The Department of Psychiatry is recruiting a Full-Time Behavioral Health Specialist to provide assessment and therapy services to patients with mental health and substance use problems at Harris Health System's community health clinics.
This position is located at the Martin Luther King Clinic; 3550 Swingle Rd., Houston, TX 77047.
Provides Assessments for behavioral health problems for patients referred by health care providers at community clinics; appointments include elective appointments or walk-ins for patients in crisis or those with urgent needs.
Develops treatment plans for patients to address their mental health and substance use problems.
Provide therapeutic interventions of individual, group and family therapy for mental health and substance use problems.
Liaises with physicians, nurses, and psychiatry staff regarding patient care and treatment.
Completes required documentation and statistical reporting in a timely manner.
Provides curbside consultations to the primary care team.
Accommodates walk-in patients in crisis or with urgent needs.
Attends center staff meetings as required.
Attends CBHP faculty meetings.
Attends training classes or orientations as required by Harris Health or Baylor College of Medicine.
Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
No experience required.
Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A).
Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is required.
Experience with diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders according to DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria.
Experience in treating mental health disorders
Experience providing individual, group, and family counseling
Familiarity with and experience in referring patients to substance abuse treatment facilities
Ability to work collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Working knowledge of client/community resources and experience in developing relationships with same.
Ability to work independently.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and EPIC Electronic Medical Record.
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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