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Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician- HIV Program

Location: Lowell
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

*Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) is a diverse, community-based health care organization. Our programs have been recognized as national models and LCHC was named one of the top five health centers in the nation for excellence in cultural competency.* *With a career at Lowell Community Health Center, you will be joining a dynamic team of passionate and talented people.** Provide Behavioral Health Services in patient's native language either directly or by using co-counseling model in collaboration with bicultural mental health worker, contracted interpreter or telephone interpreter services.
* Provide therapy in the primary areas of PTSD and depression, but may also include anxiety, grief, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, parent-child problems, acculturation issues or serious mental illnesses.
* Complete all clinical documentation in eCW per Health Center standards.
* Ensure clinical documentation meets medical necessity.
* Meet direct care standards as determined by BHS and HIV Department.
* Complete mandatory reporting including, as needed, reporting of abuse and/or neglect of children, the elderly or the disabled,
* Initiate referrals for Substance Abuse treatment, coordination of services and on-going case management of complex cases (including working with DCF and the Courts), and crisis intervention in cases of patients with suicidal or homicidal ideation including consultation to medical staff and assisting in sending patient to ED if necessary.
* Collaborate and initiate referrals to case management to find resources for patients, offer referrals to outside agencies for treatment and/or concrete services, facilitate use of outside services, assist patients to apply for entitlements or benefits.
* Provide consultation to medical providers on mental health issues, as well as collaborating with them in the holistic care of the patient.
* Actively participate in BHS and HIV team meetings and community meetings as necessary/appropriate.
Requirements: * Experience with/interest in working with individuals who may be victims of abuse or suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, personality, thought or other behavioral health disorders.
* Ability to appreciate and work with cultural differences.
* Good organizational skills and comfort working in a team-based, collaborative setting.
* Bilingual in Spanish a plus but not required
* Master's or Doctoral Degree in the mental health field required. Preferred license as an LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LMHC -Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LADC1- Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, CADC-2 Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Clinical Psychologist or license eligible.
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Location: 161 JACKSON ST., Lowell, MA 01852 Location: 161 JACKSON ST., Lowell, MA 01852 Job Type: Full-time Pay: $81,000.00 per year Education:
* Master's (Required)

Keywords: LOWELL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, Lowell , Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician- HIV Program, Healthcare , Lowell, Massachusetts

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