Position Summary A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, the Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) is part of a multi-disciplinary primary health care team. BHCs are responsible for providing behavioral health consultation and treatment to children, adolescents and adults in order to improve their psychosocial functioning and overall health outcomes.
Core Job Responsibilities
Provide screenings, assessments and diagnoses of mental health conditions and functional assessments identifying barriers to improving and maintaining optimal physical health
Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions
Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and the development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration
Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes to improve patient self-management of chronic disease
Provide brief, focused interventions for mental and behavioral health problems and disorders
Actively participate in meetings that support ACCESS’s integrated healthcare model and promote comprehensive care for our patients
Provide consultation and training to the primary care team to enhance their skill and effectiveness in managing the behavioral aspects of patients; care plans and treating mental health problems
Master’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work or equivalent required
Current Illinois LCSW/ LCPC or PsyD licensure required
Minimum five (5) years, post Master’s degree clinical experience preferred
Excellent working knowledge of evidenced-based mental health and behavioral inventions
Some BHC positions require oral fluency in Spanish
Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Internal Number: 382
About ACCESS Community Health Network
For more than 25 years, ACCESS has been on the frontlines of community-based health care. ACCESS provides a continuum of care model that connects patients to health care resources both within and beyond the walls of our 35 federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs). ACCESS' services are designed to address the health of our underserved communities in such areas as preventive care, chronic disease management, and support services. To address patients' comprehensive health needs, ACCESS physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives and other providers are teamed with outreach staff, case managers, social workers and substance abuse counselors to advance a continuum of care. Designated as a Level 3 patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), ACCESS offers patient-centered, preventive and primary care services to more than 183,000 patients annually. Through its investment in technology to further improve patient care and engagement, ACCESS has also been recognized by HIMMS at Stage 6 for its adoption of its electronic health record. With 35 Joint Commission-accredited community health centers located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, ACCESS is also one of the largest networks of community health centers in the nation.