GENERAL STATEMENT This position description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed, and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.
The Behavioral Health Provider must be an LICSW and is responsible for administering Integrated Behavioral Health services for participants accessing care in the medical setting. Services include brief behavioral health assessments for participants within medical clinic setting, and provision of short term cognitive behavioral interventions, as well as traditional therapy to a small caseload. The goal of services are to improve the functioning of medical participants and/or reduce symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, pain and other mental health or medical conditions, as well as support role functioning by providing skills-based training. Position may involve supervision of interns/bachelors level staff as result of program growth.
The Behavioral Health Provider will report directly to the IBH-C Triage Coordinator and Senior Clinical Manager of Mental Health Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
LINKAGE TO MEDICAL OPERATIONS
Respond to the medical team needs when they identify a behavioral health concern of a participant.
Understand and apply state and federal confidentiality regulations with regard to clients’ records and correspondence
Participate in clinic, division-wide and organization-wide meetings and/or committees assigned
Identify and participate in other trainings or committees that can further understanding and implementation of Integrated Behavioral Health services
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Provide brief functional assessment of participants in medical setting identified with behavioral health concerns
Provide short term individual and family interventions to assist clients in their ability to respond to symptoms impacting their ability to function.
Provide supportive interventions including psycho-education and skills training to support role functioning not result of more serious mental health conditions
Carry a small caseload of participants needing more intensive therapy
Accept cultural diversity and integrate the participant’s/family’s values and culture into initial conversations
Explain worker’s role, responsibilities and client’s rights, including confidentiality and mandated reporting
Maintain ongoing contact with families and significant others to include child/youth’s social worker to update them to the clients’ progress in treatment
Apply crisis management skills when necessary to stabilize the clients in the program
Document all contacts, referrals and other necessary information
Maintain client records that are accurate, comprehensive and adhere to documentation policies
Billing and documentation needs to be completed within 48 hours
Billing expectations that are determined on a yearly basis need to be met and will be tracked weekly
Maintain monthly statistics and provide reports as needed to Program Director
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience – Requires a Masters Degree in Social Work and an Independent Social Work license in the District of Columbia. The ability to communicate proficiently in second language used by the target client population (Spanish) is required. Must have 5 years of relevant work experience, 2 of which should be clinical experience providing treatment and case management services to child/youth and families.
Working knowledge of Windows and Word; knowledge of patient confidentiality issues and HIPAA compliance/regulation are essential. Valid Driver’s License needed.
Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary
Physical Demands – Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment – Mostly in a typical office and/or home setting with quiet to moderate noise level. May be exposed to extreme cold, heat, and humidity due to outside weather conditions.
Mary's Center, founded in 1988, is a Community Health Center that provides health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems. Mary's Center uses a holistic, multipronged approach to help each participant access individualized services that set them on the path toward good health, stable families, and economic independen...ce. The Center offers high-quality, professional care in a safe and trusting environment to residents from the entire DC metropolitan region, including individuals from over 100 countries, through 7 locations and 1 mobile unit (the Dental Cruiser).