Behavioral Health Clinician / Social Worker
Bilingual Required! - Norwalk/Stamford Split Role
If you are ready for a satisfying and rewarding career, join our team of diverse and motivated professionals at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and mental health services to the uninsured and underinsured. CHC is building a world class primary health care system that is committed to caring for special populations, and that is focused on improving health outcomes for our patients as well as building healthy communities. We are one of the leading health-care providers in the state of Connecticut, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health. With more than 130,000 active patients, CHC is the health care home that works to keep our patients—and our communities—healthy. We go beyond the traditional health services to bring care wherever our patients and clients are, using innovative service delivery models and state of the art technology. We use the latest treatments and technologies within the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model (PCMH) to care for our growing patient base.
NOTE - This is a position that will work 4 days in Norwalk office & 1 day in our Stamford office.
Individual, family and group psychotherapy with children and/or adults. Initial behavioral health evaluations. Coordination with community agencies. May clinically supervise unlicensed staff or students.
- Ph.D. /Psy.D, LCSW, LPC or LMFT degree -Required
- Licensed in the State of Connecticut- Required
- Minimum of two years of experience with outpatients including experience with children and/or adults.
- Theoretical orientation consistent with brief, problem-focused therapy.
- Reliable access to an automobile or reliable access to transportation to outside agency consults, meetings and home visits
- Written and oral bilingual fluency in language spoken by patient population (for example, English/Spanish) - Required
SIGNIFICANT JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Completes initial behavioral health evaluations; individual, group and family psychotherapy with children and/or adults in an outpatient clinic. Will be expected to run at least five (5) groups for each week of direct clinical work.
- Practices as part of an interdisciplinary, inter-professional team, accepting “warm hand offs” from primary care providers and other members of the health care team as well as reaching in to the patient population to identify patients potentially in need of behavioral health services as flagged by the BH clinical dashboard.
- Consults with providers within and outside the agency regarding the treatment plan and progress of the patients.
- Shares in the Behavioral Health On-Call for after-hours coverage and daily clinic call.
- Coordinates as needed with psychiatric consultants for diagnostic and consultative needs; refers as necessary for medication management.
- Attends clinical Team Meetings as assigned and Component Meetings.
- Attends clinical supervision.
- Clinically supervises unlicensed Behavioral Health staff as assigned.
- Meets productivity standards as outlined annually during employees performance appraisal review with a focus on quality clinical care.
- Completes all documentation required by state regulations, Joint Commission standards, and CHC Behavioral Health department bylaws in a timely manner, included by not limited to intake, prior authorization request, progress notes, treatment plan documentation, and discharge.
- Completes and locks all treatment notes no later than the end of the next business day.
- Completes reports as required for outside agencies such as DCF, Family Relations, probation, and others with appropriate releases signed by clients.
- Participates as a member of agency wide committees as assigned.
- Combination of sustained periods of sitting at keyboard, walking and stair climbing.
- Minimal lifting and carrying activities.
WORK SCHEDULE DEMANDS
- Must be available to work one evening and one Saturday per month, as well as to participate in on call after hour’s coverage.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. This position must interface with patients, family members, community agencies and other providers within the organization.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION
- Behavioral Health information is kept in strict confidence. Confidentiality of patient and business information is a requirement. Full access to patient medical records and encounter data. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies.
- Responsibility for client data entry.
- Access to medical system information.
- Confidential patient correspondence.
Master of Social Work (MSW): Social Work/ Family Therapy
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - State of Connecticut
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - State of Connecticut
Licensed Professional Counselor - State of Connecticut
Licensed Psychologist - State of Connecticut
Community Health Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental plans, tuition reimbursement, short term/long term disability coverage, 403b plan with discretionary company match/contribution, flexible spending plans, group life insurance coverage, Employee Assistance Program, classroom based/on-line computer skill development resources and more! Please note that completion of a background check, receipt of proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and completion of all requirements of our Infection Control policy will be required prior to working at Community Health Center, Inc.