Current Opportunities

Behavioral Health Consultant (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD, PsyD)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512915-764464
    • Job Location: Philadelphia , PA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 31, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: June 1, 2022
    • FLSA Status: Exempt
    • Job Status: Full Time
    • Department: Medical
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Job Description:

Spectrum Health Services is in search of a dynamic Behavioral Health Consultant to join its team of exceptional integrated primary care providers. Candidates must be one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist (PhD or PsyD) in the state of Pennsylvania with no restrictions to practice within the scope of their license, and ideally possess at least 3-5 years post Master's experience.

In this role, you will provide behavioral health consultations as part of a team-based model of integrated care delivery to primary care patients. You will partner with medical providers (Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Dietitian, OB/GYNs, Dentists/Dental Hygienists) to improve the health, functioning, and self-management of chronic health conditions (both physical and mental health) in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide professional expertise and consultation to Primary Care Providers and the care team within a population-based care framework.
  • Work collaboratively across disciplines within the organization and the surrounding community to identify and help manage 'at risk' 'chronically ill,' and 'frequent attenders.'
  • Perform strengths-based assessment and brief behavioral treatment for a wide range of psychological and substance abuse disorders. Refer to specialty clinics as appropriate.
  • Develop proficiency in fundamental medical terminology and education as it relates to chronic illness e.g. diabetes, hypertension, COPD/asthma, pain disorders
  • Work in a 'readiness to change' (Stages of Change) model versus a long term therapeutic model of care.
  • Apply knowledge of and experience with a broad repertoire of psychotherapeutic skills from a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g. Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused Tx,, Mindfulness techniques, Acceptance & Commitment Tx, and CBT).
  • Facilitate support groups e.g. chronic disease-self management, pain management, smoking cessation.
  • Help patients, families, and caregivers build skills to improve coping, distress tolerance, and stress reduction.
  • Provide psychoeducation about preventative care and wellness as well as techniques to self-manage symptoms and chronic illness.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with external medical, behavioral, and social service community partners.
  • Provide diagnostic assessments and effective triage of patients in need of referrals to specialty mental health care
  • Develop educational, training materials and conducts sessions or disseminates information to care team on recent advances in the field.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities as appropriate.
  • Represent the heath agency at external events and meetings.

 

Spectrum Health Services requires proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination series for all new employees hired. Medical and religious exemptions will be honored consistent with EEOC regulation.

 

Experience and Skills:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Psychologist: PsyD or PhD,  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Experience in substance abuse counseling.
  • Familiarity with Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT).
  • Desire to work with diverse under-served populations. 
  • Comfort and flexibility in working in a fast-paced health environment.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary team-based care preferred.
  • Medical literacy and knowledge of psychopharmacology desired.

Spectrum Health Services requires proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination series for all new employees hired. Medical and religious exemptions will be honored consistent with EEOC regulation.

Benefits:

We believe that world class care for our patients starts with world class care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. It includes a 100% employer paid medical deductible plan. We offer comprehensive and competitive compensation, tuition reimbursement, loan forgiveness eligibility, paid time off, and Holidays. Spectrum is actively engaged with its employees who are genuinely committed to our mission and values. Together we will sustain a world class community center dedicate to advancing health and transforming live through care, value and how we serve.

Make Your Money Where Your Heart Is

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Benefits

 · Medical/prescription/vision/dental – SHS pays 85% of the premium for employee and 75% of premium for dependents. 

· Short-term and long-term disability – SHS pays 100% of the premium. Coverage becomes effective the first day of the month following your ninety-day (90) probationary period.

· Life Insurance up to $100,000 – SHS pays 100%. Coverage becomes effective the first day of the month following your ninety-day (90) probationary period.

· 403(b) Retirement Plan: You may contribute your salary reduction biweekly to the retirement plan starting the first day of employment. SHS matches up to 3% after one year of service and 1,000 hours.

· Flexible Spending Account (FSA) medical and dependent care reimbursement (DCR) account. Available first of the month following your ninety (90) day probationary period.

· Commuter Benefit - Available first of the month following your ninety-day (90) probationary period.

· Met-Law (pre-paid legal) - Available first of the month following your ninety- day (90) probationary period.

· $1,000 tuition reimbursement available every fiscal year. Eligible one year from your date of hire. Tuition reimbursement does not carry over if not used.

· Paid time Off (PTO) Entitlement: 240 hours (accrued) Note: PTO accrues upon your first day of employment. You may request vacation after your ninety-day probationary period and have accrued time available.    Time is approved contingent upon supervisor approval.


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