Behavioral Health Consultant in Columbia, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 10/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $27.00 - $30.00 Hourly Dependent on Licensure


Provide behavioral health consultation to children, adolescents, adults, and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.


  • Provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health clients.
  • Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals.
  • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
  • Actively participate in meetings that support Family Health Center’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.
  • Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
  • Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
  • Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
  • Teach patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques.
  • May provide supervision for students in accordance with a written agreement with the student specific academic institution.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Demonstrate positive relationships for customer service with patients, families, outside agencies, and FHC team.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Work in concert with Care Coordinator, Nurse Care Managers, Providers, Nurses, and Front Office staff to optimize patient services and outcomes.


Job Requirements


  • Masters degree in Social Work or Professional Counseling
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions.
  • Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and have strong communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions.
  • Computer literate, including word processing, medical office management system applications, and electronic mail.



Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.