We are seeking a Licensed Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist to provide high quality mental health and substance use screening and patient support. As a behavioral health specialist, you will be responsible for engaging patients and providing screening, initial assessments, short term interventions, and referrals. Additionally, provide support to healthy living groups, e.g. new mothers and diabetes. COH is employing an integrated approach to behavioral and primary health care. This is a full-time position.
Highlighted Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support and closely coordinate mental health care with the patient’s primary care provider and, when appropriate, other treating mental health providers;
- Screen and assess patients for mental health and substance abuse disorders;
- Support and closely coordinate mental health care with the patient’s primary care provider and when appropriate, other treating mental health providers;
- Provide patient education about common mental health and substance abuse disorders and available treatment options;
- Document all direct and indirect care in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted agency, medical, and legal standards;
- Monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications;
- Provide case management and care coordination through appropriate needs assessment and referral, and coordinating with other providers, telephone contact with patients and their families, and contact with outside agencies; and
- Consult with other department providers regarding referrals, screening, treatment plans and care coordination.
- LICSW required;
- Thorough knowledge of diagnostic categories, mental health and substance use screening, referral resources, evidence-based treatment modalities, suicide assessment, and therapeutic crisis intervention;
- Ability to function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to collaborate well with other disciplines despite potential disagreements or conflict;
- Experience working with Medicaid populations preferred;
- Two years of clinical experience preferred.
We offer great benefits including:
- Medical Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
- Dental Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
- Vision Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
- Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance;
- 403(b) Retirement Plan;
- Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses;
- Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro;
- Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave and holidays;
- Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies;
- And much more!
Community of Hope is a rapidly growing, innovative, and mission driven nonprofit. For over 34 years, we have provided health-care, housing, and supportive services for low-income, underserved, and homeless people in Washington DC. We currently operate a variety of housing programs and three community health centers, which offer medical, dental, behavioral health, and birth services. Through providing these programs and supportive services, we continue our mission of helping and enabling people achieve good health, a stable home, family sustaining income, and hope.
Community of Hope was selected as one of the Washington Post’s 150 Top Workplaces in 2014, 2016 and 2017. We received the 2012 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and the 2014 Leadership Greater Washington Innovative Community Partnership Award. We were also recognized in 2012 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.
To request a reasonable accommodation to complete an employment application or for general questions about employment with Community of Hope, contact the Recruiting Coordinator.
Community of Hope is an equal opportunity employer.