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Behavioral Health Clinician -Substance Abuse Disorder Specialist "LCSW Required"

Company: Fair Haven Community Health Care
Location: New Haven
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Clinician -Substance Abuse Disorder Specialist "LCSW Required" Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FFCHC 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. For nearly 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients. It's an exciting time for FHCHC. We are growing and looking for--great talent to join us! If you are a passionate, caring professional interested in improving the health of our community, we'd like to know more about you. Job purpose-- Responsible for behavioral health evaluations, diagnosis, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, with primary clinical--emphasis on patients meeting criteria for--substance--use disorders, and secondary emphasis on general behavioral health patients.--Fair Haven Community Health Care--(FHCHC)--is--a primary care clinic designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).-- Duties and responsibilities-- The--Behavioral Health Clinician--- Addiction Specialist--will--care for--patients in an integrated--primary health--care clinic. Typical tasks include but are not limited to:--

  • Evaluate and diagnose mental, emotional, developmental and behavioral di---culties in individuals, couples and families based on clinical standards of practice--and--formulate--treatment plans and treatment plan reviews based on evaluations--
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy, within-- a primary emphasis on--patients with--substance abuse--disorders; provide clinical and consultative treatment services that are strength based and client centered to individuals, groups, families, and/or couples; respond to mental health crises, assessing need, formulating disposition, and implementing appropriate care;--and--provide mental health crisis triage assessments as needed for patients on the primary medical services--
  • Participate in a team of physicians, nurses, care coordinators and medical assistants--focused on integrated addiction treatment. This position will be responsible for brief--psychotherapy,--consultation--and crisis--management--oriented--services--
  • Coordinate with--the general body of FHCHC--clinical providers--(medical, behavioral health and dental), social service providers, and care coordinators 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--accurately and--within a timely manner--
  • Participate in professional activities such as: continuing education activities, clinical conferences, meeting with representatives of community groups-- Qualifications--
    • LCSW--or licensed psychologist, licensed in the State of Connecticut--required.--due to high percentage Medicare enrolled patients. Unlicensed--psychologists are--clinical social workers of any type, including LMSW will not be considered.--Clnicians--with the credentials--LMFT, LPC--will not be considered.
    • 3-5 years related experience is required.--
    • Oral and written ---uency in--BOTH--English & Spanish--is--highly preferred--
    • The ideal candidate will have--the following: The ability to work well in a team and regularly communicate with other behavioral health and primary care clinicians about shared patients; the ability to use computer and telephone; experience using an electronic health record--management program--and a strong knowledge base of medical terminology and procedures to work in an integrated medical clinic. Experience with running psychotherapy groups and substance abuse recovery and--previous experience in health care setting, ideally in an outpatient setting,--is highly--desirable-- Direct reports-- --None-- OSHA Status Category III-Low Risk Position Generally works in an o---ce environment with no exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Physical requirements 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. OSHA Status: Category III-Low Risk Position Generally works in an o---ce environment with no exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Physical requirements: 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.

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