Behavioral Health Consultant

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic - 41 Clinics in Oregon and Washington   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on November 9, 2022
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What We Offer

  • Clinical Psychologist: $10,000.00 hiring bonus paid in first paycheck.
  • Master’s-level independently licensed therapist: $5,000.00 hiring bonus in first paycheck, $2,000.00 bonus at 12 months.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, continuing education, and more.

What You'll Do

The Behavioral Health Consultant provides primary care-based behavioral health services to clients with complex or chronic needs depending on assigned program as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client. Counseling or therapeutic services are provided as part of a team, with primary care-based services being integrated into the care plan directed by the primary care provider.  We offer this position at either PsyD/PhD clinical psychologist, or independently licensed Master’s-level mental health therapist.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Responds to requests from primary care providers to address behavioral health needs of medical clinic patients to maintain a warm hand-off for most patient encounters.
  • Provides brief intervention for presenting problems and triage for on-going treatment services as needed.
  • Completes encounters and associated documentation, including coding and billing.
  • Presents case studies and reports to funding sources or as requested by outside organizations.
  • Measures change and adjusts treatment as needed, using appropriate screening tools.
  • Provides cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, families, groups or communities as assigned. Integrates cognitive behavioral interventions in multiple settings.
  • Enters documentation into the electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Responds to crisis situations, assessing urgency of patient’s needs, provides care, and obtains appropriate services as needed.
  • Assists patient and family in obtaining additional services and other resources as needed. Documents all referrals made to other resources.

Qualifications

Clinical Psychologist Requirements

  • Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology.
  • Experience Preferred: One year’s clinical experience working within a multidisciplinary team in primary care or other medical settings providing diagnostic and psychological assessments, for primary care-based positions. One year’s clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families for specialty behavioral health settings.
  • Licenses/Registration: Licensed Psychologist within the state of practice. First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification obtained within 45 days of employment.

Master’s Level Therapist Requirements

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field.
  • Experience: Two years’ experience postgraduate/master’s experience in the direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance; such experience must have been gained under the supervision of a mental health professional. Washington State designation as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) may be substituted for this experience requirement.  One year’s full-time experience in the treatment of children under the supervision of a children’s mental health specialist. Washington State designation as a Child Mental Health Specialist may be substituted for this experience requirement.
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid certification (or obtained within 45 days of employment). One of the following licenses is required for this position (must apply for within one week of hire if the license is not current):
    • Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)
    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
    • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Preferred

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required

To Apply

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