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Full Time - Howard Brown Health 63rd St. - Behavioral Health Consultant 1 & 2 (17676)

Company: Full Time - Howard Brown Health 63rd St.
Location: Cicero
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Howard Brown Health 63rd St. - Chicago, ILRemote Type N/APosition Type Full TimeEducation Level Graduate DegreeSalary Range UndisclosedTravel Percentage Up to 25%Job Shift AnyJob Category Health CareWhy Howard Brown Health Mission: Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment. Vision: Howard BrownHealth envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all. Community-based health clinics in some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods The largest LGBTQ health provider in the Midwest Latinx inclusive community based on respect, equal opportunity, and appreciation of diversity to provide the culturally competent support and services within Howard Brown Health. What is in it for you: A commitment to work-life balance with: 3-weeks paid vacation and 1-week of personal time 12 accrued sick days per year 9 paid holidays, including Juneteenth PTO Exchange allows employees to turn unused PTO into liquid assets Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance with two PPO plans and an HMO plan. BCBS HMO, PPO, and PPO Select Plans HMO premium = $27/month BCBS Dental premium = $7.50/month EyeMed Vision premium = $3.26/month 401k program with up to 5% employer match after 90 days = $1,700+ Employer-paid basic life insurance valued at one times the annual salary up to $100K Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Short-term and Long-term disability Up to $720 pre-tax commuter and parking benefit account Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs; NHSC & PSLF Employee Assistance Program with 5 employer-paid counseling sessions 50% off at Brown Elephant Resale Shops and discounts at local businesses What you can expect: The Behavioral Health Consultant 1 and 2 (BHC1 & BHC2) provides targeted assessment, short-term intervention, and brief follow-up for youth and adult primary care medical patients. The BHC is an active primary care team member whose goal is to improve patient functioning, assist with the implementation of the primary care provider (PCP) treatment plans, and support patients in achieving improved health outcomes. This includes, but is not limited to, assessment of needs and barriers to health, treatment planning, adherence counseling, lifestyle modification, referral to internal and external resources, patient psycho-education, treatment plan follow-up, relapse prevention planning, discharge planning, and crisis management. The BHC will be housed in the medical clinic and will work hours that coincide with the hours of clinic operation. Services provided will follow professional standards and ethical guidelines. How you will make an impact: Screen youth and adult primary care patients, as requested by the PCP, and develop a plan of action to address presenting needs and assist with the implementation of the PCP treatment plans. Provide timely and succinct feedback to PCPs regarding consultation findings and recommendations. Offer and coordinate internal/external mental health referrals and community resources for primary care patients. Follow-up and monitor completion and outcomes of referral for at-risk patients. Assist PCPs to understand, develop and implement short-term mental health interventions to improve patient treatment adherence and achievement of health goals. Meets weekly productivity standards including, but not limited to, the number of patient contacts per week. Will follow role assignments that are in alignment with the Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards, and participate in all Patient-Centered Medical Home efforts. Provide crisis assessment and intervention to primary care patients and other individuals presenting in crisis. Support patients experiencing hardship, crisis, or issues navigating to improved health outcomes. Coordinate crisis hospitalization plans for primary care patients or other individuals presenting in crisis and follow up with patients as necessary after hospitalizations. Schedule and conduct necessary follow-up appointments for patients requiring short-term assistance. Document patient contact/progress concisely in the electronic medical record in accordance with policies and procedures. Coordinate and participate in interdisciplinary case conferences and staffings. Ensure the highest quality of care by working with an interdisciplinary team to: (1) develop and maintain program policies and procedures; (2) identify and eliminate barriers to care; and (3) participate in quality assurance activities, including chart reviews, program evaluation, staff development training, and outcome analysis. Propose and implement services that improve the health of the patient population. Supervise volunteers and interns working within the clinic setting. Attend and participate in all required meetings, including multi-disciplinary case conferences, departmental meetings, on-going training, group consultation, and individual supervision. Maintain the highest level of patient confidentiality.What you will bring to Howard Brown Health Minimum Qualification: Current Licensure as LCSW, LCPC or clinical psychologist (for BHC 2 only, not required for BHC 1) MSW in social work/counseling or related field or a doctorate in psychology or related field Minimum of 2 years of experience working within a medical/clinic setting Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention, brief counseling and psycho-education Prior knowledge and experience with clients who are HIV+ and with diverse communities, particularly the LGBTQ community Must be able to demonstrate strong communication, organization and written skills Knowledge of community resources Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with diverse communities, especially those impacted by HIV/AIDS Knowledge of health disparities, substance use and domestic violence issues within LGBTQ community Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions Prior experience supervising interns or volunteers Experience utilizing Harm Reduction and Strength Based approaches Skilled in Motivational Interviewing Bilingual English/Spanish and Deaf/HOH communication skills

Keywords: Full Time - Howard Brown Health 63rd St., Cicero , Full Time - Howard Brown Health 63rd St. - Behavioral Health Consultant 1 & 2 (17676), Healthcare , Cicero, Illinois

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