May 25, 2021

Job Title: Behavioral Health Specialist

Department: Clinical

Reports to: Behavioral Health Supervisor

FLSA classification: Non-exempt

Position summary: Provide integrated behavioral health care services to patients and families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform biopsychosocial Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) assessments.
  • Establish a treatment plan that provides maximum benefit to the patient.
  • Involve the patient in identifying and understanding presenting problem.
  • Consult with medical/referring providers integrating behavior and primary health.
  • Educates and support the patient regarding options and services available.
  • Provide for a multi-disciplinary approach to a treatment plan, coordinating with other staff.
  • Coordinate care of patients with referring health provider(s) or agencies.
  • Assess patient progress and modifies the treatment program accordingly.
  • Maintain documentation on all case files including patient information, treatment plan, progress and outcomes.
  • Attend and participate in conferences to discuss patients’ care and other staff meetings. Participates in committees as requested.
  • Participate in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Assist clients with interpreting when needed.
  • Assessment screenings on the PHQ-9, Audit, Edinburgh, etc.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality by following protocol and procedures set for HIPAA guidelines
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Responsible for contributing to the patient team care approach as it relates to social worker supervisor/behavioral health care worker duties.

Education: Master’s degree in Social Work. Completion of an internship required by degree.

Experience: Social work experience required.

Special requirements, qualifications, licenses or certifications: Ability to speak Spanish strongly preferred. Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan. Substance abuse certification or specialty

Supervision exercised: Supervise social work students

All candidates interested in applying, must submit their written request and resume to Angela Salgado, Chief Human Resources Officer

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