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Mental Health Clinician

Unity Health Care Washington, DC
  • Posted: May 08, 2019
  • Full-Time

INTRODUCTION
Unity Health Care provides medication assisted treatment to patients who
are dependent on opioids. This Mental Health Clinician will do intakes,
assessments, and individual and group therapy for patients in this
program, as well as for those with mental health concerns. Unity's
"whole-person health" includes integrated behavioral health working
closely with primary care and specialty medical providers. We are
looking for an independently licensed clinician with experience in
addictions recovery, including harm-reduction, who enjoys working as
part of a team that includes case managers, care coordinators, nurses,
and medical providers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provides individual, family, or group psychotherapy appropriate to
license, experience and training.
  • Conducts diagnostic, substance abuse, and risk assessments.
  • Provides same day consultation to providers and/or patients on
behavioral health needs (PCBH model) as allocated, or as schedule
allows.
  • Develops a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.
  • Coaches and supports patients to increase compliance with medical
treatment.
  • **Consults with health center director and providers on challenging
patient situations as needed.**
  • **Provides crisis intervention and triage for patients experiencing
emotional difficulties at the site and assist with referrals to
Unity psychiatrists or community mental health resources as
needed.**
  • Responds promptly to internal referrals for therapy, including
coordination with clinicians at another site or referral to external
resources when appropriate.
  • On occasion, provides social service case management or referrals
when needed.
  • **Accurately documents and locks all patient encounters in eClinical
Works (eCW) and complete billing process (if applicable) accurately
and according to procedure to meet Unity's and payer source
requirements. Responds to messages, referrals and telephone
encounters (tcons) per electronic medical record policy.**
  • **Attends departmental, health center and agency meetings as
scheduled.**
  • Assists with special projects at the health center.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities including
clinical supervision, peer supervision, and internal or external
training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN I - QUALIFICATIONS
**? Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related
degree required.**
? DC license (LICSW, LPC, LMFT or Psychologist).
? DC license (LGSW, LGPC, Psychology Associate, or pre-LMFT
(passed national exam)) and completion of 75% of required hours for
independent license.
? Three years of experience (including internships) **providing
counseling, mental health support and/or case management with at risk
populations **in a community health setting.
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN II - QUALIFICATIONS
**? Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related
degree. **
? DC license (LICSW, LPC, LMFT or Psychologist) required.
  • Four years' experience** providing psychotherapy and/or case
management with at risk populations **in a community health
setting.** **
**? Previous experience providing clinical supervision to
interns or trainees.**
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN III - QUALIFICATIONS
? Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related
degree.
? DC license (LICSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychologist) required.
? Six or more years' experience providing psychotherapy to at
risk populations in a community health setting.
? Previous experience providing clinical supervision and/or
training to staff, interns or trainees.
**MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN ROLE - KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
RECOMMENDED**
? Competent in basic psychotherapy skills including assessment,
diagnosis, treatment planning, active listening
? Able to utilize evidence based interventions to improve mental
health of clients.
? Knowledge about special populations (HIV+, homeless, medically
indigent, etc) and diversity/ cultural issues in treatment.
? Ability to work collaboratively with medical health providers in
a patient-centered medical home model.
? Ability to use Electronic Health Record software required.
? Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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**MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN II - ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
ABILITIES RECOMMENDED**
? Able to utilize cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing,
solution-focused, trauma recovery or other evidence based modalities to
improve mental health of clients.
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**MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN III - ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
ABILITIES RECOMMENDED**
? Able to utilize cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing,
solution-focused, trauma recovery, dialectical behavioral therapy, or
other evidence based interventions to improve mental health of clients.
? Experience working with 2 or more age groups (child,
adolescent, adult, geriatric)
Position requirements:
? Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related
degree.
? DC license (LICSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychologist) required.
? Three or more years' experience as a therapist; preference given
to applicants with specialized training and experience in addictions
recovery.
? Previous experience providing clinical supervision and/or
training to staff, interns or trainees.

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