JOB TITLE: Behavioral Health Consultant
LOCATION: Nyssa and Vale Medical Clinics
HOURS: Full Time
STARTING DATE: ASAP
STARTING PAY: Commensurate with experience
REPORTS TO: Behavioral Health Director
Purpose of this Position: The Behavioral Health Consultant functions as in interdependent member of the VFHC team, providing clinical behavioral health/mental health services to children, adolescent, and adult patients within a primary care setting. She/he will perform consultative services to medical providers, provide brief assessments and interventions within a medical setting, as well as provide traditional mental health counseling services. The consultant will utilize sound clinical decision-making based on observation, assessment, diagnosis, planning, evaluation, and evidence-based practice. Assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic measures will be carried out in close association and collaboration with the clinic physician, PA/FNP, psychiatric practitioner, and/or other care agencies in the community.
1. Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling.
2. Licensed in Idaho as an LCSW, LMSW, LCPC, or LPC.
3. 1-2 years’ experience.
4. Bilingual Preferred– English/Spanish.
Appropriately screen, evaluate, and assess clients in both a therapeutic and/or medical setting.
Diagnose psychological, behavioral and emotional disorders utilizing DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
Utilize evidenced-based treatment strategies based on treatment regime most appropriate for client (such as ACT, CBT, DBT, etc.).
Ability to provide brief assessments and brief interventions to clients within a primary care setting.
Ability to be flexible between providing consultative / brief clinical services and traditional mental health services.
Develop and implement treatment plans with measurable goals for clients and/or families.
Regularly evaluate treatment plans, making changes as needed.
Respond to clients in crisis situations either person-to-person or by telephone. Assess client’s safety, with possible referral to practitioner, notification of family and/or arrange for hospitalization.
Complete and maintain timely records and reports in an integrated electronic health record regarding client’s progress, services provided, and other clinical information.
Work within a team-based care model including collaborating with outside community resources/agencies.
Adhere to company policies, practice guidelines, and professional code of ethics.
Other duties as assigned.
Participates in improving VFHC performance, processes, or programs through quality improvement which will be demonstrated in at least one instance annually.
1. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
2. Correctable vision and hearing.
3. Prolonged sitting, some standing/walking.
4. Must read, write and speak clearly.
5. Must have reliable transportation to clinics in Idaho and/or Oregon.