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Behavioral Health Consultant (LICSW)

Manchester Community Health Center

Achieving better health outcomes, better patient care, and lowered costs through innovation and strong community partnerships.

Provide behavioral health consultation to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning as a component of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.  This responsibility includes referrals to other MCHC staff, community agency referrals, healthcare team collaboration (to include case management/conferencing), and community education/outreach.
Responsibilities: Include the following.

•Provide comprehensive assessment, consultation, diagnosis, brief intervention of psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
•Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals including information and referral, advocacy and case management.
•Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
•Actively participate in meetings that support MCHC’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients including consultation with medical staff.
•Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
•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. 
•Works collaboratively with primary providers and other involved clinical staff to develop and implement care plans for patients.
•Teach patients, families, and staff, care prevention and treatment enhancement techniques.
•Monitor the site’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
•Prenatal Team:
•First point of contact for prenatal clients: completes prenatal psychosocial assessment
•Provides pregnancy counseling (including options counseling).
•Coordinates case management with Perinatal Nurse Coordinator: assess social factors as they relate to the health of the mother and infant.
•Provides ongoing case management to prenatal clients in coordination with providers to monitor and stabilize when necessary. May include referrals to community resources for issues like housing, battering, or parenting skills.
•Short-term counseling.
•Support group development and facilitation.
•Maintain accurate, timely documentation in the client’s medical record of all client contacts, case planning and the client’s plan of care.  All documentation in the client’s medical record must be legible and easily understood by anyone who may need to access the record.
•Research available materials or develop new materials when appropriate that can be used by clients and/or families to reinforce verbal information given by MCHC staff. (For example: how to apply for Social Security.)
•Attend all mandatory safety-related and infection control in-services offered.
•Sensitivity to cultural diversity of population being served.  Maintains client age-related competencies.
•Follow all Personnel Policies as described in Employee Orientation Handbook received at the time of employment.
•Other duties as assigned.


Masters Degree required

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Date Added: November 20, 2018

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