School Based Health Center Behavioral Health Clinician
Responsible for providing mental and behavioral health evaluations, diagnosis, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, and (if appropriate) brief substance abuse counseling for children at a school-based health care center run by Fair Haven Community Health Center.
Duties and responsibilities
- Provide mental and behavioral health treatment, individual and group format, to children in a school-based health center
- Evaluate and diagnose mental, emotional, developmental and behavioral difficulties in children based on clinical standards of practice
- Formulate treatment plans and treatment plan reviews based on evaluations
- Provide clinical and consultative treatment services that are strength based and client centered
- Respond to mental health crises, assessing need, formulating disposition, and implementing plan
- Work well with a team and regularly communicate with other behavioral health and primary care clinicians, and coordinate with other clinical providers, social service providers, teachers and the school administration in assisting with and following up on client referrals and with patient care
- Complete all required documentation for intakes, progress notes, treatment plans and reviews, authorizations, billing, and licensure in a timely manner
- Participate in professional activities such as: IEP meetings, continuing education activities, clinical conferences, meeting with representatives of school and community groups
- Ensure patient confidentiality at all times
- Perform other duties as required by the Health Center to achieve the goal of providing high quality health care
- Fulfill other requirements set for in the contract with the Department of Education for school-based health center behavioral health clinicians, such as attending certain student and parent care-planning meetings
- Training, knowledge and ability to independently carry out all the above duties
- Experience providing clinical services for children is preferable
- Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures to work in an integrated clinic is preferable
- Experience providing individual and group therapy for children is preferable
- Previous experience in health care setting, ideally in an outpatient setting is desirable
- At least a Master’s degree (M.A., M.F.T., M.S.W.) in a clinical behavioral heal field (e.g. social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy)
- Must be licensed or license-eligible in the State of Connecticut (LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, PsyD, or PhD)
- Oral and written fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
- Ability to use computer and telephone; experience using an electronic health record is desirable.
Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer, pulling medical records,
Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditions
Manual Dexterity Required: Ability to use a keyboard, telephone.
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.