1. Facility Support Services
  2. Full-time
  3. Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program
  4. Columbia

Clinical Intake Coordinator

  1. Facility Support Services
  2. Full-time
  3. Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program
  4. Columbia

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Company Description

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating disorders, mental health, and substance use and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Discovery Mood and Anxiety Programs, DBH’s Mental Health Disorder Division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Compensation range is from $65,000 - $100,000 per year. Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience.

The hire is required to be licensed in MD or VA.  Preference given if dually licensed in TX, CT, FL, MD, VA, CA.

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our clinicians with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k) 
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Resources to obtain certification in EMDR, CBT Trauma Focused therapies
  • Support for pursuing multi-state licensure
  • Continuing Education (CE) programs and training
  • Supervision hours
  • Networking opportunities and development of professional relations
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

The Clinical Intake Coordinator is responsible for coordinating admissions with the admissions’ department and the facility, supporting the patients and their support system through the onsite assessment and admission process.


  • Works closely with the admissions’ department to schedule admission times, schedule tours and assessments, and coordinate the intake process with the program.  
  • Oversee the patient intake process, complete initial assessments with the patient and support system, complete related paperwork, and send all necessary information to the home office.  
  • Guide patients through the pre-admission medical standard procedure, as needed. Based on the initial assessment, provide a preliminary diagnosis and communicate this to the patient’s assigned therapist and registered dietitian for each patient. 
  • Support the patient and support system during their first week in the program to ensure a smooth transition and answer any questions. Call individuals and support systems (if they have releases of information) during the first week for a check-in.   
  • Call referring treatment team and outpatient treatment team members (with releases of information) upon admission. 
  • Provide in person pre-admission assessments and recommend level of care, based on the APA Guidelines and Discovery admissions criteria.  
  • Conduct program tours as needed to prospective patients and/or support systems. 
  • Facilitate groups and provide meal support, as needed or assigned by the Program Director or Facility Coordinator. 
  • Support in managing the milieu and oversee patient activities and interactions.  
  • Build rapport with patients through education on the admission processes and need for treatment. Review patient rights and expectations within the Welcome Packet with each admissions.
  • Assist the program with group facilitation and small caseload as needed

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at discoverymood.com


  • Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, or health-related field preferred. 
  • Licensed or license eligible in related field 
  • Licensed in Maryland or Virginia. Preference given if also licensed in TX, CT, FL, MD, VA, CA.
  • Prefer three-years’ experience working in mental health, counseling, or eating disorders field. 

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.  

Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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