Circle the City
December 23, 2020
Phoenix, AZ
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The Behavioral Health Consultant has the responsibility to identify and address the psychosocial factors important to the assessment, treatment and management of physical health problems. This role is responsible for providing brief interventions that promote functional improvement and minimize psychological and/or psychosocial barriers to the management of health problems. This role is also responsible for connecting patients to community service agencies that address issues common to people who experience homelessness such as mental health, substance use, shelters and housing issues. The Behavioral Health Consultant works in collaboration as part of the patient care team which can include primary care providers, psychiatric consultant. case managers, community health workers, nurses and medical assistants. The Behavioral Health Consultant will assist in identifying gaps and opportunities related to expanding services to patients.

  • Completes comprehensive individualized assessments that identify psychosocial factors important to management of physical health problems including any psychological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, environmental, interpersonal, mental health and/or substance use issues.
  • Utilizes screening tools as necessary to identify appropriate levels of care. Screening tools include ASAM, DAST, AUDIT, PHQ-9, GAD-7 and other evidenced based tools as appropriate.
  • Coordinates within the multidisciplinary team to develop patient-centered treatment plans to improve health and wellness that include the following: Clinical summary and recommendations, measurable goals and objectives.
  • Monitors patient progress towards identified goals and objectives.
  • Provides evidence-based interventions as needed: Motivational interviewing, problem solving training, coping skills training, relaxation/mindfulness techniques, cognitive restructuring, teaching impulse control skills, psychoeducation and communication skills training. Interventions may be delivered individually or in group setting.
  • Provides brief interventions and short-term counseling using appropriate modalities for patients with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction and other concerns as needed.
  • Works with patients in crisis by providing rapid intervention, risk assessment, de-escalation, safety planning, and coordination of care.
  • Supports existing connections to established mental health and substance use treatment services.
  • Connects patient to community agencies that address needs of people who experience homelessness.
  • Serves as team content expert on behavioral changes, substance use issues and community resources.
  • Completes all required documentation within the time frame defined by organization expectations.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals in line with local, state and federal statutes and organizational policies.
  • Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities,
  • Attend relevant and required meetings (both internal and external) trainings, and community events.
  • Receives clinical guidance as needed.
  • Adjusts to fluctuating peaks in patient flow, acuity, and other operational demands while maintaining quality.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills of all computer programs being used in the agency.
  • Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with clients, families, and other personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or Doctorate in Psychology required.
  • Must possess Arizona BBHE license of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners license – other disciplines will not be considered for this position.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Two years of experience working in the health care field.
  • Current Arizona Department of Safety Clearance Card, or ability to secure one prior to start.
  • Requires a current Arizona Driver’s License.

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