Schedule: Full Time
The Senior Behavioral Health Specialist provides clinical and case management services for Children ages birth till 19; in an integrated health care setting that provides primary care, behavioral health and dental services. The Behavioral Health Specialist will foster positive working relationships with medical staff, co-workers, clients and external key stakeholders. The Behavioral Health Specialist provides leadership, motivation and support to staff, triage, management of referrals, admission and discharge processes for clients, and ensures the integrity of the program model.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s or Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling or Social Work plus at least two years of post graduate experience.
Credential(s) Required: Licensed in the State of Connecticut
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
Position will be located in Hartford, CT. This position will be full time and will begin in mid-December 2017.
Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health
- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of $500 per year
- Wellness Programs
- Free annual flu shots
For a Secure Future
- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
- Company paid long-term disability insurance
- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Training and development opportunities
For Work Life Balance
- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
- Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to efficiently and effectively meet the behavioral, primary, and dental health needs of the client, including, but not limited to: providing behavioral health consultation to the primary care provider, assisting client in meeting medical treatment compliance, and referring client to other Wheeler services and/or other community services as needed.
- Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
- Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents, clear clinical formulations and treatment plans that are individualized and measurable, developed in collaboration with the client/family and others as relevant, using behavioral health screening as directed, and are inclusive of behavioral health, primary care, and dental goals as indicated.
- Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to integrated health model and program expectations.
- Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner.
- Communicates in a positive, effective manner with client, family, and all internal and external providers. Attends any required meetings and multidisciplinary treatment team planning meeting.
- Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.
- Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy.
- Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
- Provides clinical leadership by implementing, promoting, and sustaining evidenced based and best practice models of prevention, intervention, and treatment.
- Provides guidance and crisis support to staff.
- Monitor the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
- Works with program manager or designee to develop, monitor, and analyze clinical and program performance and outcomes and develops and monitors quality improvement program goals.
- Interfaces and collaborates with and other community providers to provide positive system development for clients and families, to promote Wheeler Clinic’s reputation as a quality service provider.
- Serves as role model for staff to promote strong work ethic and adherence to model specific approaches.
- Provides culturally competent care and maintains sensitivity to and respect for clients’ cultural traditions, values, and beliefs.
- Reports child abuse/neglect as mandated, adheres to confidentiality guidelines and ensures that the program meets all necessary licensing, regulatory, and accreditation standards, as related to the program, staff, records, facility, and care of youth.
- Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
- Completion of all required training related to Integrated Health Care as assigned.
Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class. Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer.
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