Wellness Counselor

Date Posted: 8/7/2020

Title: Wellness Counselor - Full Time

Location: Fort Walton Beach

POSITION SUMMARY:    Bridgeway Center, Inc. (BCI) is seeking applicants for the Wellness Counselor position. Join a dynamic and innovative team who are passionate about the welfare of persons experiencing substance use or mental health issues in their life. A career with BCI as a Wellness Counselor is rewarding and fulfilling because you make a difference in the lives of the families served.

The purpose of the Wellness Counselor is to provide on-site behavioral healthcare services.  

New associates receive training, mentoring, and coaching throughout the on-boarding process.

We invite you to further explore this amazing opportunity by submitting your application today.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:      Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus one (1) year related experience. Experience working in direct behavioral health care services preferred. Applicant must be able to pass a DCF Level II DCF criminal background check, drug screen, and a Tuberculosis (TB) test. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license with no more than three (3) points.  

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:      Wellness Counselors are responsible for providing daily structure and groups to clients. Provides training and education on daily living skills, personal hygiene care, case management, medication monitoring, and substance abuse. Provides supportive counseling, crisis management, and assists with recreational and social activities. Services are provided both individually in the home and on a group basis as determined by the treatment team. Wellness Counselors communicate all significant changes in clients’ behavior level and notable incidents to their direct report and documents pertinent information in the patient Electronic Health Record (EHR). Wellness Counselors are also responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic environment and adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, and corporate policies. The Wellness Counselor will coordinate and conduct referral screenings with Psychiatric hospitals and other referral sources. Performs other duties from time-to-time as deemed appropriate by his/her direct report.

WORK LOCATION:      West Campus – FWB   

WORK HOURS:   Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   

BASE WAGE:    The base wage for this position is $15.00 per hour for 0-5 years of experience and $16.00 per hour for 6-10 years of experience. The maximum years of experience that BCI gives credit for is ten (10) years.

***Applicant must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for this position. NO EXCEPTIONS.***

Notify the Human Resources Office in advance if you require special disability accommodations to participate in the employment process.


Hours: Full-Time