Behavioral Health Consultant - LCSW/PsyD

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2021-11-10 00:00:00Z

Position Summary

The Behavioral Health Consultant - LCSW (BHC)  is a member of the primary care provider team providing brief, immediate behavioral health support and interventions as part of integrated primary care services. Makes referrals to outside agencies when appropriate for optimum patient care. 

Essential Functions

  • Works as part of the primary health care team, providing quick and accurate clinical assessments for patients in the exam room and patient care hubs using evidence-based treatment modalities. 
  • Demonstrates appropriate clinical judgment in assessment and treatment, following established clinical care guidelines; provides appropriate referrals to outside agencies as indicated. 
  • Designs culturally appropriate behavioral health interventions using evidence-based treatment modalities. 
  • Appropriately documents each patient visit in EMR, including subjective and objective data, assessments, treatment plan, and other documentation as necessary. Maintains compliance with all agency policies and procedures. 
  • Effectively communicates with and educates patients regarding self-care; supports and facilitates patient goal-setting. 
  • Responds quickly to urgent/emergent needs. 
  • Provides holistic care by integrating faith and practice into patient care; provides effective spiritual intervention and referral to staff chaplains as indicated. 
  • Meets consistently with the Director of Behavioral Health for supervision and case review.  
  • Identifies and integrates community resources into practice, working collaboratively with community behavioral health agencies and others to optimize patient care. 
  • Continues to expand personal and professional knowledge by attending area training, peer conferences, and events related to duties as BHC.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

  • LCSWs, LPCs, LMFC, and/or Psy.D’s who have a valid, current clinical license in Pennsylvania, required.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to provide quick and accurate clinical assessments, and design culturally-appropriate behavioral health interventions
  • Ability to integrate faith and practice
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, or willing to participate in overseas immersion language training, required.
  • Knowledge of basic psychopharmacology preferred

Benefits

Esperanza Health Center offers medical, vision, and dental health benefits as well as 401K matching and other employee assistance programs. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, licensed mental health professionals who are able to commit to 2 years of service with EHC are eligible for loan repayment assistance through our governing body, HRSA. Learn more about the National Health Service Corps program here.

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