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Behavioral Health Clinician

Category

Clinical

Organization:

Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine

Location:

Greensboro, North Carolina • Guilford County

Date Needed:

April 01, 2022

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:

Master's

Experience Required:

1-2 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

April 06, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC) is integrated within a primary care clinic to function as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in the provision of mental health and substance use screening protocols, brief treatment, and services, including referrals and coordination of care for pediatric patients in need of specialty mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
Community resources and placement options for mental health and substance use disorders
Substance use dependencies, withdrawal symptoms, and addiction/abuse related issues
Psychopharmacology, behavioral health medications and drug interactions
Psychosocial aspects of chronic and acute diseases
Laws, policies, and regulations regarding mental health and substance use disorder treatments
Current evidence based treatments for mental health and substance use disorders
Skills:
Demonstrate cultural competency in serving diverse populations
Provide consultation and co-management of patients presenting with mental health, substance use disorders, physical health conditions and/or psychosocial factors that affect overall health in collaboration with the primary care team
Administer and interpret mental health and substance use screens in a primary care setting
Provide brief, targeted, evidence-based behavioral interventions to address mental health, substance use health, psychosocial and/or physical health condition risk factors with emphasis on prevention or early intervention
Demonstrate practical application of therapeutic approaches, group dynamics, crisis intervention, and case management
Abilities:
Coordinate/monitor specialty mental health and substance use disorder treatment referrals
Provide as needed case management and crisis intervention services
Demonstrate strong organizational and computer competency
Provide clear and concise documentation
Other duties as assigned

Preparation and Training:

Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or related human services field. Position requires proficient verbal and written communication skills, proficient organization/record keeping skills, ability to accurately prioritize patient needs, provide/track resource/referral assistance, and assist clinical team in crisis situations. Preference is for a bilingual candidate with previous behavioral health experience and accurate knowledge of behavioral health resources in our area. Licensure through the corresponding NC agency (LCSW and/or LCAS) at the provisional level or higher is required. For provisionally licensed individuals, licensing requirements will be adhered to according to the appropriate board including documentation of hours, supervision and continuing education. All degrees/licenses must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Experience:

Three years of clinical experience providing therapeutic treatment services with mental health and/or substance use disorders with adult/adolescent populations preferred. Knowledge of public/private mental health/substance use treatment delivery system. An equivalent of knowledge and experience may be considered.

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