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Bertie County Rural Health Association


Windsor, North Carolina • Bertie County

Date Needed:

February 26, 2022

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Part Time

Education Required:


Experience Required:

1-2 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

January 20, 2022

Job Description:

Bertie County Rural Health Association

Job Title: Behavioral Health Social Worker

Purpose of the Job: Assist primary care providers (PCPs), Behavioral Health Therapists, and other members of the health care team by providing crisis intervention and case management services to patients living with behavioral health disorders.

1. Interview and assess patients who present to BCRHA in emotional/behavioral health crisis

2. Use professional skills and techniques to de-escalate and manage patients experiencing emotional/behavioral health crisis

3. Collaborate with PCPs, Behavioral Health Therapists, nurses, and other members of the health care team to mobilize the resources needed to resolve/manage behavioral health crisis (e.g., calling Mobile Crisis, obtaining treatment authorization from third-party payers, etc.)

4. As needed, help secure judicial orders for involuntary inpatient/outpatient treatment

5. Administer and score standardized screening tools to help identify and diagnose patients’ psychological, emotional, or behavioral problems

6. Interview patients, obtain treatment records, take social/behavioral/family histories from all relevant sources, and confer with other professionals to evaluate the psychosocial condition of patients

7. Collaborate with PCPs, Behavioral Health Therapists, nurses, and other members of the health care team to plan and coordinate ongoing care/treatment

8. As needed, coordinate services provided by outside specialty mental health/substance abuse agencies and BCRHA.

9. Assist patients in adhering to care/treatment plans, such as setting up appointments, arranging for transportation to appointments, and providing emotional support

10. Educate patients and their domestic caregivers about behavioral health disorders

11. Provide appropriate emotional support to patients and domestic caregivers who are living with behavioral health disorders

12. Educate patients and their domestic caregivers about the importance of medication adherence

13. Monitor patients’ adherence to medications on an ongoing basis

14. Teach and role-model appropriate skills to cope with increased stress and emotional difficulties

15. Teach and role-model life skills (e.g., budget management, time management, housekeeping, etc.)

16. Counsel and help family members understand, deal with, and appropriately support patients

17. Provide hands-on, one-to-one assistance to ensure patients obtain the public benefits needed to maintain stability in the community (e.g., housing assistance, food assistance, SSI/SSDI, Medicaid, etc.)

18. As needed, link patients with community-based resources not available at BCRHA (e.g., consumer credit counseling, civil legal assistance, food pantry, Meals on Wheels, self-help/support groups, etc.)

19. Monitor, evaluate, and record patient progress with respect to treatment goals

20. Participate in quality improvement activities, including development of clinical forms and protocols and attendance at quality assurance/improvement meetings

21. Occasionally, other appropriate duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor


This job requires:

1. Integrity, i.e., being honest and ethical

2. Dependability, i.e., being reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations

3. Organization, i.e., approaching tasks in a logical and sequential manner, minimizing confusion, and avoiding inconsistencies

4. Self-Control, i.e., maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior—even in difficult situations

5. Stress Tolerance, i.e., accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

6. Attention to Detail, i.e., being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks

7. Adaptability/Flexibility, i.e., being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace

8. Cooperation, i.e., being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude

9. Social Orientation, i.e., preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

Education: Licensed Behavioral Health Provider ( LCSW, PsyD, PhD etc…)

Training: None

Licenses: Current and unrestricted license to drive a motor vehicle in North Carolina

Work Experience: See requirements established by the NC Department of Health and Human Services for Qualified Mental Health Professionals

Fair Labor Standards Act Classification: Exempt

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Classification: Not at risk

Internal Credentialing: Yes

Internal Privileging: No

Supervisor: Medical Director

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