Job ID: 290132233  |  Last Updated: 3/17/2023

Adult Behavioral Health Clinician

Community Health Clinic -FQHC
new haven, CT
Applicant Contact
Priscila Santiago
Recruiting Coordinator
(203) 556-7917
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Responsible for providing behavioral health evaluations, diagnosis, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, and (if appropriate) substance abuse counseling for Fair Haven Community Health Care, a primary care clinic designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

Duties and responsibilities

The Behavioral Health Clinician will care for patients in an integrated 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 and substance abuse counseling; 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
Coordinate with other clinical providers, 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

Masters degree (M.A., M.F.T., M.S.W.) required. Must have an associate license or independent license in the state of CT i.e AMFT, LPCA, ACSW, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, or Psychologist (PhD or PsyD)
One to three years in behavioral health industry preferred. Bilingual English & Spanish is also 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
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