Job Opportunities - Behavior Health Specialist

To apply for a position, please send your cover letter and complete resume to Carol Martinez at cmartinez@wilmingtoncc.org


Position Title: Behavior Health Specialist

Classification: Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Behavior Health Director


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or requirements of this position. Employees are expected to perform other functions as assigned or requested to further support the organization’s mission.


Position Summary

The Behavior Health Specialist will be responsible for working with the Care Team to recognize and address psychological symptoms and conditions using the bio-psychosocial model


Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Provides professional expertise and consultation to the care team.
  • Contributes to case conferences and member support or counseling groups with the care team.
  • Works with team to monitor and manage “at risk” and “chronic” members.
  • Performs assessment and brief treatment for a wide range of psychological disorders using brief therapy.
  • Assesses the treatment needs of the members, and designs and implements various treatments indicated to best meet member needs.
  • Works with members of treatment team (internal and, where appropriate, external), educational and vocational instructors, clinical staff, etc., to further the goals of the individual educational and/or treatment plans.
  • Apply knowledge of and experience with a broad repertoire of psychotherapeutic skills from a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g. play therapy with children, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapy with adults, psychoeducational therapy and family therapy).  Group therapy experience and documented individual therapy skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a “readiness to change” model versus a long term therapeutic model of care.
  • Provides effective triage of members in need of specialty behavioral health.
  • Makes appropriate referrals and seeks resources to aid members.
  • Meets the standard provider productivity recommended by Wilmington Community Clinic
  • Understands and follows clinic policies and procedures to ensure that the principles of WCC are implemented
  • Interacts with patients, physicians, staff, vendors, and visitors in ways that demonstrate caring and reflect the WCC mission and philosophy.
  • Fosters an environment that promotes trust and cooperation among all staff of WCC.
  • Attends community and WCC meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned.


Performs job duties as a member of the care team

  • Develops educational, training materials and conducts sessions or disseminates information to care team on recent advances in the field.
  • Makes meaningful improvement to services, program, and processes and/or organizational effectiveness that creates new value for members and employees.
  • Monitors the quality of care being delivered.
  • Exposure to and training in evidence based procedures for complicated conditions, such as severe depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Assists in developing, coordinating and facilitating psycho-educational classes, groups and member activities as relevant to treatment plan/program.
  • Engages in effective communication.
  • Utilizes conflict resolution skills as needed.
  • Demonstrates use of shared decision making skills.
  • Works collaboratively across disciplines and administrative functions across the organization and in the community.
  • Shares and receives information, concerns and feedback in a supportive manner.
  • Ability to participate towards a common goal, reinforcing individual


Skills

  • Practices in a professional manner, and collaborates with other health team members.
  • Works successfully with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledgeable of social service procedures, policies, and resources
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Punctuality and excellent attendance required


Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Social Work required from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in the State of California
  • Two years’ experience working in a clinical setting.
  • Trained in behavioral medicine and health psychology concepts.
  • Trained in social, systems and familial aspects of psychological and medical conditions.
  • Trained in behavioral medicine and health psychology concepts.
  • Trained in social, systems and familial aspects of psychological and medical conditions.
  • Trained in substance abuse identification and treatment.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Not applicable


Physical Requirements

Position requires prolonged hours of sitting at a computer, standing and walking in a clinic setting. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds may be required.


Travel Requirements

Travel required to attend monthly local meetings; occasional travel within and out of state.

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