Full-Time Behavioral Health Provder
Provides quality clinical mental health (behavioral health) counseling to adults, couples, and families. Also provides comprehensive diagnostic mental health services including: brief assessments, interventions, psycho education, referrals and consultations for patients in the mental health and primary care setting. Provision of services is through a Federally Qualified Health Center and takes place in an integrated care setting. Position is full time, 35-40 hours a week.
Summit Community Care Clinic uses an integrated health treatment model and Behavioral Health (BH) Providers work closely with primary care providers, dental providers, psychiatry and health educators. Therapeutic modalities include individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, short term and long term treatment, crisis response, outreach, and case management. BH providers work from a systems perspective and a community perspective to formulate treatment conceptualizations, interventions and case management. Clinical acuity in this population has a broad range and providers work with the interface of mental health and social determinants of health as well as the physical manifestations of health.
The Behavioral Health Provider, as part of the primary care treatment team identifies, triages and manages patients with medical, behavioral, and mental health problems within the primary care setting. The Behavioral Health Specialist provides psycho-education and patient education strategies and develops treatment plans for patients and their care team.
The Behavioral Health Provider must demonstrate regard for the rights of all patients and provide respectful and considerate care focused on the patient’s individual needs. The Behavioral Health Provider will provide a safe and confidential environment for patients, families and personnel.
Behavioral Health Providers who work in the School Based Health Centers are hired with the knowledge that their regular hours are commiserate with the academic calendar year. Additional hours may be available during periods when school is not in session. Due to the seasonality of these positions, SCCC and the employee agree that full-time benefits will be maintained during periods of extended leave due to school closure. Documentation by employee and SCCC may be required to maintain benefit eligibility.
Provide quality clinical counseling to adults, couples and occasional families using brief and long term counseling models
Assess, diagnose and treat a variety of mental health disorders following DSM diagnostic criteria and evidence based practice guidelines..
Consult and collaborate with primary care providers through integrated health care model.
Provide education, outreach, and case management to populations with psycho, social, emotional and behavioral health issues.
Promote medical providers’ knowledge of patient behavioral health issues and provide education to assist with enhancing primary care utilization of behavioral health interventions.
Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team utilizing a care-team model to facilitate teamwork, improve patient care processes and outcomes.
Provide clinical consultation and serve as a resource for colleagues in behavioral health department and broader community.
Facilitate treatment groups with patients focused on interpersonal process, education, and skill building for the management of a variety of mental health issues.
Attend weekly group supervision and consultation with the Behavioral Health team.
Respond to on-site crisis situations and other patient crisis needs according to policy.
Attend monthly agency staff and weekly department meetings.
Utilize electronic health record for clinical documentation
Maintain professional competence by pursuing opportunities for continuing education
Deliver individual, group, family, and couples therapy as well as crisis intervention and case management services to patients- utilize other therapeutic modalities as required (e.g. play therapy).
Conduct mental health status examinations and clinical interviews to establish differential diagnosis, treatment plans and referrals as needed
Maintain client charts according to state Department of Regulatory Agency regulations
Complete all administrative paperwork (e.g. billing, personnel, payroll) required by SCCC
Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, in-service meetings, supervision and client staffing
Participate in program development through quality initiatives and discussion with team members and supervisor
Collaborate with community partners to facilitate patient care and program enhancement
Complete and file clinical documentation within 24 hours of meeting with a patient
Maintain and monitor schedule to allow for completion of non-direct patient activities
Perform warm referrals from primary care as indicated by PHQ results and as requested by provider
Conduct outreach to patients around scheduling, response to medication and other case management needs
Schedule joint appointments with providers as needed to coordinate care
Refer patients for psychiatric evaluation, or services at Mind Springs Mental Health, according to the established referral protocols
Initiate spontaneous referrals and consultations with medical providers
Participate in evaluative activities as requested
Participate in grant activities as requested
Work with providers to increase their understanding of mental health issues with patients
Continually gain knowledge about co-occurring medical and mental health conditions
Increase knowledge about psychopharmacology in patient population
Collaborate with necessary entities to provide aftercare planning and treatment following hospitalization or higher level of care
Complete unanticipated outcome summaries as needed
Conduct outreach in the community to promote the integrated care model
Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychosocial problems
Assess the clinical status of patients referred by primary care providers through brief consultative contacts
Work with primary care team to treat and manage patients with chronic behavioral, social, and emotional health problems
Work with primary care provider to refer cases to mental health specialists as appropriate
Assist in the detection of at-risk patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration
Assist in preventing relapse or morbidity in conditions that tend to recur over time
Participate in evaluation of peers and support staff
Masters level degree or higher in one of the recognized mental health professions (counseling, social work, psychologist) M.A., M.S. in Clinical Counseling (or related area), LSW, LCSW, LPC, Ph.D. or PsyD. Licensed in the state of Colorado preferred, license eligible considered.
Registered with the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
Two years of directly related experience preferred
Knowledge in lifespan development as well as experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions with adult populations.
Experience in evidence based therapies is preferred (e.g. EMDR, DBT, CBT, etc)
Couples and family therapy experience is a plus
Knowledge and experience in psychopharmacology and behavioral health medicine is a plus, and willingness to grow in these areas is required.
Academic and/or job experience in: legal and ethical decision making, individual and cultural diversity, diagnosis and treatment planning, evidence based-practice and interventions for psychotherapy, theoretical and conceptualization skills, psychopharmacology and behavioral medicine, professional consultation, integrated care, and clinical administration and utilization of electronic health records
Read, write and clearly speak the English language is required.
Read, write and clearly speak the Spanish language required
Produce written documentation of clinical work in a manner readily understood by other providers
Ability to summarize service themes from a variety of client contacts and communicate aspects of this information as needed
Read, analyze, and interpret complex documents
Respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and/or complaints
Ability to write speeches/presentations and articles using original thought and APA style
Effectively present controversial or complex topics to management and community stakeholders
Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, co-workers, administration, community agencies, referral sources, regulators and other partners.
High self awareness, tolerance for stress and self-care skills
Ability to work in a team and to share responsibilities and duties.
Ability to resolve interpersonal conflict in a straightforward, empathic and timely manner.
Ability to be friendly and empathic regarding co-workers and patients
Ability to take feedback and make changes
Solid knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software and database software
Basic knowledge of PC operating system
Pay is based upon license and credentials, as well as education. Excellent benefits!
Bilingual strongly preferred.
Send resume and cover letter to Careers@SummitClinic.org