Behavioral Health Provider (LCSW)
We provide excellent healthcare physically, emotionally and spiritually. We work hand in hand with existing ministries as well as help create new ministries as needed to share Christ and meet the needs of our neighbors. Our clinic is a loving caring environment that emulates Christ. You feel the presence of the Lord as you enter and move through the clinic. We have a reputation in the area as a place for the needy to come and get help, even if it is outside the scope of the services we offer. Our clinic is resourceful and assists them in every way possible.
Mission & Passions
Our Mission Statement is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and to demonstrate His love by providing affordable, quality primary health care to the undeserved. In response to God’s grace we desire to be a part of the redemptive work of Christ to the economically, socially and spiritually impoverished. We envision an incarnational ministry through a community of believers who use their particular gifts to care for the poor and who bring them into their fellowship.
Job Title - Behavioral Health Provider (LCSW)
Under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Manager, the Behavioral Health Provider supports the primary care provider (PCP) and team. The BHP assists in the care of patients of any age and with any health condition (Generalist); strives to intervene with all patients on the day they are referred (Accessible); shares clinic space and resources and assists the team in various ways (Team-based); engages with a large percentage of the clinic population (High volume); helps improve the team’s bio-psychosocial assessment and intervention skills and processes (Educator); and is a routine part of bio-psychosocial care (Routine).
Major Areas of Responsibility:
Utilize brief psychological screening tools and clinical interviewing skills to provide a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan for patients referred for Behavioral Health services.
Evaluate patients in crisis situations (such as those experiencing suicidal and homicidal ideation) to determine appropriate course of intervention and execute referrals as necessary.
Employ empirically-supported, focused interventions to treat commonly occurring mental health conditions and chronic medical conditions with psycho-social components and to assist patients in successfully achieving their goals.
Facilitate group-based cognitive-behavioral and psycho-educational interventions.
Make appropriate referrals to Psychiatry services, Spiritual Health, and community-based referral partners as necessary.
Provide timely patient care and prompt feedback to referring primary care providers, spiritual health advisors, and other allied health personnel (such as dentists and nutritionists) in order to facilitate holistic and comprehensive healthcare within an integrated primary care setting.
Provide education to physicians and other medical staff regarding behavioral health standards of care for mental health conditions and the management of psycho-social
aspects of chronic medical conditions and ethical practice, where appropriate.
Actively participate in meetings and training’s that support the clinic’s integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.
Monitor the clinic’s behavioral health program, identifying problems related to patient services and making recommendations for improvement.
Provide clinical supervision to graduate practicum students and/or interns once Social Work training programs are developed at the clinic when appropriate.
Engage in appropriate supervision and document encounters properly to ensure ethical service delivery.
Performs other duties as required.
Job Qualifications Education, Skills, and Experience
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Social Work
Licensed in the State of Georgia as Licensed Master Social Worker or eligible for licensure in Georgia.
Two (2) years of experience preferably in a hospital or other primary healthcare setting, working closely with physicians and other medical professionals to provide team-based patient care preferred.
Experience providing empirically-supported psychological interventions for both mental health and medical conditions,
Experience utilizing electronic medical records for documentation and communication within an interdisciplinary medical team.