• Job Title: Psychiatric Counselor
  • Job ID: 456767
  • Location: James Cancer Hospital/CCC
  • Department: Cancer Supportive Care
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Shift: Day
  • FTE %: 100
  • Salary Range Min: $54,800.00
  • Salary Range Max: $82,200.00

Position summary

Psychiatric Counselor (Job Opening 456767) -

Scope of Position 

The Psychiatric Counselor is a direct patient care position in The James Psychosocial Oncology department and reports to the Psychosocial Oncology Social Work manager.  The psychiatric counselor provides counseling interventions to patients, caregivers and their families to address various stressors and concerns experienced due to a cancer diagnosis.  These may include emotional distress, physical limitations, changes to identity, marital conflict, end-of-life issues, grief and loss, self-esteem and body image concerns, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and issues related to parenting through cancer.

The psychiatric counselor conducts comprehensive mental health diagnostic assessments and formulates individualized treatment plans to assist patients and families in meeting treatment goals.  The Psychiatric counselor facilitates evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions to facilitate improved mental health and adjustment and to empower patients, caregivers, couples and families with the information necessary to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.


Position Summary 

The psychiatric counselor is responsible for proving counseling/psychotherapeutic interventions to individuals, couples and families who are living with cancer.  The position is responsible for completing diagnostic assessments and the creation and implementation of a treatment plan with evidence-based interventions.

The position requires special knowledge, skills, and competencies relating to the psychosocial impact of a cancer diagnosis along the cancer continuum including diagnosis, treatment, remission, survivorship, recurrence, end-of-life care, as well as couples and family interventions, sexual health and intimacy issues, and parenting through cancer.

Education and experience

Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling; Ohio License to practice LISW.