The Clinician performs mental health and/or substance use disorder outpatient counseling. The position works from an integrated behavioral health model providing a broad spectrum of culturally appropriate services, including completing behavioral health assessments with standardized behavioral and health risk screenings, providing group and individual counseling, help with case management, and make referrals to students with behavioral health/academic needs. All of these duties are required to be done in accordance with the policies and procedures set forth by Camillus Health Concern.
Provide behavioral health outpatient counseling (Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, Co-Occurring) to patients.
Assist with screening, identification and management of patients with behavioral health difficulties, victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence and trauma.
Provide assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis.
Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing patients and by reviewing records.
Develop and implement treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
Evaluate the effectiveness of treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, and then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.
Consult and coordinate with the BHS Team in the development and implementation of treatment plans whenever required or clinically relevant.
Perform case management and provide social services when appropriate.
Provide brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, or other relevant skills.
Track patient treatment, follow-up, and clinical outcomes in the medical record and/or other databases as required.
Document in-person and telephone encounters in medical record and other databases.
Use database and medical record system to reengage patients who may be lost to follow-up.
Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the PCP and other behavioral health providers. These may include referrals for additional services.
Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside behavioral health (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, in-patient substance abuse treatment).
Facilitate program workflow and improvements at his/her site so as to achieve program quality and performance aims.
Participate and represent BHS perspective in multidisciplinary meetings and trainings.
Support reporting requirements per grant contracting requirements.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.
In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Valid LCSW License for the State of Florida
2-3 years’ experience providing therapy.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, Creole a plus
Committed to the teachings and values of the Brothers of Saint John of God.
Ability to work in a highly diversified environment.
Maintains active valid licensure and credentials.
Excellent organizational and documentation skills
Sensitive to the needs of homeless and underserved populations.
Receptive to a multicultural patient environment.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Work effectively and productively in a team environment
Computer literate; previous experience with Electronic Medical Records
Culturally sensitive to the social, psychological and health care needs of the Homeless and/or under served populations.
CAMILLUS HEALTH CONCERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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About Camillus Health Concern, Inc.
Camillus Health Concern, Inc. (CHC) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides health care services to persons experiencing homelessness in Miami-Dade County. CHC has been a Health Care for the Homeless grantee through the Department of Health and Human Services since 1989 and was designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center in 1996. CHC provides a range of health services including adult primary and pediatric health care, dentistry, behavioral health, case management, assistance with accessing benefits, podiatry, and dermatology. CHC provides services to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.