Beavioral Health Clinician:
The behavioral health clinician is responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental and
physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload with the patient’s medical
provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers. Ideal candidate embodies
compassion and commitment to culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse patient
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Supports the behavioral health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload. Closely
coordinate care with the patient’s primary care team and, when appropriate, other
behavioral health and social services providers.
- Provides patient education about common mental health and substance use disorders
and the available treatment options.
- Systematically tracks treatment response and monitor patients (in person or by
telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or
- Supports psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers,
focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of
- Completes clinical assessments to diagnose and treat mental health conditions.
- Works with patient to complete treatment plans and goals for treatment.
- Provides evidence based interventions (ie CBT, DBT) or evidence-based techniques such
as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other
treatments as appropriate.
- Provides or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial
treatments as clinically indicated.
- Participates in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultations with the
psychiatrist and communicates resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s
medical provider. Consultations will focus on patients new to the caseload and those
who are not improving as expected under the current treatment plan. Case reviews may
be conducted by telephone, video, or in person.
- Tracks patient clinical outcomes using a registry. Documents in-person and telephone
encounters in the registry and use the system to identify and re-engage patients.
- Documents patient progress and treatment recommendations in electronic medical
record (EMR) and other required systems so as to be shared with other treating
- Facilitates treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in
consultation with the care team (psychiatrist, PCP, etc).Facilitates referrals for clinically indicated services outside of the organization (e.g.,
social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health
specialty care, substance use disorder treatment).
- Develops and completes relapse prevention/self-management plan with patients who
have achieved their treatment goals and are soon to be discharged from the caseload.
- Participates in community outreach activities to promote Ibn Sina mental health
programming/services.Performs related work as assigned.
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Professional Counselor.
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.Licensed Social Worker.
- Licensed Psychologist.
- Masters-level licensure candidate/trainee (e.g. LMSW, LPC-A).
- Reports to Project Manager.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Experience with population of focus preferred.
- Knowledge of evidence-based behavioral health interventions and case management.
- Bilingual preferred but not required.
- Child and adolescent experience preferred but not required.
- Knowledge of electronic medical record and completes all documentation on time.
- Documentation is clear, concise and well constructed.
- Flexible, autonomous and adaptable to work environment.
- Effective time management and organizational skills.
- Strong communication, listening and interpersonal skills.
$68,000-78,000K (depending on experience)
Hours Per Week
Full time: 40 (5 days a week, 1-2 Saturdays a month)