Behavioral Health Consultant in Sullivan, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 9/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $39,500 - $62,400 yearly dependent on licensure

POSITION PURPOSE

The Behavioral Health Consultant is part of the person-centered integrated care team and provides direct and indirect services to persons served in the medical services department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – JOB SPECIFIC

Counseling:
• Provide psychotherapy and/or clinical care management for persons served with a focus on patients receiving pain management services and/or have significant behavioral health issues
• Manage a caseload of counseling clients when appropriate
• Function as part of a multi-disciplinary team and participate in weekly treatment planning meetings

Brief Assessment and Behavioral Interventions:
• Provide consultation to primary care medical practitioners on behavioral health issues
• Develop joint plans with medical provider on behavioral health aspects of patient care. While the Licensed Clinician will occasionally deal with typical mental health problems like depression and anxiety, the focus of their work will be on helping patients change behaviors that exacerbate primary healthcare problems such as diabetes, chronic pain, hypertension, etc. as well as delivering preventative care such as smoking cessation, weight management, and stress management education
• Provide brief assessment and referral, behavioral interventions, education and short-term follow-up for primary care patients with mental health, substance abuse, and medical compliance issues
• Provide education and support to patients and their families to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes
• Conduct brief crisis interventions
• Develop and maintain procedures, protocols and paperwork/forms on an ongoing basis to ensure the programs relevance and usability to patients and clinic staff
• Provide psycho-educational support groups concerning a variety of patient health issues
• Maintain client records, following agency and state regulations
• Maintain agreed upon level of productivity
• Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member

Other Responsibilities:
• Complete initial paperwork and treatment plans with persons served
• Be knowledgeable of other human/social services for purposes of referral if the agency is unable to provide a particular service and maintain documentation of such referrals
• Stay abreast of therapeutic techniques and best practices in the field
• Interface with other human/social services to provide wholistic services to persons served
• Be knowledgeable of admission criteria for all programs as well as knowledge of Utilization Management criteria specific to insurance companies
• Provide licensure supervision, if applicable
• Perform Utilization Review activities as assigned
• Regular attendance (except as excused)
• Attend all training as required by Compass Health Network, Accreditors and Funders
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES – COMPANY WIDE

• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team oriented and values diversity

DESIRED DEMONSTRATED KEY COMPETENCIES

• Analytical Thinking
• Change Readiness
• Collaborative Relationships
• Conflict Resolution
• Creative Thinking
• Communication – Oral
• Communication – Written
• Decision Making
• Empowers Others
• Flexible Thinking
• Forward Thinking
• Multitasking/Planning
• Organizational/Time Management
• Problem Solving
• Project Management
• Risk Management/ Assessment
• Strategic Thinking
• Teamwork
• Technical Expertise

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION

• Master’s degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, or psychology as recognized by the US Department of Education required
• Doctorate degree in Psychology as recognized by the US Department of Education preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE

• At least one (1) year of experience, under supervision, in treating problems related to mental illness in addition to behavioral issues as they relate to chronic medical conditions required
• Working knowledge of DSM-5 preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

PLPC, LPC, PLMFT, LMFT, LMSW, LCSW or LP, licensed in Missouri required

 

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