Bariatric Counselor LCSW

SCL Health
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
November 21, 2021
Job Status:





You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Bariatric Counselor / Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).




You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.




Youre equally comfortable with counseling / educating patients and their families, providing therapy in both individual and group settings, and coordinating mental health patient care plans.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








SCL Health Medical Group is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. With locations throughout Colorado and Montana, we offer a wide variety of primary and specialty care services. 


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Bariatric Counselor / LCSW, you need to know how to:



  • Provide pre-operative psychological assessments for potential bariatric surgery candidates and determine the appropriateness of surgery from a mental health perspective
  • Communicate appropriateness of surgery to the clinical multi-disciplinary team
  • Provide patients with pre-surgical mental health treatment plan
  • Counsel and educate the patient, family and support system on lifestyle changes and goal-setting pre and post-operatively
  • Lead evening post-operative support groups. Complete all assessments in a timely manner into the patients medical record
  • Consult with the bariatric surgeon to coordinate care plans for the patient. Provide and coordinate comprehensive mental health care
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to meet patient care outcome goals and program improvement. Provide education to staff and community as needed
  • Attend and participate in department meetings and participate in multidisciplinary groups as needed or requested
  • Promote mission, vision and values of SCL Health, and abide by service behavior standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • Master's Degree in Social Work or related field, required
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), required
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in providing individual and/or group therapy, required
  • Experience working in bariatrics and/or with eating disorders, preferred



Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Bariatric Counselor / LCSW on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.


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