Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW, LMSW, CSWA, LPC, LCPC)

JOB TITLE: Behavioral Health Consultant

LOCATION: Nyssa and Vale Medical Clinics

HOURS: Full Time


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.


  1. Appropriately screen, evaluate, and assess clients in both a therapeutic and/or medical setting.

  2. Diagnose psychological, behavioral and emotional disorders utilizing DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

  3. Utilize evidenced-based treatment strategies based on treatment regime most appropriate for client (such as ACT, CBT, DBT, etc.).

  4. Ability to provide brief assessments and brief interventions to clients within a primary care setting.

  5. Ability to be flexible between providing consultative / brief clinical services and traditional mental health services.

  6. Develop and implement treatment plans with measurable goals for clients and/or families.

  7. Regularly evaluate treatment plans, making changes as needed.

  8. 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.

  9. Complete and maintain timely records and reports in an integrated electronic health record regarding client’s progress, services provided, and other clinical information.

  10. Work within a team-based care model including collaborating with outside community resources/agencies.

  11. Adhere to company policies, practice guidelines, and professional code of ethics.

  12. Other duties as assigned.

Quality Improvement:

Participates in improving VFHC performance, processes, or programs through quality improvement which will be demonstrated in at least one instance annually.

Physical Requirements:

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.

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