Job Description

Child Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician

Job purpose
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

How to Apply

Fair Haven Community Health Care New Haven