Community Health Alliance is currently looking for a Clinical Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Our Behavioral Health Behavioral Care Provider (BCP) will directly provide evidence based therapeutic interventions to medically, mentally or behaviorally challenged clients of Community Health Alliance. The position will be a part of a multi-disciplinary staff to assess, diagnose, plan and provide treatment for patients. These cases may or may not involve patients with serious mental illness (SMI) or severely emotionally disturbed (SED) clients or clients without an SMI or SED diagnosis but who struggles with managing their physical health, are homeless or under-housed and have chemical dependency issues. The BCP may be asked to facilitate psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational groups to diverse groups of clients.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Clinical Psychologist
- If not licensed in the state of Nevada, then eligibility for licensure in Nevada.
- Be able to pass a background check
- Bilingual preferred.
- Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work
- Willing to obtain needed medical screens and immunizations such as TB test, Hepatitis, etc.
- Must keep continuing educational credits up to date and in compliance of law as required by the employee’s governing licensing agency.
Entry Level Qualifications:
- Knowledge of principles, practices, techniques, and trends in individual, family, and child and adolescent counseling.
- Knowledge and experience with CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidence based interventions.
- Theoretical basis and practical experience with crisis-intervention (e.g. suicidality, etc.).
- Must possess the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
- Must be willing to work with adults and youth of diverse backgrounds and beliefs.
- Must possess the ability to problem solve in urgent situations.
- Knowledge of systems in a medical setting.
- Knowledge of behavioral health role in primary care settings.
- Knowledge and experience treating clients with substance use disorders.
- Knowledge of working with homeless individuals and families and an understanding of the resources available to them.
- Must possess the ability to keep appointments punctual, maintain organization, and meet deadlines.
- Knowledge of, skills related to and ability to treat mental health issues.
- Knowledge of, skills related to and ability to track on-going treatment of mental health patients.
- Knowledge of methods, principles and techniques of social case work, psychotherapeutic interventions, and practice with individuals, groups and families with special focus on the needs of homelessness.
- Knowledge of and participate in prevention and treatment of individuals experiencing substance abuse.
- Manage a caseload as determined with supervisor.
- Skill in proper charting/coding of behavioral health services to ensure appropriate reimbursement for services provided.
- Skill in operating personal computers utilizing word processing, databases, statistical and graphic presentations, and various general office equipment.
- Skill in communicating and dealing with diverse groups of people individually and in group settings.
- Skill in investigating case situations and ability to present this information to the medical staff in clear and concise manner.
- Skill in organizing and prioritizing, especially in crisis situations.
- Ability to perform psycho-social assessments including; relevant family and social history that may pertain to diagnosis and treatment.
- Ability to work with families to improve communications reduces socially un-acceptable behavior, teach coping skills, and stress management.
- Ability to write and carry out moderate to extensive treatment plans as required per case.
- Ability to interpret patient’s treatment to patient’s family and help to reduce any obstruction or attitudes that may interfere with psychiatric care and treatment.
- Participate in warm hand offs and assess and deliver interventions in real time
- Deliver recommendations to primary care providers on their patients’ status and course of action needed.
- Review completed behavioral health screenings and assess, plan, and implement interventions as needed.
- Incorporates the principles of recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation; establishes a client-directed partnership that fosters independence, competencies and hope.
- Conducts outreach at specified sites to identify clients in need of services.
- Documents assessments, plans, summaries, interventions and issues in a timely and accurate manner; maintains high quality records.
- Submits monthly reports as directed.
- Achieve an understanding of agency mission, strategic focus areas and overall goals and objectives. Contribute to the success of these areas.
- Secure and document informed consent from all behavioral health clients.
- Participate in case staffing and team meetings as requested.
- Understand and apply all CHA Policies and Procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $70,000.00 to $80,000.00 /hour
- LCSW or Clinical Psychologist (Required)
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
- Other types of insurance
- Retirement benefits or accounts
- Education assistance or tuition reimbursement