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 145,000 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.
This role focuses on individual, family and group psychotherapy with children and/or adults. Initial behavioral health evaluations, manages & coordinates with community agencies, and may clinically supervise unlicensed staff or students.
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 by laws 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.
Required Experience & Qualifications:
Ph.D. /Psy.D, LCSW, LPC or LMFT degree - one of these is required
Licensed in the State of Connecticut - Required
Minimum of two years of experience with outpatients including experience with children and/or adults (see next bullet for details)
Specifically, this role requires two solid years of working directly with our patient population in clinical therapy: Assessment, demonstration of DSM-V recognition and expertise, implementation of evidence-based practice for individual, group, and family interventions
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) preferred.
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.
Education Masters (Required)
Certifications Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - State of Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselor - State of Connecticut Licensed Clinical Social Worker - State of Connecticut
Work Experience Behavioral/Mental Health
Skills Basic Computer Skills MS Office Individual & Group Counseling EMR/EHR
Community Health Center, Middletown 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.
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Bilingual Required (English / Spanish) - is required for this position, to support our patient population.