LCSW or LPC Integrative Behavioral Health & Wellness Counselor/Therapist

Wesley Community & Health Center
Published
November 4, 2021
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Job Type

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Job Description: Responsible for conducting possible group as well as individual therapy, documenting client status and response to treatment and coordinating program services with other providers. Works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Prior healthcare experience a plus.

A Behavioral Health Professional provides professional level mental health assessment and counseling services to patients as part of the integrated health team at Wesley Center/Golden Gate location assigned by management. In this role the incumbent coordinates mental health care with the medical team and support staff, and promotes ongoing collaboration and cohesiveness between medicine and behavioral health care to ensure delivery of whole health care to patients, at a location assigned by management. Dependent upon the service assignment, the Behavioral Health Professional would be supporting a patient population who are homeless, depressed, anxious, uneducated, chronic pain, stressed, domestic violence, abuse victim, substance abuse, and dying. The person in this position will work under the direction of the Integrated Behavioral Health Director as a member of primary care team in providing services to patients in the medical clinics as part of an integrated model. Interventions will be brief, understandable, effective, and consistent with a population-based model of care.

Qualifications of the LPC/LCSW:

  • A Master’s Degree in clinical (professional) counseling, social work, or behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ of providing behavioral health services (i.e. assessment, diagnosis, or treatment of an individual’s behavioral health needs) in the behavioral health field. However, if the right candidate applies, fewer years of experience may be considered.
  • Master's degree in counseling, social work and licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as LPC OR LCSW.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Be able to navigate EHR with little to no difficulty as well as be proficient and fluent in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel (when necessary
  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Due to state licensing requirements, applicants must be a minimum 21 years of age.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Effectively communicate (verbal and written).
  • Must possess knowledge and understanding of standard office equipment, be proficient with personal computers and applicable software programs. Demonstrate and provide strong communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a thorough understanding of member rights, an understanding the conservatorship process, and knowledge of basic medical and psychiatric terminology.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of human behavior.
  • Must have good skills in both verbal and written communications.
  • Must have sufficient knowledge of general mental health issues, treatment planning and the field of human social services to work towards the rehabilitation of the client.
  • Must be organized, have time-management skills and be detail oriented
  • Must be self-directed
  • Must be able to work well with existing clinical, medical and managerial team
  • Must have a clear/clean criminal background
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Sensitivity to multi-cultural populations & issues

Duties:

  • Provide individual, group and/or family counseling in office (integrated medical and behavioral health)
  • May be utilized to provide initial assessments and case management services. Develop individualized service plans and crisis and safety plans.
  • Evaluate and continually monitor client/family progress in meeting goals and anticipated outcomes.
  • Assist or perform duties related to providing and/or monitoring self-administration of medication.
  • Provide varied verbal and physical crisis intervention and counseling.
  • Directly responsible to Clinical Supervisor for administrative and clinical issues regarding admission, discharge and utilization management issues.
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and procedures. Update complete staffing notes for multi-disciplinary clinical team reviews.
  • Receive clinical supervision as required by state law and procedures

Skills / Requirements

  • Directly responsible to the Director of Behavioral Health for administrative and clinical issues regarding admission, discharge and treatment issues.
  • Candidate will demonstrate a high level of compassion and empathy for each individual that is seen and the expectation is that the candidate will also work within a team setting requiring feedback and consultation with other team members.
  • Participate in implementing and enforcing safety performance standards.
  • Maintain outcome based reporting spreadsheets and reports that monitor client progress.
  • Assist with responsibility for appearance, cleanliness and maintenance of facility and equipment.
  • Oversees delivery of appropriate clinical services and ensures direct reports comply with established guidelines and requirements set forth in the ADHS Provider Manual—Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care Services Edition, Bureau of Medical Facilities Licensure, and other documents or entities specified by contract.
  • Uses qualitative and quantitative outcomes and processes data to initiate training, mentoring, or performance improvement activities to assist individuals and/or clinical teams to deliver excellent behavioral health care.
  • Communicates operational barriers,
  • Adheres to minimum productivity and documentation requirements.
  • Ensures confidentiality of verbal and written recipient information, in accordance with HIPPA standards and network policy.
  • Adheres to the legal/ethical/professional guidelines adopted by Relias trainings as well as the AZBBH.
  • Must maintain good member relationships, and be able to identify priorities and stay organized.
  • Knowledge of community based behavioral health services preferred.
  • Ability to use current electronic records management system. T
  • he ability to use a phone, computer, printer, and copier is required.
  • Proficiency and frequent uses Microsoft Office products, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • The ability to use the internet and various web browser software is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • A current Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners License in good standing, or licensed within 6 months of hire, at the independent level in any one or more of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW);
  • A current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate from an approved and accredited training program.
  • Current TB test
  • Current Hepatitis B Screen
  • Current Flu shot

Requirements

  • Current TB test
  • Current Hepatitis B Screen
  • Current Flu shot
  • Current anti COVID-19 shot

Location: 1300 S. 10th Street and GG. Time will be split between the Wesley and Golden Gate Community Center offices. Wesley Health Center and Golden Gate Community Center

Education: Graduate Degree

Experience: Prefer clinician with more than 2 years post graduate experience, however are willing to consider others

Required Travel: Wesley, Golden Gate Community Center and

Language Skills: Preferred: Bilingual in English/Spanish, however, if the right candidate, are willing to consider without this skill.

To Apply:

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/wesley-community-center-inc-c7dfd910/lcsw-or-lpc-integrative-behavioral-health-wellness-counselor-579050d6?lvk=dM1LwIHZluiCP5OUCNdb4Q.--MF-vdYmwF

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