Behavioral Health

Improve the lives of others while doing your life's best work.SM

Behavioral Health

Explore how Behavioral Care professionals use their training and leadership skills to deliver compassion and empathy in a unique, industry-leading integration model. You can bring your experience to the team by:

• Joining 80,000 providers that allow us to go beyond counseling services and verified referrals to provide a holistic approach to behavioral health.

• Serving members through Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses.

• Strengthen your skills in assessment, diagnostic coaching and guidance to create an even stronger level of impact and fulfillment

• Connect compassion with an “in this together” outlook will allow you to do your life’s best work.SM


Awards & Recognition

The work ethic of our employees combined with our core values has allowed us to accomplish new levels of achievement:

  • UnitedHealth Group earned a top rating of 100 percent for five years straight as of 2014 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
  • UnitedHealth Group was recognized by Diversity MBA 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work ranking. We were chosen because of our long-standing commitment to inclusive diversity as a corporate leader and to providing a great work culture with opportunities for leadership development for women and people of color.
  • UnitedHealth Group is the top ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector on Fortune's 2017 "World's Most Admired Companies" list. This is the seventh straight year UnitedHealth Group ranked No. 1 overall in its sector.

Behavioral Health at UnitedHealth Group

Find Your Fit in Behavioral Health

Explore Clinician opportunities and where Behavioral Health makes an impact across the organization.

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Improving Behavioral Health Care

Optum, the nation’s largest managed behavioral health care organization, is going beyond its traditional functions.

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Meet Our Behavioral Health Clinicians

Individuals and teams who know that they're working to change the lives of others and improve the healthcare system.

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What's Next?

Getting hired at UnitedHealth Group is more than the right connections and a solid track record. This is about fit. Is your drive aimed in the same direction as ours?

• Be prepared, learn the exact steps in our hiring process
• Your application process may take longer than expected. Check the status of your application at any time
Get connected. Stay up to date on how we are working to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone


What We Are Looking For

We need elite performers who are ready to take on the challenges and rewards that come with working in a complex environment. For our roles you will need:

• All of our roles require current Licensure (LMHC, LCSW, LSW, LMFT, LPC, LCPC, RN).
• You should have experience working with managed care and Medicare/Medicaid patients.
• We look for excellent counseling skills and a resourceful approach to problem solving.
• You should have exceptional planning and organizational ability coupled with strong collaboration skills

As a Behavioral Health Advocate with UnitedHealth Group, you'll provide case management services through review of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatments in order to provide more compassionate care and greater service levels to patients who are battling chemical dependency and mental health challenges.

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Our focus is on whole-patient care, developing treatment plans that address both physical and mental well-being. Behavioral Health Medical Directors coordinate with psychiatrists, prescribers and other clinical professionals to design behavioral health treatment plans to ensure our members receive the appropriate services.

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Today, more and more employers are realizing that investing in their employees to help them resolve lifestyle and personal situations is not just the right thing to do. It creates a more vibrant, positive workplace. That is why EAP Coordinators are an integral piece of our care delivery model.

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As a Social Worker, you've studied and worked hard to ensure that you can help people in important ways at a very crucial time in their lives. Join us and you will help patients every day as you identify and assess available services to meet their unique social and emotional needs.

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  Hiring Process Overview

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