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Behavioral Health Specialist - LCSW

Camino Health Center Santa Ana, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Title: Behavioral Health Specialist

Full/Part Time: Full Time with Benefits

Job Summary:

The Behavioral Health Specialist provides behavioral health services to patients of all ages at Camino Health Center. The Behavioral Health Specialist work alongside the health center’s medical teams to provide comprehensive whole person care. The Behavioral Health Specialists provides same day mental health consults, psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, alcohol and drug screening using the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment), education/support groups and resource information. The Behavioral Health Specialist is the link between Camino Health Center, the community, and other local agencies that provide services for this population. Behavioral health services will be provided on site at Camino Health Center and with other community partnerships.

Ensure that the core values of Camino Health Center - Service, Dignity, Justice, and Excellence - are carried out within daily tasks.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct Patient Care
    • Delivers integrated care that is accessible to the full population of patients served by Camino Health Center
    • Provides assessment and crisis intervention (behavioral health same day services)
    • Provides short term behavioral health services (behavioral health follow up services)
    • Facilitates treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the medical provider and the psychiatric consultant
    • Provides timely and clinically indicated referrals to community providers for patients who are experiencing severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
    • Meets established productivity levels
  • Integration Services
    • Participates in all aspects of the Behavioral Health Integration services at Camino Health Center; huddles, warm hand offs, provision of resources to patients and staff, and treatment planning
    • Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease. Teaches patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques
  • Documentation
    • Provides timely electronic health record documentation for all behavioral health contacts
    • Strictly adheres to clinical documentation standards of the department and those required by insurance networks

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Education: Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college, university or professional school
  • License / Certification: Must be licensed, in the state of California, as an LCSW and be in good standing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences; current BLS certification
  • Experience / Training: 3 years of providing direct behavioral health services to patient of all ages; ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions; should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and have strong communication skills

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • Experience / Training: Bilingual English/Spanish; experience in an out-patient or community mental health setting; previous experience with motivational interviewing and brief counseling
Company Description
Our mission is to improve the health status of the underserved in south Orange County by providing affordable, quality primary health care. Our vision is to develop an efficient organization with a full range of integrated primary care services to promote wellness through patient education, prevention and chronic disease management at accessible locations with community collaborations. A few of the services we provide are Medical, Behavioral Health, Dental, and WIC. We are located in South Orange County with clinics in Lake Forest, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente.

Benefits: We consider our employee benefits program to be one of our most important investments. Because we recognize the value our employees bring to our organization, we are committed to providing our employees with a complete benefits program as part of their total compensation. These include:

• Approved Service Site for the National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program
• Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 100% Paid by employer
•Paid Time Off
•403(B) Retirement Plan
•Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
•Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
•Supplemental Life Insurance and AD&D for Employees and Dependents
•Flexible Spending Account – Health Care and Dependent Care
•Employee Assistance Program
•Tuition Reimbursement

Camino Health Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Camino Health Center

Why Work Here?

Great benefits, growth opportunities, collaborative work environment!

Our mission is to improve the health status of the underserved in south Orange County by providing affordable, quality primary health care. Our vision is to develop an efficient organization with a full range of integrated primary care services to promote wellness through patient education, prevention and chronic disease management at accessible locations with community collaborations. A few of the services we provide are Medical, Behavioral Health, Dental, and WIC. We are located in South Orange County with clinics in Lake Forest, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente. Benefits: We consider our employee benefits program to be one of our most important investments. Because we recognize the value our employees bring to our organization, we are committed to providing our employees with a complete benefits program as part of their total compensation. These include: • Approved Service Site for the National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment Program • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 100% Paid by employer •Paid Time Off •403(B) Retirement Plan •Short-Term and Long-Term Disability •Basic Life Insurance and AD&D •Supplemental Life Insurance and AD&D for Employees and Dependents •Flexible Spending Account – Health Care and Dependent Care •Employee Assistance Program •Tuition Reimbursement Camino Health Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Santa Ana, CA
USA