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Behavioral Health Consultant - LPC/LCSW

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Due to rapid expansion in all of our clinics, we are offering a $4,000 sign on bonus. We are eager to be able to continue to serve clients in our service areas and need you to make this happen!

POSITION PURPOSE

The Behavioral Health Consultant is part of the person-centered integrated care team and provides direct and indirect services to persons served in the medical services department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - JOB SPECIFIC

Counseling
Provide psychotherapy and/or clinical care management for persons served with a focus on patients receiving pain management services and/or have significant behavioral health issues
Manage a caseload of counseling clients when appropriate
Function as part of a multi-disciplinary team and participate in weekly treatment planning meetings

Brief Assessment and Behavioral Interventions
Provide consultation to primary care medical practitioners on behavioral health issues
Develop joint plans with medical provider on behavioral health aspects of patient care. While the Licensed Clinician will occasionally deal with typical mental health problems like depression and anxiety, the focus of their work will be on helping patients change behaviors that exacerbate primary healthcare problems such as diabetes, chronic pain, hypertension, etc. as well as delivering preventative care such as smoking cessation, weight management, and stress management education
Provide brief assessment and referral, behavioral interventions, education and short-term follow-up for primary care patients with mental health, substance abuse, and medical compliance issues
Provide education and support to patients and their families to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes
Conduct brief crisis interventions
Develop and maintain procedures, protocols and paperwork/forms on an ongoing basis to ensure the programs relevance and usability to patients and clinic staff
Provide psycho-educational support groups concerning a variety of patient health issues
Maintain client records, following agency and state regulations
Maintain agreed upon level of productivity
Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member

Other Responsibilities
Complete initial paperwork and treatment plans with persons served
Be knowledgeable of other human/social services for purposes of referral if the agency is unable to provide a particular service and maintain documentation of such referrals
Stay abreast of therapeutic techniques and best practices in the field
Interface with other human/social services to provide wholistic services to persons served
Be knowledgeable of admission criteria for all programs as well as knowledge of Utilization Management criteria specific to insurance companies
Provide licensure supervision, if applicable
Perform Utilization Review activities as assigned
Regular attendance (except as excused)
Attend all training as required by Compass Health Network, Accreditors and Funders
Other duties as assigned by supervisor

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES - COMPANY WIDE

Regularly attends work except for approved absences
Attends all training as required
Maintain professional, "champion" behavior
Provides quality customer service
Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
Team oriented and values diversity

QUALIFICATION(S): DESIRED DEMONSTRATED KEY COMPETENCIES

Analytical Thinking
Change Readiness
Collaborative Relationships
Conflict Resolution
Creative Thinking
Communication - Oral
Communication - Written
Decision Making
Empowers Others
Flexible Thinking
Forward Thinking
Multitasking/Planning
Organizational/Time Management
Problem Solving
Project Management
Risk Management/ Assessment
Strategic Thinking
Teamwork
Technical Expertise

QUALIFICATION(S): EDUCATION

Master's degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, or psychology as recognized by the US Department of Education required
Doctorate degree in Psychology as recognized by the US Department of Education required ONLY for Licensed Psychologists

QUALIFICATION(S): WORK EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

At least one (1) year of experience, under supervision, in treating problems related to mental illness in addition to behavioral issues as they relate to chronic medical conditions required
Working knowledge of DSM-5 preferred

QUALIFICATION(S): LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Must be licensed in Missouri under one of the following credentials:
LPC
LMFT
LCSW
LP

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

Keywords: Compass Health Network, Columbia , Behavioral Health Consultant - LPC/LCSW, Healthcare , Columbia, South Carolina

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