LMSW/LMHC – Behavioral Health- Full Time- Westchester, New York

Seeking a Behavioral Health Consultant in Westchester, NY 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

Please send resumes via fax to 914-594-2336