Our Niles Community Health Center is looking for a Behavioral Health Therapist who is responsible for assessing patients for depression and risky substance use behaviors using standardized screening tools. Provides therapy for patients with behavioral health problems complicated by environment and personal difficulties. Develops psycho-social assessments. Identifies patient needs and refers patients to appropriate community services. Is fully engaged and integrated as part of the patient care team, providing input into care plans, and alerting the medical staff of psycho-social issues complicating health conditions. Principle Duties and Responsibilities: · Maintains a commitment to the achievement of quality health care services by maintaining patient rights, safety, privacy, confidentiality and excellent customer service philosophy. · Screening - assesses patients for depression and risky substance use behaviors using standardized screening tools. · Brief Intervention - engages patients showing risky substance use behaviors in a short conversation, providing feedback and advice. Referral to Treatment - provides referrals to brief therapy or additional treatment for patients who screen in need of additional services Conducts therapy/case manages patients within community standards to set and accomplish specific goals. Focuses on clinical, psycho-social, education, financial and post-hospital needs. Participates in care management. Is fully engaged and integrated as part of the patient care team. Provides input into care plans, and alerts the care team of the psycho-social issues complicating health conditions. Participates in quality assurance activities. Secures needed release(s) of information. Keeps records related to care activities secured, assuring records are accessible to medical providers as needed. · Promotes the integrated behavioral health / primary care model. Provides staff and patient education in the integrated model and patient centered health home. · Ensures all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent the organization in a highly professional manner at all times.
Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work Experience: Three to six months health related experience. Interpersonal: Excellent communication, ability to work with individuals of diverse economic, social and/or cultural backgrounds. Able to demonstrate customer focused interpersonal skills in order to interact in an effective manner with patients and families. Able to effectively collaborate with administration, physicians and clinical support staff as part of the patient care team. Ability to organize, prioritize and manage time. Ability to multi-task, set priorities and goals. Certificate/License: Licensure as a Masters Social Worker in the State of Michigan.
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About Cassopolis Family Clinic Network
Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving Michigan residents in Cass and Southeast Berrien Counties. As an employee of an FQHC, you may be eligible for student loan repayment assistance for up to $250,000. At CFCN, we have created a company culture dedicated to providing excellent care, superior customer service, environmental responsibility, and culturally sensitive compassion. We are committed to serving our community and providing patients and their families with dignity, courtesy, and respect.