Job ID: 290132235  |  Last Updated: 3/17/2023

Child/Adolescent 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 (BH) health care to children and adolescents in an integrated community health clinic. Will provide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment to children and their families. Will provide treatment including individual, and/or group therapy and brief substance abuse counseling for children and adolescents, and/or family therapy for families, at FHCHC, or will provide appropriate referrals to other community child and adolescent BH providers.

Duties and responsibilities

The Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician for Integrated Care is a liaison to pediatricians in a preeminent academic medical center. Typical duties include but are not limited to:

Facilitate warm handoffs to pediatricians
Provide mental and BH treatment to children and adolescents in an integrated community healthcare clinic
Evaluate and diagnose mental, emotional, developmental and behavioral di?culties in children, as well as family dysfunction based on clinical standards of practice
Work in close partnership with the primary care clinical teams
Conduct patient screening using standardized tools
Formulate treatment plans and reviews
Provide treatment, including individual, group, and/or family therapy, and some substance abuse counseling when necessary
Provide acute triage services to the primary care clinical teams
Report to DCF when necessary if neglect or abuse is suspected
Provide clinical services that are strength based and client centered to children and their families.
Coordinate with other clinical and social service providers, care coordinators, and patient navigators
Document all aspects of clinical care in the EHR and in a timely manner
Participate in professional activities such as: continuing education activities, clinical conferences, meetings with representatives of community groups when required to do so
Ensure patient con?dentiality at all times
Perform other necessary duties as required by FHCHC to achieve the goal of providing high quality health care

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 - oral and written ?uency in both English & Spanish also preferred.
The successful candidate will have:
Training, knowledge and ability to independently carry out all the above duties
Experience in providing clinical services to children and adolescents
Strong knowledge base of medical terminology/procedures for work in an integrated healthcare clinic desired
Previous experience in health care setting, ideally in an integrated outpatient setting desired
Ability to work in a high energy, fast paced environment and maintain a professional demeanor and attitude
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with patients, their families, internal and external staff

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