02-110512 IBHC I @ SANHC

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ABOUT THE POSITION: Under the supervision and clinical license of the Integrated Behavioral Health Manager (or designee Medical Social Work Manager/Supervisor), the individual in this position is responsible for providing a full range of culturally sensitive social work, behavioral health treatment and case management services to La Clínica medical patients as part of a multi disciplinary medical team.  Services are provided at La Clínica primary care clinics which vary in populations served.  Services provided include screening, psychosocial/ psychiatric assessments, crisis intervention, BH panel management, short-term counseling/therapy/psycho-education for individuals, families, and groups, individualized service planning, goal setting, progress monitoring, and care coordination.



1.   Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician I: Requires Masters in Social Work from an accredited program, including two years experience preferably in a medical/social services setting providing counseling and crisis intervention services.

2.   Registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or the Board of Psychology as an ASW

3.   Knowledge of the principles and techniques social work, psychology and human behavior, including the impact of physical health, mental health and substance use conditions.

4.   Experience providing short-term individual and family counseling/therapy and case management to clients with behavioral health, psychosocial, and medical conditions including issues of domestic violence, poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, as well as medical conditions requiring special care.

5.   Knowledge of mandated reporting laws, child development, family systems, stages of change, and co-occurring mental health and substance use/abuse conditions.

6.   Ability to apply casework skills effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others (schools, social services, medical, housing, legal, etc); record & secure accurate and clinically pertinent bio-psycho-social data.

7.   Working knowledge of DSM-IV-R required.

8.   Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a multicultural client population with experience providing culturally and linguistically sensitive services.

9.   Ability and willingness to work under pressure and as part of an interdisciplinary team, establish effective working relations with staff and patients. Flexible, willing to take on new tasks as needed.

10. Experience with modalities of brief counseling, including CBT, solution-focused counseling and motivational Interviewing strongly preferred.

11. Bilingual (Spanish/English) required with excellent verbal and written communication skills. (alternative languages per program needs)



1.   The Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician I performs psycho-social/behavioral health assessment, intervention and treatment services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults and their families under the supervision and license of his/her clinical supervisor.

2.   Co-manages client care under the direction of a licensed supervisor, the Behavioral Health Clinician I provides a range of clinical services including: screening, bio-psycho-social/psychiatric assessments, mental status examinations, crisis intervention, BH panel management, short term counseling/therapy/psycho-education for individuals/families/groups, collateral services, individualized service planning, goal setting and monitoring.

3.   Conducts routine assessments of pregnant patients, identifies strengths and risks, and develops a service plan in accordance with CPSP protocols and procedures.

4.   Provides behavioral health panel management interventions and coordination for behavioral health panel management.

5.   Provides outreach, education, advocacy, information, linkage and follow-up as needed to coordinates care.

6. Formulates a provisional ICD-9 and DSM-IV TR 5-axis diagnosis which is reviewed and established under the license of the clinical supervisor.

7.   Coordinates services with other community agencies, providing collateral services; establishes good working relationships with staff members and outside professionals in order to maintain continuity of care. 

8.   Provides crisis intervention for La Clínica patients and crisis support to coworkers in the medical department. 

9. Participates as an active member of the primary care treatment team.  Provides support to coworkers and contributes to the creation of a positive and supportive work environment.  Establishes and maintains good working relationships with staff, medical providers and maintains effective working relationships and represents the agency in the community.

10. Insures and monitors that all operations, procedures, interventions and documentation comply with agency, state, and county guidelines and quality assurance standards.

11. Recommends to the Integrated Medical Social Work Manager changes that would improve service delivery.  Aids in the development and implementation of new treatment programs under the supervision of the Manager, as assigned.

12. Responsible for meeting required encounter productivity goals on a monthly basis.

13. Regularly reviews clinical interventions and case documentation with supervisor.

14. Participate in staff meetings, trainings, case conferences, and peer review process.

15. Other clinical, administrative, and operational duties as assigned.  

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