Circle the City is a local nonprofit that provides healthcare for the homeless. 5% sign on bonus with 2-year commitment. The Behavioral Health Consultant has responsibility for the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the Collaborative Care model at Circle the City. This role is responsible for coordinating and supporting mental health care within the clinic and for coordinating referrals to clinically indicated services outside the clinic under the general direction of the Medical Director and Integration Manager. The Behavioral Health Consultant functions as a core member of the Collaborative Care team which involves the patient’s primary care provider, a psychiatric consultant, and, when appropriate, other mental health providers in the primary care clinic. “This position is eligible for the national health services corp. loan repayment. For additional information please refer to: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/index.html”
Great benefits with full medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with a company match, STD, LTD, Life, EAP, paid PTO and paid Sick days.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Support and closely coordinate mental health care with the patient’s primary care provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.
Completes assessment of patients to determine presence and extent of mental health issues and substance abuse, documents assessment, and makes treatment recommendations based on assessment with input from others treating patient, including SBIRT screenings and interventions.
Monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by PCPs, focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment.
Provides counseling and support to individuals and families. This may include brief interventions (e.g. Behavioral Activation, Problem Solving Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Interviewing), individual, family or group counselling and/or coordinating referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity. This may also include group facilitation.
Complete all required documentation.
Participate in regularly scheduled consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s PCP. Attend other relevant meetings and training as required.
Maintains strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals in line with local, state and federal statutes and organizational policies.
Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices.
Maintains current knowledge and skills of all computer programs being used in the agency.
Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with clients, families, and other personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
Ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patient and other members of the care team.
Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/or substance use disorders, when appropriate.
Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders, when appropriate.
Working knowledge of evidence-based psycho-social treatments for common mental health disorders, when appropriate.
Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g. Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Action), when appropriate.
Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems, objectives, electronic health records systems and computer systems applications (MS Office, PowerPoint, Chrome etc.).
Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem-solving and data driven decision-making.
Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community.
Master’s degree in Social Work required.
Must possess Arizona BBHE licensure (LCSW).
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Two years of experience working in the health care field.
Current Arizona Department of Safety Clearance Card, or ability to secure one prior to start.
Requires a current Arizona Driver’s License.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Must be able to:
Handle high levels or stress
Lift or carry from 0 to 100 pounds occasionally
Bend or stoop frequently
Use hands to push or pull occasionally
Fine manipulation continuously
Internal Number: 24
About Circle the City
Circle the City is a Phoenix, Arizona nonprofit agency that provides healthcare for the homeless.