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Behaviorist (LCSW) – School Based Health Center Program




Rural Health Group Inc


Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina • Halifax County

Date Needed:

February 01, 2022

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:


Experience Required:

1-2 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

December 20, 2021

Job Description:

Rural Health Group, a thriving multi-location Federally Qualified Health Center in northeastern NC, is seeking two full time Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) for our School Based Health Center program in the Roanoke Rapids area. These are full-time, year-round positions. Please see below for details and locations. For a map of our locations, please refer to “Directions to your provider” on our website,

Note: We are not accepting LPC or LPA applicants at this time; LCAS application accepted only if also LCSW or LP.

BH positions at RHG qualify for National Health Service Corps programs (e.g., Loan Repayment); our Mental Health HPSA Score is 21. We offer behavioral health providers CE allowance, license renewal reimbursement, signing bonus with commitment of 3 years or more, and malpractice is covered through our FTCA (Federal Tort Claims Act) coverage.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the Rural Health Group Core Competencies, which include:
–Good judgment
–Communication/Customer Service/Teamwork
–Job-Specific Skill Set

RHG @ GCP location in Gaston NC (just north of Roanoke Rapids). In this position, practitioners provide school support services, professional development services, teacher consultation, and brief, solution-focused social-emotional interventions to students who are identified as needing services. Using a biopsychosocial approach, we hope to provide whole-child health care through our school based health center program. Specialist will likely travel between multiple schools and may provide services in our outpatient primary care clinics as well. SBHC Behavioral Health Specialists will be part of a clinical team that includes medical providers, nutritionists, social workers, psychologists, case managers, and other professionals.

RHG @ HCC location in Weldon NC (just east of Roanoke Rapids). Our clinic at Halifax Community College is a hybrid location that is part of our School Based Health Center program (see above) but also serves as a regular outpatient family practice serving all ages.

–Deliver brief problem-focused, skills-based, individual and group interventions to children, adolescents and families
–Assess the development, adjustment, and learning characteristics and needs of individual children/adolescents and groups
–Provide consultation to parents, teachers, other school personnel, medical providers, and community agencies to support the social-emotional functioning and learning of children and adolescents.
–Assist in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs needed to meet identified social-emotional needs of individual children, adolescents, and groups
–Assist with and provide continuing professional development for school staff
–Remain current and knowledgeable about local and regional resources for mental health and substance abuse assessment, intervention, and treatment for children, adolescents, and families
–Maintain a regular schedule at assigned school-based health centers that best accommodates their needs
–Maintain all necessary documentation and participate in ongoing dialogue about content, quality, and organization of Behavioral Health documentation
–Participate in all Rural Health Group meetings and trainings as directed or assigned
–Work collaboratively with Rural Health Group colleagues
–Assist in identifying and developing new behavioral health intervention opportunities for children, adolescents, and families in our care
–Observation of federal, state, and local policies and regulations in the delivery of behavioral health services

–Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling
–Fully licensed or license eligible in North Carolina (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
–Minimum of 2 years of experience and prior experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse children, adolescents, and families. Clinical experience with medical professionals and integrated care strongly preferred
–Knowledge of brief, solution-focused interventions with children, adolescents, and families
–Ability to work both independently and on a team, problem-solve, make decisions, organize tasks, and handle multiple priorities
–Ability to adapt to changing demands
–Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written format
–Possess a pleasant, open attitude and a professional awareness of boundaries
Interpersonal skills that facilitate productive and respectful interactions with co-workers of varying job classifications and with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings
–Whether inexperienced or seasoned, seek supervision and consultation with peers and supervisors
–Demonstrate an ongoing interest in learning
–Embrace the team concept; encourage and model healthy, productive, team behavior
–Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, able to efficiently learn to use an electronic health record system. Prior experience with an electronic medical record a plus.
–Valid NC Driver’s License, auto insurance, willing to accept travel assignments as needed.
–Physical demands: Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, use computer keyboard and perform light lifting. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Moderate physical activity such as walking, traveling, and driving. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Competitive salary based on experience; benefit package includes available Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, and 403(b) retirement plan. Position open until filled.

EOE. Federal and State Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screen required for all positions.
E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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