Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Mental Health Counselor – Per Diem

LMSW/LMHC Behavioral Health Consultant – Per Diem

Per Diem position; covering for a maternity leave. Position expected to start Late January, 2019 and go to June 2019
$22- 24.00 an hour and 20 hours per week. Evenings and/or Saturday required.

Seeking a Behavioral Health Consultant for Washingtonville, New York to work in primary care practices of Boston Children’s Health Physicians. This position requires availability Monday-Friday. Candidate must be detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks efficiently. The Behavioral Health Consultant will work with the Primary Care Providers at the site to provide care to: patients with mental health concerns; families and patients with chronic illnesses; and parents of children who need assistance in modifying behavior.

As a part of employment, Behavioral Health Consultants will receive supervision hours from a LCSW-R for advanced certification.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities include:

  • Strong assessment skills
  • Competence in the delivery of crisis intervention services and in brief and time-limited therapy
  • Experience working with parents on behavioral management and child development education
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment, caring, and respect for children and adults from diverse backgrounds who have multiple needs or problems
  • Ability to develop medical/behavioral treatment plans and coordinate needed services to fulfill plans
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients, and other behavioral health clinicians
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence based treatments for mental health conditions

Principle Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide psycho-social education as needed with particular emphasis on childhood development and adolescent development
  • Assist the primary care health provider in recognizing and treating mental health and psychosocial concerns
  • Provide functional and strength based assessment and diagnosis
  • Provide motivational interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction
  • Complete all required charting in patient’s electronic medical record
  • Assist in care coordination and care planning, and provide referrals to appropriate community agencies as necessary

Required experience includes:

  • Current NYS LMSW or LMHC license required or license eligible
  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents required

Location: Washingtonville, New York
Ref# Washingtonville