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Behavior Health Consultant

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Job Summary
The Behavioral Health Consultant will primarily be responsible for providing integrated clinical behavioral health services. *This job qualifies for National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment.*
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Consultation with PCPs to enhance understanding of the patient, provide decision support for treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans. • Individual, couples, and/or family consultation with patients, including: • Functional and strength-based assessment and diagnosis; • Psychoeducation for patients and their support systems; • Medication adherence counseling and disease self-management counseling; • Motivational Interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction; • Brief problem solving cognitive intervention aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self-efficacy; • Self-Care Plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self- management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction, and relaxation; and • Substance use/abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and development of harm reduction strategies. • Referral for other services including medical care, housing options and other social services • Provide consultation to and coordinate care of patients with health center primary care staff. • Identify, refer, and advocate for patients needing specialty behavioral health service, and other services as needed. • Be immediately available to the health center staff during working hours in the event of a psychiatric emergency. • Participate as a member of the health center staff in the event of any other kind of emergency. • Complete all charting as needed and required by contracted funding sources: including assessments, progress notes, and billing. • Identify quality improvement opportunity or system inefficiencies. • Work with appropriate staff to resolve these issues by participating in performance improvement processes. • Take an active role to contribute to the improvement of office functioning. • Other responsibilities as needed Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Job Requirement
-Master’s degree in social work, or related field, with a minimum of two years’ experience as a behavioral health provider and a current license to practice in Pennsylvania as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Psychologist

-Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to individuals, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems in a primary care setting

-Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to individuals, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems in a primary care setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience using trauma-informed and social justice frameworks
Experience working with homeless individuals and/or underserved communities
Therapist- Psychologist
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