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Behavioral Health Consultant - LPC/LCSW

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 13, 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!


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.



  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    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, Professions , Columbia, South Carolina

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