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Covenant Health BEHAV HLTH COUNS I in Louisville, Tennessee


Behavioral Health Counselor, Knox Clinic

PRN/OCC, Hours and Shifts vary

Peninsula Overview:

Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center (http://www.treatedwell.com/) , has set a new standard for effective, innovative and caring mental health services in East Tennessee. With a combined total of more than 75 years of experience, Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies, and lead healthy, positive and productive lives.

Offering both inpatient (https://www.peninsulabehavioralhealth.org/inpatient-services/) and outpatient (https://www.peninsulabehavioralhealth.org/outpatient/) services for children, adolescents and adults, Peninsula is a leader in the changing healthcare environment. The hospital is located in Blount County, with outpatient centers in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Sevier Counties. Additionally, Peninsula offers care specifically designed for seniors with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions at the Senior Behavioral Center located at Parkwest Medical Center (http://www.treatedwell.com/) . Peninsula is truly committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves.

Knox Clinic:

  • This clinic is located at 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd in Knoxville, Tennessee and is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. We provide mental health services for those experiencing psychiatric illnesses or symptoms. Our team of mental health professionals provide:

  • Psychiatry

  • Intensive Outpatient Program

  • Office based Opioid Treatment

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation

  • Group, individual and family therapy

  • Care Coordination

  • Support Groups

  • Medication management

  • Assessment and referral services

    Position Summary:

    Provides professional behavioral counseling services to designated patient population, and provides counseling and discharge planning as well as other behavioral counseling services to patients and families. The general practice of behavioral counseling in a hospital or outpatient setting includes interviewing, assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, case management, mediation, supportive counseling, information and referral, problem solving, client education, and advocacy.

    Recruiter:Brittany Partello || bpartell@CovHlth.com || (865) 374-5363


  • Assists patients/family/significant other with physical, emotional, and social concerns that arise during the hospital stay.

  • Provides discharge planning services to patients needing this service on assigned units.

  • Completes required documentation prerequisites for placement/authorizations prior to discharge.

  • Completes initial assessment and continued documentation to obtain pertinent background/social/ financial data. Documents social determinants of health as indicated in medical record.

  • Connects patients/family/significant other with community resources to aid in their treatment and recovery.

  • Acts as facility liaison with adult and children protective services as indicated.

  • Cooperates with hospital staff and physicians and keeps them informed of progress with patients via verbal communication and chart documentation in medical record.

  • Exhibits the skills of empathy, communication, organization, critical thinking, active listening, and patience.

  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree (BSW) from accredited social work program OR Master’s degree in a behavioral health related field.

Minimum Experience:


Licensure Requirement:




ID 3856370

Facility Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center

Department Name KNOX CLINIC