Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin. BETTER TOGETHER
Mental Health Therapist with Young Child/Caregiver Focus
The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for the delivery of direct, empirically driven, clinical services to children and adolescents, families, individuals, couples, and groups in the Mental Health department as a practicing psychotherapist. The emphasis and primary focus of this position is on the assessment and treatment of young children and their families. The therapist is this position sees children presenting with a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties including attachment complications, post-traumatic stress responses, depression and anxiety, feeding disorders, and regulatory challenges. A broad range of parental mental health difficulties negatively impacting the parent-child relationship are also addressed. Children are assessed and treated in the context of their primary caregiver relationship. The aim of all services is to support healthy child development by enhancing the quality of child-caregiver relationship.
The incumbent also may provide initial telephone screening and triage assessments and provide office intakes to Group Health Cooperative of South-Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) patients as a member of the mental health practitioner staff. The Mental Health Therapist works under the general direction and supervision of the Mental Health Clinic Coordinator with additional accountability to the Behavioral Health Services Manager.
Our Mission Statement: To provide accessible, comprehensive, high quality healthcare and outstanding service in an efficient and personalized manner to persons in the GHC-SCW service area.
Our Vision: To be a leader among HMO’s in providing high-quality medical care, impeccable service and competitive benefit levels and premium rates.
Our Common Values:
Patient Centered: When health insurers and health care providers are brought together under one roof, we are better together. Our care team model focuses on supporting the needs of our patients/members and providing the best in safe, high quality coordinated health care. Members and their providers participate in making meaningful decisions that lead to better outcomes.
Quality Driven: When members and their providers each participate meaningfully in the decisions that lead to better health care, we are better together. GHC-SCW continues its tradition of providing proactive health promotion and disease management outreach to our members to consistently achieve high quality health care accreditation.
Innovation: When we work to lift each other up, show appreciation and collaborate in the best interests of the member, we are better together. GHC-SCW has made innovative advancements which include the implementation of an electronic medical records system (EMR) and GHC-SCW MyChartSM, access to innovative Complementary Medicine benefits and Wellness reimbursement services.
Community Involved: When we join with our community to further the causes for which we share a common concern, we are better together. We are proud to promote programs that strengthen lives, and make our community a safer, stronger and healthier place to live and grow. GHC-SCW employees share their time and talent; and we recognize that the value of what we give is also what we gain – for our employees, our members and our community.
Not for Profit Cooperative: When we share a common purpose, a common voice and a common vision, we are better together. We use our surpluses to improve clinics, enhance health care benefits and give back to the community. Our members, not our profits, are our priority. We have a unique “cooperative” governance structure which works directly for our members.
GHC-SCW is committed to fostering a caring and compassionate environment while ensuring that individual differences are valued. GHC-SCW is a quality driven cooperative built on collaboration, community involvement, innovation, and belonging. It is essential that all employees, members, and patients feel secure and welcome, that the opinions and contributions of all individuals are respected and that all voices are heard.
Healthcare is a human right.
In treating all people with dignity and respect.
There is strength in diversity.
Equity celebrates our humanity.
We are better together.
Job Specific Requirements
Minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a psychotherapy-related field such as Psychology, Social Work, Guidance and Counseling, or Nursing required. Preferred is a Master’s degree as well as further training with emphases on the mental health needs and evidenced-based treatment of young children and family.
Possession of an appropriate Wisconsin clinical license (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychologist), and Certification by the State of Wisconsin Medicaid/Health Forward program as a Mental Health Provider required.
Possession of a National Provider Identifier (NPI Number) for health care providers.
A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the provision of direct clinical mental health services required.
Knowledge of and experience in providing high quality, culturally tailored, and trauma-informed mental health services for young children and their families as part of a comprehensive, coordinated approach to care. Training and experience in child-parent psychotherapy preferred.
Previous experience in an HMO or managed care setting preferred.
Knowledge, ability and skills in the provision of professional, evidence-based mental health therapy services including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals, couples, children and adolescents, families, and groups. Knowledge of and ability to apply current mental health theory and practices. Knowledge of group dynamics and leadership.
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. GHC-SCW considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Internal Number: 744
About Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW), located in Madison, WI, is a non-profit managed health care organization that provides the entire spectrum of health care services, including insurance, Primary Care and Specialty Care. GHC-SCW is committed to continuously improving the quality and safety of health care and the quality of services provided to GHC-SCW members. This commitment is reflected in GHC-SCW’s “Excellent” accreditation status, the highest level of accreditation granted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCAQ), and in GHC-SCW continued regional and national recognition as a top performing health plan for effectiveness of care measures.
As Dane County’s first member-owned health plan, all of us at GHC-SCW are proud of our legacy of "firsts" that have set us apart from day one. Our journey begins with the vision of early founding members who had a novel idea that the consumers of health care should own and govern the way health care is organized and delivered. They wanted to bring a new emphasis of preventive health care and cost control to the established system notorious for a high medical costs and provider control. From the first ...bold vision of what GHC-SCW could be, we’ve never stopped listening, growing and innovating to find new ways to enhance the quality of care and improve the quality of lives. Today, we are consistently ranked one of the top health plans in Wisconsin and in the nation.