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Behavioral Health Counselor

Company: Alliance Medical Center Inc.
Location: Healdsburg
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Alliance Medical CenterJob DescriptionJob Title: Behavioral Health CounselorDepartment: MedicalReports To: Behavioral Health DirectorPrepared By: HR AdministratorApproved By: Director of HREdit Date: 01/30/19_________________________________________________________________________________Summary The Behavioral Health Counselor at AMC works together with medical providers to integrate behavioral health and primary care for our patients. Provides culturally and linguistically competent services for our community. The Behavioral Health Counselor works with patients who have a range of emotional and behavioral health issues. Support patients who may be experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, or need support in reaching health goals.*** This position is onsite in our Healdsburg office.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:The Behavioral Health Counselor(BHC) will provide same day mental health "touches" or warm hand-offs to begin the process of engaging with patients to better support their health and wellness, as well as short-term counseling; group counseling; co-facilitating group medical visits with a PCP; care coordination; and case management services.The BHC will also work with the Medication Assisted Treatment team and provide support and counseling for those identified as having an Opiate Use Disorder and other Substance Use Disorders. The BHC will also screen for the need for referral to more intensive substance abuse services as needed.

  • Ability to work on a multidisciplinary team in a primary care setting
  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures, methods and techniques of behavioral health service provision, including:
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Involuntary hospitalization/ 5150 process
  • CPS & APS reporting requirements
  • Danger to self and Danger to Others reporting requirements
  • Crisis resolution skills
  • Brief and solution focused therapy
  • Substance abuse disorder diagnosis and treatment
  • Ability to assess, diagnose and treatment plan according to Medi-Cal guidelines with proper documentation in an electronic medical record.
  • Experience charting in an electronic medical record.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis job has no supervisory responsibilities.. Requirements:CompetenciesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Principles, procedures, methods and techniques of mental health case management.Principles, procedures, methods and techniques of mental health diagnosis and treatment in coordination with psychiatric care.Principles, procedures, methods and techniques of mental health emergency procedures such as: 5150, CPS reporting, APS reporting, TarasoffAnalytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; uses intuition and experience to complement data.Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting.Oral/Written Communication - Listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.Writes clearly and informatively.Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process.Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality.Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.Education/ExperienceFQHC or similar experienceExperience working with Medication Assisted treatment and other substance abuse disordersExperience providing Warm Hand-OffsKnowledge of CBT/DBT, motivational interviewing techniques, mindfulness and other stress reduction strategies, behavioral health approaches to pain management and chronic health issues such as diabetes.Experience using EPIC, an electronic medical record.Licenses and CertificationsMaster's Degree in a behavioral health field preferred (ex. MFT, social work, psychology, community mental health)Language SkillsBilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence.Mathematical SkillsAbility to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.Reasoning AbilityAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.Computer SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.*** This position is onsite in our Healdsburg office.

Keywords: Alliance Medical Center Inc., Santa Rosa , Behavioral Health Counselor, Healthcare , Healdsburg, California

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