Behavioral Health Consultant

Applicants for all positions must be or become fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if selected for hire. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered but serial Covid-19 testing will be required to maintain employment. 

The Behavioral Health Consultant provides primary care-based behavioral health services to clients with complex or chronic needs depending on assigned program as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client. Counseling or therapeutic services are provided as part of a team, with primary care-based services being integrated into the care plan directed by the primary care provider.  We offer this position at either PsyD/PhD clinical psychologist, or independently licensed Master’s-level mental health therapist.

What We Offer

  • Clinical Psychologist: $5,000.00 hiring bonus paid in first paycheck.
  • Master’s-level independently licensed therapist: $2,500.00 hiring bonus in first paycheck, $1,000.00 bonus at 12 months.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, continuing education, and more.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Responds to requests from primary care providers to address behavioral health needs of medical clinic patients to maintain a warm hand-off for most patient encounters.
  • Provides brief intervention for presenting problems and triage for on-going treatment services as needed.
  • Completes encounters and associated documentation, including coding and billing.
  • Presents case studies and reports to funding sources or as requested by outside organizations.
  • Measures change and adjusts treatment as needed, using appropriate screening tools.
  • Provides cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, families, groups or communities as assigned. Integrates cognitive behavioral interventions in multiple settings.
  • Enters documentation into the electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Responds to crisis situations, assessing urgency of patient’s needs, provides care, and obtains appropriate services as needed.
  • Assists patient and family in obtaining additional services and other resources as needed. Documents all referrals made to other resources.
  • As assigned, participates in various community meetings and serves as a liaison to numerous community agencies and organizations, including school districts, hospitals, law enforcement, Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff, and tribal authorities.
  • Presents mental health/behavioral health findings and recommendations in verbal or written format to appropriate professionals either upon request or as part of a regular case presentation for peer review or clinical meeting.
  • Leads staff training sessions on new therapeutic techniques and practices. Provides training and education on clinical topics to team members, staff and the community, as needed.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.

Qualifications

Clinical Psychologist Requirements

  • Education: PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • Licenses/Registration: Licensed Psychologist or the approved state license/registration until you have earned your independent licensure. Licensure as a Psychologist in Oregon is required within 14 months of hire. Licensure as a Psychologist in Washington is required within six months of hire.
  • Experience preferred, but not required.

Master’s Level Therapist Requirements

  • Education: Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology
  • Experience: Two years in clinical service delivery with persons with mental or behavioral health needs required. Experience working in primary care or other medical settings strongly preferred. 
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration: License for independent clinical practice in the state you will be practicing or have the necessary clinical training to acquire licensure. Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA)
    •  Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Additional Requirements

  • Current CPR/First Aid card, or obtained within 45 days of hire.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required

About YVFWC

We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic

  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
  • We will let joy in.
  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

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