The Behavioral Health Specialist will primarily provide clinical care in the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model within a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for individuals facing homelessness. The PCBH model utilizes brief (15- to 30-minute) visits for a wide variety of behavioral issues that present in primary care. Visits are consultative in nature, working with the primary care providers to develop and implement treatment plans using evidence-based strategies. In addition, this position will include a portion of the time providing direct clinical services within Permanent Supportive Housing programs. The chosen candidate will provide individual or group psychotherapies, including evidence-base psychotherapy modalities a range of presenting concerns (e.g., CBT, MI). Employee is accountable to the Director of Behavioral Health.
- Carries out the mission of HHH and ensures the quality of services through interaction with patients.
- Provides support services to patients with physical health, mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses.
- Performs assessments of patient needs and, with patient and primary care clinician, develops a negotiated care plan.
- Provides consultant services to clinical staff based on PCBH Consultation model.
- Evaluates and/or revises care plan as indicated with appropriate documentation in progress notes and communicates this to relevant multi-disciplinary team members.
- Provides evidence-based treatments for individuals with a range of presenting concerns.
- Builds and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients through engagement and negotiated goal setting.
- Maintains clinical documentation, organization and patient confidentiality.
- Advocates with community service providers to facilitate access of patients to needed services.
- Conducts group classes and group visits to promote skill building, education and improved health for the patient as needed.
- Attends and participates in meetings and Quality Improvement activities as required.
- Participates in evaluation of peers, support staff and supervisor as required.
- Sustains productivity expectations established by supervisor.
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
- No experience required.
- Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
- Experience and/or interest in working with homeless and/or medically underserved populations
- Ability to use Microsoft Office and Excel, spreadsheets, and computer data-base systems
- Practice experience in the PCBH model
- Familiar with empirically-supported protocol for substance use (e.g., CBT, MI)
- Demonstrates characteristics for working within a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
- Demonstrates strong analytical skills; strong verbal and written skills
- Manages time effectively, handles multiple assignments simultaneously, and prioritizes projects
- Demonstrates professionalism in appearance and actions
- Supports the agency Mission and Standards of Excellence
- Assumes responsibility for own actions, behavior, quality of work, and productivity
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.