Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor - Palliative Care

Position: Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor - Palliative Care

Job ID: 158011

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Palliative Care Services

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.  


We are searching for a Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will work with the Palliative Care service to provide grief counseling. You will develop, plan, and deliver evidence-based assessments and therapy services to youth and families. This role assesses patient response to treatment and adjusts treatment plan accordingly. This role also coordinates care with other behavioral health providers, and with community-based services (e.g., pediatricians, schools).


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides evidence-based and developmentally appropriate screenings, assessments, and developmentally appropriate screenings, assessment, and focused psychotherapy in accordance with patient’s/family’s individual and cultural differences
  • Tracks patient progress via ongoing symptom and functional assessment, using reliable and valid measures where available, and adjusts treatment plan in accordance with findings, and discharges/refers patients elsewhere as appropriate
  • Coordinates care with other behavioral health providers engaged in a patient’s care to ensure selected treatments match the patient’s current diagnosis, symptoms, developmental level, and functioning
  • Where appropriate, maintains contact with community-based services (e.g., pediatricians, schools) to assess functioning and symptom improvement across environments
  • Assesses patients/families’ knowledge and utilization of community resources and provides information about additional, appropriate community resources
  • Educates self by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education program as evidenced by attendance and CEU records
  • Seeks specific consultation, supervision, didactic training, or education in areas of competency to be developed


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related health science field required
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish highly preferred
  • LPC, LMFT, LCSW or PSYCASOC license required
  • 2 years psychotherapy experience with children and families required, preferably including grief counseling
  • Previous employment in healthcare, a healthcare specialization in schooling or a field work practicum in healthcare preferred

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