Behavioral Health Licensed Clinician (LPC or LCSW)

Elkton, VA
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Location: Healthy Community Health Centers
Position: Behavioral Health Licensed Clinician (LPC or LCSW)

Healthy Community Health Centers (formerly Harrisonburg Community Health Center) was created in 2008 to help the medically underserved population of the city of Harrisonburg and the surrounding areas. This organization is an NCQA recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home which is consistently looking for a way to reaffirm its mission: To provide patient-centered healthcare that is accessible and affordable to all. Providers, Nurses, and Staff provide help to the community in ways some patients previously thought was not possible. HCHC creates an environment of community service that lets employees reconnect with the reason they were first interested in healthcare. HCHC is looking for community driven employees who are excited to help their neighbors lead healthy lives.

The role of the Behavioral Health Licensed Clinician is to provide high quality behavioral health services to the patients of the Health Center in support of the Mission and Vision of HCHC.

This position is eligible for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP). LCSWs and LPCs have the opportunity to have their student loans repaid, while earning a competitive salary, in exchange for providing healthcare in communities with limited access to care.

General Description of Role and Duties: 
The Behavioral Health Licensed Clinician works as part of the primary care team, identifies triages and manages patients with behavioral health care needs within the primary care setting.

Under medical direction, the Behavioral Health Licensed Clinician performs specialized duties at any site listed within the HRSA approved scope for HCHC. The Behavioral Health Licensed Clinician provides behavioral health services to patients referred for services. These services include counselling for Depression; Anxiety; Grief; Trauma; Anger; Chronic Disease; Self/Behavioral management; Children and Family Counseling; Life Stage coaching and counseling; Marital / Couples Therapy; Substance Abuse Assessments and Substance Use Counseling; mental health assessments; management of care of patients within the field of mental health, crisis management; counselling and connection to community based resources designed to facilitate the ability of the patient to care for themselves and their families.

HCHC provides access to patients between the hours of 7:30 AM- 6:00 PM. Flexible schedules are available with preference given to candidates who are able to work until 6:00 PM.

Current and unrestricted license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, to include LCSW or LPC, with preference given to LCSW. Cannot be sanctioned under Medicaid or Medicare. Maintains federal, state and professional licenses/qualifications to maintain scope of practice in Virginia. Previous experience working in a Community Health Center environment is preferred but not required.

Service provision to include both short term, solution focused approaches as well as longer term, traditional outpatient therapy.

Must be able to prioritize care needs and demonstrate cognitive reasoning ability.

Must be aware of diversity among patient’s ethnicity and the impact of patient’s cultural background.

Experience with an integrated care model in a primary care setting is preferred. Will need to demonstrate a high level of comfort in working with primary care medical providers using a consultative style. Ability to work through brief patient contacts, including via telephone and teleconferencing. Ability to train and teach effective behavioral health interventions and the primary behavioral health model to medical practitioners and other members of the care team. Ability to exercise balanced judgement in evaluation situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent and equitable manner. Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions. Experience working with limited resource populations is a desired strength. Bilingual ability in Spanish is a desired skill but is not required.

Ability to perform calmly, competently and quickly in emergency situations. Strong customer service abilities. Must be able to organize patient information, handle multiple tasks concurrently, possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with patients and health center staff.
Please note this position is posted on behalf of our partner practices. This individual will be working at the specific practice that is mentioned in the above details and will not be a direct employee of Aledade, Inc. so will therefore not be eligible for the benefits available to Aledade employees.