In this position, the Behavioral Specialist provides a wide variety of psychotherapeutic services for common mental and emotional difficulties as a generalist behavioral health clinician. This position will circulate within the primary care setting with medical providers and appropriate support staff for a considerable portion of their work week. Additionally, in that setting they may offer brief therapeutic, prevention and/or psychoeducational services which ideally may be managed in ten, twenty and thirty minute encounters. The ability to develop MSW staff toward licensure requirements is also a requirement for an LCSW candidate. This position will include considerable collaborative work with primary care physicians and support staff in the office, a co-located behavioral health specialty clinic within the hospital system, and external providers as well as community resources.
Provides comprehensive intake examinations and behavioral health assessments, and determines accurate DSM-5/ICD-10 diagnoses based on clinical information.
Provides behavioral health services to individuals, couples, families and groups, using a variety of treatment approaches and tools.
Makes appropriate referrals for patients needing services outside the scope of the immediacy of primary care.
Maintains complete and timely clinical records on all clients.
Provides consultation to other staff members as requested and participates in staffing of cases.
Provides consultation and education services to individuals, agencies, institutions and groups as assigned.
Participates in staff training and attends staff meetings.
Will be responsible for the review of client files to assess dangerousness and violence evaluation of family violence referrals.
Will be responsible for making referrals to a variety of social services and medical resources as needed.
Participation in the screening process of new referrals to the department as needed.
Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
Performs other duties as assigned.
May be required to be placed on-call during a regularly schedule shift.