The Behavioral Health Clinician performs mental health and/or substance use disorder outpatient counseling. The position works from an integrated behavioral health model providing a broad spectrum of culturally appropriate services, including completing behavioral health assessments with standardized behavioral and health risk screenings, providing group and individual counseling, help with case management, and make referrals to students with behavioral health/academic needs.
• Committed to practice the Saint John of God values, acknowledgement attached. • Provide behavioral health outpatient counseling (Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, Co-Occurring) to patients • Assist with screening, identification and management of patients with behavioral health difficulties, victims of abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. • Provide assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, academic progress, and/or life situation. • Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing patients and by reviewing records. • Provide psycho education to patients around issues related to adaptation to the patient’s illness. • Develop and implement treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, and then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary. • Consult / collaborate / coordinate with the Behavioral Health Team in the development and implementation of treatment plans whenever required or clinically relevant. • Monitor clients in person or by telephone for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications. • Perform case management and provide social services when appropriate. • Provide brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, or other relevant skills. • Provide or facilitate in clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments such as the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving Treatment, Stress Management Training, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Behavioral Activation as needed. • Conduct regularly scheduled caseload consultation with Behavioral Health Team.
• Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up in health care. • Track patient treatment, follow-up, and clinical outcomes in the medical record and/or other databases as required. • Document in person and telephone encounters in medical record and other databases. Use database and medical record system to identify and reengage patients who may be lost to follow-up. • Document services rendered in patient electronic records and/or other databases as required. • Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the PCP and other behavioral health providers. These may include referrals for additional services. • Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside behavioral health (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, in-patient substance abuse treatment). • Facilitate program workflow and improvements at his/her site so as to achieve program quality and performance aims. • Participate and represent behavioral health perspective in multidisciplinary meetings. • Support reporting requirements per grant contracting requirements. • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.
• Licensed Master’s Level Clinician (LCSW or LMHC) for the State if Florida. • 2-3 year experience providing therapy. • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, Creole a plus • Ability to work in a highly diversified environment. • Maintains active valid licensure and credentials. • Excellent organizational and documentation skills
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits
Internal Number: BH001
About Camillus Health Concern
Camillus Health Concern, Inc. (CHC) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides health care services to persons experiencing homelessness in Miami-Dade County. CHC has been a Health Care for the Homeless grantee through the Department of Health and Human Services since 1989 and was designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center in 1996. CHC provides a range of health services including adult primary and pediatric health care, dentistry, behavioral health, case management, assistance with accessing benefits, podiatry, and dermatology. CHC provides services to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.