Behavioral Health Clinician (Bilingual) - Remote
Company: Mission Neighborhood Health Center
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Are you an LCSW / LMFT looking for a unique opportunity to
provide BH services as part of an integrated team supporting our
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
- 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
- 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
- Ongoing case management to address psychosocial issues which
are, or could potentially, impact a patient's health or behavioral
- Accurately records patients' assessment, behavioral health
needs, treatment and referrals in medical record according to
- Actively utilizes the Health Registry to ensure patients'
follow-up, track clinical improvements and develop written
- 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.
The LCSW / LMFT will have the following skills, education, and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 40 hours Paid Educational Leave
- 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Contribution
- DEA Licenses - MNHC pays for your renewal
- CME - $500 per year
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