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Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: Mattapan Community Health Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTIONPOSITION: Behavioral Health ClinicianDEPARTMENT: Behavioral Health ServicesLOCATION: 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126REPORTS TO: Director of Behavioral HealthTYPE: Full-Time / Part-TimeSALARY: NegotiableJOB SUMMARY:This position shall have primary responsibility for completing psychosocial community services under the general direction of the Behavioral Health Clinical Service Manager in collaboration with the Director of Behavioral Health Services, in accordance with policies, procedures and protocols established by Mattapan Community Health Center. In addition, the incumbent is required to follow all other appropriate standards of practice, licensing and certificate, and other regulatory agencies' requirements.RESPONSIBILITIES1. 90% *Clinical Care*? Perform appropriate psychosocial assessments and interventions.? Perform short and long-term therapy.? Create treatment plans and refer clients to appropriate therapies based on assessment and treatment plan needs.? Assist in the implementation of community and social programs as a professional clinician in accordance with Mattapan Community HealthCenter's grants/contracts with federal, state, and local agencies and mandates of service requirements with those grants/contracts.? Support medical providers with getting clients connected to appropriate behavioral health services.? Perform crisis assessment and crisis intervention but will review high risk situations with their clinical supervisor.? Prepare appropriate transfer and discharge plans and assist clients in a therapeutic transition from services.? Prepare psychosocial educational materials for clients, as needed, or required.? Engage with clinical, health education, community health and other staff members in the provision of services to patients. Provide referrals for services needed.? Use tests, measurements, and measurement scale (PHQ2/PHQ9, GAD7,Vanderbilt Scale, etc.) for general and specific assessments as well as objective patient criteria in the provision of services and evaluation procedures.? Will create patient centered treatment plans, provide ongoing treatment, assess patient's ongoing clinical needs and progress, and provide consultation and coordinate care with other designated team members.2. 10% *Quality Improvement*? Attend bi-weekly Integrated Team Meetings? Provide patient with external community resources pertaining to BH services beyond the scope of practice at MCHC.? Prepare patient reports, correspondence, referrals and other materials for community agencies, schools, legal proceeding, and others as needed.? Document telephone contacts via EMR (EPIC).? Maintain and complete in a timely manner all appropriate clinical paperwork and documentation in compliance with the Behavioral Health department policy and procedures, including use of the EHR and use of DSM 5 coding as needed.? Participate in risk management meetings, if applicable to case.? Create reports about patient/client utilization and outcomes, as needed.? Perform other duties as required by the position or as assigned by the BH Director. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties and / or responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change due to organization's needs at any time with or without previous notice.Must cooperate fully with MCHC's Corporate Compliance Program and performs all tasks as assigned by the Director of Behavioral Health, CMO and/or CEO.SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:? Master's in Clinical Social Work (LCSW or LCSW-candidate, LICSW) or Master's in Mental Health Counseling (MA or LMHC). Current, valid, and unrestricted licensure to practice in MA.? Experience in an ambulatory setting is preferred. Minimum of one to two years of relevant clinical experience.? Experience working with all age categories (children, adolescent, and adults).? Ability to be flexible in working with a wide range of diagnoses.? Successful candidate must be a self-starter, organized, motivated, comfortable working in a team-based, collaborative setting and able to respond to same day visits and/or crisis.? Bilingual in English and Haitian-Creole or Spanish is a plus.? Good communication skills with staff and patients.? Excel, outlook and EMR experience preferred.? Experience in working with diverse culture preferred.? Familiarity with multicultural groups, previous work experience in a multicultural setting and willingness to remain current in field of focus is preferred.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shiftAbility to commute/relocate:* Mattapan, MA 02126: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education:* Master's (Required)Language:* Haitian Creole (Preferred)* Spanish (Preferred)License/Certification:* LCSW, LICSW or LMHC (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Mattapan Community Health Center, Boston , Behavioral Health Clinician, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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