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Behavioral Health Consultant

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Behavorial Health Consultant Job ID: 2021-7178 Full-Time DESCRIPTION Provides diagnostic and therapeutic outpatient services to adults and/or children. Plans, organizes, and provides psychotherapeutic services to clients whose level of functioning indicates they can benefit from outpatient therapy. Employee will adhere to the Memorial Health (MH) Code of Conduct, the MH Ethics and Corporate Compliance Plan, Memorial Behavioral Health Center (MBHC) policies and procedures, as well as performance standards established by the governing board/administration and accrediting bodies. REQUIRED SKILLS Direct Clinical Services Develop initial comprehensive assessment data including clients presenting problems, mental status, relevant psychiatric, medical and developmental histories to make decisions regarding diagnosis (per DSM-V), treatment objectives and ongoing treatment plans and/or to provide information and make appropriate referrals to other treatment resources in the community. Provide 25 hours of billable services per week to clients. Implement crisis or pre-crisis intervention procedures with potentially suicidal, homicidal, or severely disabled clients. Where appropriate referrals will be made to consulting psychiatrists or inpatient psychiatric facilities to prevent further destabilization. Interview collateral contacts, previous and current treatment professionals, and significant others, to further establish a database for assessment and ongoing treatment plan as needed. Clarify priority problems, goals for change, and session limits according to agency policy to assist clients in developing appropriate expectations for treatment in relationship to the agency. Use a variety of psychotherapeutic treatment approaches and interventions to change targeted behaviors and stabilize adaptive behaviors with individuals, couples and families. Manage the termination process and discharge planning to enhance clients' abilities to retain treatment changes and/or use other available support services. May organize, plan and participate in therapy groups for clients and/or their families, as assigned. Client Information System Establish appropriate professional files, including: comprehensive assessments, progress notes, treatment objectives and plans, previous treatment records, clients' consent to current treatment and for exchange of information. Complete required administrative forms. Collect necessary information for billing and fee collection for both community mental health and private pay clients. Provide necessary client information to other agencies or health care providers to coordinate services to identified clients. May prepare necessary documents/reports for DCFS as needed. Training Activities/Professional Growth Supervisor and employee mutually identify professional goals that will enhance job related skills. Participate in ongoing agency meetings, committees and special projects to enhance professional expertise. Complete mandatory education requirements by specified deadlines. Participate in required staff meetings and in-services to keep abreast of agency policy and administrative procedures, meet requirements for continuing education, and upgrade professional knowledge. Consultation/Networking Engage in appropriate team work functions (such as mutual support, clarification of office responsibilities and procedures) according to best professional judgment and agency policy to provide a professional working environment and effective service delivery. Develop cooperative relationships outside the agency with family, physicians, public officials or interested agencies to provide for the development of mental health services in the community. Job Relationships Demonstrate through initiative and apparent effort involvement in clinical supervision. Communicate directly with supervisor for clarification of administrative policy, program evaluation to promote a professional working environment and effective service delivery system. Adhere to MH/MBHC Behavioral Standards Other Job Responsibilities Ability to accommodate evening/weekend hours. Perform other duties as required by agency needs. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE Education: Minimum Master's in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling required, preferably in social services field. Licensure/Certification/Registry: LCPC, LCSW, or LMFT licensure required Experience: Two years previous experience with SMI/SED population preferred. Verifiable history of providing quality care to clients as indicated by references or demonstrated by internal work history. Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have computer and keyboarding skills required by position. Must have valid IL driver's license, reliable transportation, and proof of automobile insurance. Must pass background checks and drug screen. Must be comfortable documenting within two electronic health records. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , Behavioral Health Consultant, Professions , Springfield, Illinois

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