Seeking a full time LICSW / Social Worker to join a great team in the North Shore of Boston!
-Position offers competitive compensation and benefits package
-Our companies mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all. If you are someone who shares our mission and would like to make a real difference in our community, you are a great candidate for us! We currently
have a full-time opening for a Behavior Health Provider. The Behavior Health Provider is a Masters level licensed (LICSW) providing integrated primary care/behavioral health services at an outpatient community health center. The clinician in this role will work full-time as a part of a primary care team and will be co-located and embedded in the medical practice. The BHP will be under the direction of Director of Behavioral Health.
As a team member at our health center, you will work with staff who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, so being culturally competent is required. A sense of humor is also very important!
Provide direct treatment to patients.
Provide consultation to primary care staff pertaining to the behavioral health needs of their
Consult with primary care providers on an ongoing basis pertaining to the patient’s condition and
patient’s medical and behavioral health care plan and treatment goals
Provide treatment for individuals of all ages and their families as needed. Modalities used
include: brief treatment; diagnostic assessments; crisis intervention; crisis prevention and
management (homelessness, detox, reporting suspected child and/or elder abuse, tenant issues).
Provide case management; referral coordination, follow-up and collaboration with area agencies;
Develop and access community support services as needed.
Provide education/information/assistance in obtaining access to long term behavioral health care
and other area human service agencies.
Provide education on chronic disease management.
Develop self-management goals as directed by the patient care team.
Provide culturally competent support services for patients depending on individual needs and
Identify barriers to care, problem solving and identifying solutions both within the health center
and with other agencies as needed; provide patient support and advocacy; provide informal
supportive counseling and encouragement; provide direct assistance with completion of forms
and making appointments; provide all necessary follow up with patients; and, coordinate and/or
provide interpreting for patient appointments
Network/collaborate with community leaders, health care providers, community based
organizations, and others who contribute to the ongoing assessment of the health needs of this
group of patients.
Conduct community outreach to: provide information/make referrals to/coordinate services;
identify community resources that provide needed support for patients.
Provide health education to individuals and groups on prevention and public health risks and
Educate staff/providers about target population and community characteristics and needs.
Participate in supervision and team and staff meetings, as appropriate.
Meet documentation standards in a timely fashion using the electronic health record for each
patient contact, (i.e. phone calls, home visits, time with providers, collateral contact, case
management and travel time).
Keep logs, statistics of patient contacts, as required by the health center.
Essential Clinical Skills:
Familiarity of Primary Care/Behavioral Health Integration Models
Basic working knowledge of medical conditions
Cognitive behavioral treatment
Relaxation and stress management techniques
Basic knowledge of psychopharmacology and commonly prescribed medications in primary care
Familiarity and experience working with patients who have complex medical and behavioral
health issues including HIV patients and at-risk and substance-abusing populations
Familiarity and experience working with Suboxone treatment for opiate addiction
Four or more years of experience and training in a community health or mental health center
setting; and/or related experience in health/human services and/or social services agency
Demonstrated strong communication skills with individuals and/or groups
Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications (Excel and Word.)
Maintains strict adherence to the company Confidentiality policy
Incorporates company values, principles and mission statement into daily activities
Complies with all company personnel policies and procedures
Strong analytical, problem solving, planning and prioritization skills
Self-motivated and self-directed to work within a team and/or work independently
Maintain CEU’s as required by the state
Spanish fluency preferred
Knowledge of GE Centricity a plus
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