Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician
Fair Haven is seeking a Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician.
Fair Haven Community Health Care’s mission is providing quality, compassionate primary medical, dental and Behavioral Health care to those who needed it the most. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental care, regardless of ability to pay. We offer major medical, dental, vision insurance, generous PTO, tuition reimbursement and much more!
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The child/adolescent behavioral Health clinician is responsible for providing behavioral (BH) health care to children and adolescents in an integrated community health clinic. Will provide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment to children and their families. Will provide treatment including individual, and/or group therapy and brief substance abuse counseling for children and adolescents, and/or family therapy for families, at FHCHC, or will provide appropriate referrals to other community child and adolescent BH providers.
Duties and responsibilities
The Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician for Integrated Care is a liaison to pediatricians in a preeminent academic medical center. Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Facilitate warm handoffs to pediatricians
- Provide mental and BH treatment to children and adolescents in an integrated community healthcare clinic
- Evaluate and diagnose mental, emotional, developmental and behavioral diﬃculties in children, as well as family dysfunction based on clinical standards of practice
- Work in close partnership with the primary care clinical teams
- Conduct patient screening using standardized tools
- Formulate treatment plans and reviews
- Provide treatment, including individual, group, and/or family therapy, and some substance abuse counseling when necessary
- Provide acute triage services to the primary care clinical teams
- Report to DCF when necessary if neglect or abuse is suspected
- Provide clinical services that are strength based and client centered to children and their families.
- Coordinate with other clinical and social service providers, care coordinators, and patient navigators
- Document all aspects of clinical care in the EHR and in a timely manner
- Participate in professional activities such as: continuing education activities, clinical conferences, meetings with representatives of community groups when required to do so
- Ensure patient conﬁdentiality at all times
- Perform other necessary duties as required by FHCHC to achieve the goal of providing high quality health care
- Master’s degree (M.A., M.F.T., M.S.W.) required. Must have an associate license or independent license in the state of CT i.e AMFT, LPCA, ACSW, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, or Psychologist (PhD or PsyD)
- One to three years in behavioral health industry preferred. Bilingual – oral and written ﬂuency in both English & Spanish also preferred.
- The successful candidate will have:
- Training, knowledge and ability to independently carry out all the above duties
- Experience in providing clinical services to children and adolescents
- Strong knowledge base of medical terminology/procedures for work in an integrated healthcare clinic desired
- Previous experience in health care setting, ideally in an integrated outpatient setting desired
- Ability to work in a high energy, fast paced environment and maintain a professional demeanor and attitude
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with patients, their families, internal and external staff
American with Disabilities Requirements:
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.