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Behavioral Health Consultant

Company: InterCare Community Health Network
Location: Pullman
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Starting Wages: LMSW: $73, 800 annually LLMSW: $57,600 annually and LPC: $65,707 annually.Become part of a Migrant and Community Health Center, where you will:Have a passionate purpose.Do worth while work.Make a difference in people's lives.InterCare is searching for a Behavioral Health Consultant to join our team in Pullman! At InterCare, you'll find a rewarding and challenging work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes: vacation/personal paid time off, sick time, 10 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement program, medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, and short term and long term disability insurance.At InterCare Community Health Network, we believe all people have the right to equal access to quality health care.As part of the patient-centered health model (PCMH) at InterCare Community Health Network (ICHN), this position provides integrated behavioral health services to patients currently receiving primary care services. As a licensed clinician, the Behavioral Health Consultant will work in an integrated team-based model of care health consultation to improve patients' psychosocial functioning and health.Description of Primary Duties & ResponsibilitiesProvide consultation and assistance to medical providers on the management of behavioral health concerns in primary care and help implement the team-determined treatment plan.Conduct brief screenings to evaluate the needs of adults, adolescents, and children for behavioral health intervention, case management, or ongoing mental health or addiction treatment. Provide referrals for more intensive services where appropriate.Provide short-term behavioral interventions to engage and motivate clients to actively manage their care. Conduct follow-up as appropriate based on assessment and treatment. Provide crisis management for clients as needed; make linkages for interventions as appropriate.Participate in ongoing training in behavioral health issues and provide consultation and training to primary care clinic staff in mental health and behavioral medicine topics including communication skills, brief interventions, counseling skills, medication use and misuse, substance abuse, wellness, rehabilitation, recovery and self-sufficiency.Functions effectively in a brief focused delivery model with integrated primary care teams.. Requirements:Professional and Technical KnowledgePossesses a thorough understanding of the theory and practices of behavioral health integration, typically acquired through extensive practical experience in an integrated primary care environment and advanced learning through a master's degree in Social Work with LLMSW or LMSW licensure preferred or doctoral level degree program.Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) consideration will be given based on previous behavioral health treatment experience.CAADC Certification preferred, or expected to apply for CADDC development plan through MCBAP and obtain CAADC within years of employment.Maintains a working knowledge of Joint Commission, PCMH, and IHI care coordination and integration standards.Understands and consistently supports the uniform implementation of InterCare's relevant clinical guidelines and organizational policies and procedures in assigned areas.Focuses self and team members on functional outcomes for patients that improve quality of life and reduce unnecessary or inappropriate utilization of the health care system.Physical DemandsJob duties are performed in the typical office environment of the organization, which requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations. The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following:Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, frequently sit, and lift up to 25 lbs.Requires good hand-eye coordination, reach with arms & hands, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and manipulate (using keyboard, office equipment).Visual acuity to use keyboard, operate office equipment, and read printed material and regularly required to talk and hear.InterCare now requires all employees to have the COVID vaccine. You may receive a vaccine at no cost at any of our clinic locations.

Keywords: InterCare Community Health Network, Kalamazoo , Behavioral Health Consultant, Healthcare , Pullman, Michigan

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