioral health benefit.
  5. Monitors case progress after referral and provides necessary case management services.
  6. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  7. Clinical assessment, intervention, case management and coordination for mandatory and recommended supervisory referrals.
  8. Provides consultation services to management and human resources personnel and training for workplace/work-team interventions.
  9. Provides critical incident stress management services.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.





  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, EAP or comparable degree is required.



  • Specific training in mental health counseling and assessment is required. EAP experience preferred.  Clinical training in counseling and psycho-therapy assessment & treatment, and a minimum of 3 years of experience providing mental health therapy/counseling for individuals, couples, and families in out-patient setting. Clinical training in chemical dependency assessment and experience with a minimum of one year's work experience providing chemical dependency treatment in either in-patient or out-patient setting. Experience providing training and/or adult education.  Training and experience in providing critical incident stress services for individuals and groups.



  • Licensure as a mental health professional as required by the state.  Certification as an Employee Assistance Professional preferred.



  • Proficient verbal and written communications skills with the ability to express ideas and present information accurately and effectively with people in difficult situations.
  • Skill in effective problem identification
  • Ability to interact, problem solve, and consult with diverse individuals
  • Ability to work independently in an organized manner
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills required.  Proficient in the use of MS Office applications.




  • Whatcom – All EAP Counselors must have or be in the process of obtaining a certification as an EAP Professional. Valid WA State Driver’s License



  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).


There may be more than one opening on this posting.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.


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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Bellingham, Chestnut Building (204)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $26.71, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Drivers License; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker-Washington


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Bellingham || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support ||Behavioral Health/Social Work || Per Diem/Relief || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS

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