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Behavioral Health Clinician (Bilingual) - Remote

Company: Mission Neighborhood Health Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Are you an LCSW / LMFT looking for a unique opportunity to provide BH services as part of an integrated team supporting our unhoused neighbors?

This position is flexible to meet your needs as well as ours in that we are looking for either a full time or a part time employee to work remotely Monday through Friday. We are open from 7am to 7pm and can be flexible with start and stop times.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

The LCSW / LMFT will have the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Provide brief or extended Psychosocial Assessments focusing on the patient's present situation, including medical, mental/behavioral health, substance abuse, socio-economic and immigration components, current needs, and relevant information from patient's history.
  • Performs crisis interventions and risk assessments for suicide and danger to others due to mental illness or grave disability.
  • Utilizes a participant-centered, strengths-based model of care, provides insight-oriented, behavior modifying, and/or supportive psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups of patients, generally up to 10-12 sessions.
  • Uses evidenced-based models for care, including but not limited to: CBT, solution-focused therapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and health psychology.
  • Utilizes depression screening tools (PHQ-9) and other screening tools as appropriate such as GAD-7. Follows the SAMHSA SBIRT (Screening, brief intervention, referral and treatment) model for patients with potential substance use disorders.
  • Assists clients/patients with symptom reduction (e.g. insomnia, anxiety, depression, and post-trauma symptoms, stress management, emotional dysregulation) through talk therapy, case management and coordination with PCP or psychiatrist if necessary.
  • Provides health and behavior assessment and intervention to client/patients with chronic disease or other health problems that are having difficulty managing their disease due to psychological, behavioral, cognitive, or social factors.
  • Creation of and linkage to already-existing groups that address recurrent referrals (e.g. psycho-education groups, substance abuse, coping with chronic pain, etc.)
  • Linkage to intra-agency components that address lifestyle adjustments or concerns, such as dietary changes, diabetes management, or medication adherence
  • Linkage to appropriate community resources, such as child, family, and educational resources, immigration resources, employment and disability resources and maintain knowledge of and relationships with these resources.
  • Linkage to County Behavioral Health System for patients with severe mental health needs and substance abuse treatment needs, and provision of behavioral health services until patients are connected.
  • Ongoing case management to address psychosocial issues which are, or could potentially, impact a patient's health or behavioral health.
  • Accurately records patients' assessment, behavioral health needs, treatment and referrals in medical record according to established protocols.
  • Actively utilizes the Health Registry to ensure patients' follow-up, track clinical improvements and develop written reports.
  • Works closely with the extended Behavioral Health team throughout MNHC to ensure standardization and quality. Engages in regular meetings as organized by the Behavioral Health Director or Manager and participates in MNHC-wide Behavioral Health initiatives and quality management projects.
    Requirements

    The LCSW / LMFT will have the following skills, education, and experience:
    • Masters in Social Work, Psychology or Marriage and Family Counseling from an accredited program or university.
    • Must have a LCSW, PsyD/PhD or LMFT California license.
    • Bilingual - Fluent in English/Spanish required.
    • Minimum of 5 years providing social work, behavioral health services to a diverse population.
    • Experience working with evidence-based brief counseling models.
    • Experience in primary care setting preferred.
    • Experience with Latinx population preferred.
      Who We Are: Founded in 2002 as a community response to the neighborhood's growing homeless population, the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC) advocates for housing and resources to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and economic health of homeless residents in the 16th street corridor and surrounding Mission neighborhood. MNRC employs a service model based on harm-reduction principles and practices that focus on community building, basic human needs, and integrated health services for a diverse population as they move toward greater stability and well-being.

      At MNHC you will have an opportunity to provide a wide range of services including short-term psychotherapy, clinical case management, and referrals to other community-based organizations.

      Benefits
      • Medical Insurance - MNHC pays 90-100% based on plan
      • Dental and Vision Insurance - free to employee
      • Flex Spend Accts for health & dependent care expenses
      • Life Insurance - free basic policy plus voluntary option
      • Vacation - 3 weeks (4 weeks after 5 years)
      • 12 Paid Holidays plus your birthday and 12 Sick Days each year.
      • 40 hours Paid Educational Leave
      • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Contribution
      • DEA Licenses - MNHC pays for your renewal
      • CME - $500 per year

Keywords: Mission Neighborhood Health Center, Austin , Behavioral Health Clinician (Bilingual) - Remote, Other , Austin, Texas

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