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Job DescriptionPosition Description Ė Specialty Behavioral Health Provider

POSITION TITLE: Specialty Behavioral Health Provider (SBHP)
REPORTS TO: Behavioral Health Program Director
DIVISION: Clinical Patient Care


A full-time licensed behavioral health provider (prefer an LCSW degree) that provides behavioral health counseling to HOPE patients. The (SBHP) will assess clients and provide them treatment utilizing a variety of evidence-based counseling/therapy techniques to help guide and support optimal health functioning in each clientís life. The program serves predominantly clients who exhibit mild to moderate symptoms of behavioral health disorders such as Depression and/or Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and general mental health concerns, as well as persons who exhibit symptoms of substance use disorders. The term Specialty Behavioral Health Provider is used to distinguish these duties from those of the Behavioral Health Consultant. (This position was formerly referred to as Mental Health Provider).


A. Provide screenings and initial behavioral health assessments;
B. Provide short-term, structured, evidence-based psychotherapy (individual, family, and group) as part of a comprehensive integrated treatment plan in accordance with FQHC and State requirements;
C. Input behavioral health goals, objectives, and interventions into integrated treatment plans;
D. Attend treatment team meetings and coordinate care with the Behavioral Health Program Director, Behavioral Health Consultant, and HOPEís primary care providers to improve health outcomes;
E. Participate in clinical supervision with the Behavioral Health Program Director;
F. Facilitate referrals for other services (e.g. substance abuse treatment centers, community mental health centers, etc.) as needed;
G. Serve on such committees as directed by senior management;
H. Provide crisis intervention services as needed;
I. Maintain accurate and timely records of activities and services;
J. Assure the security and confidentiality of all protected health information as required by state and federal law;
K. Provide regular, written reports to the Behavioral Health Program Director (or CMO/CEO) and additional reports as assigned.


Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Behavioral Health Program Director, CMO, or CEO.


A. Masterís degree in Social Work or PhD in Clinical Psychology;
B. Current licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Psychologist in the State of Tennessee (other licenses will be considered, but prefer LCSW);
C. Excellent knowledge of behavioral health care, psycho-pharmacology, and evidence-based treatments for health conditions;
D. Familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and history of trauma;
E. Ability to work collaboratively with an inter-disciplinary clinical team;
F. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
G. Ability to communicate with diverse audiences; Strong administrative skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook);
H. Criminal background check and clearance.


A. Experience working in the medical social work or community mental health field;
B. Knowledge of Behavioral Health Integration in the community healthcare system;
C. Knowledge of federal, state, and county regulations for FQHCís;
D. Oral and written fluency in English and in Spanish;
E. Experience working with children and families.

A. Operate a motor vehicle with current Class C driverís license. Operate a personal computer and calculator;
B. Problem Solving: Frequent problems arise in this position that are outside established policies or bodies of knowledge calling for high-level skills in problem solving;
C. Decision Making: Frequent situations arise in this position calling for careful and analytical judgment;
D. Interpersonal: Must interact with employees, Board of Directors, governmental officials, and the general public;
E. Working Conditions: Works in well-lighted, climate controlled building. May be subjected to appearance in less than desirable environment and travel in adverse weather conditions. May be exposed to body fluids;
F. Physical Requirements: Requires sufficient visual acuity to be able to read and write and operate equipment common to this position. Required to read, write and speak English with the ability to speak a foreign language helpful. Requires sufficient hearing level to be able to effectively communicate with people directly or by telephone. Occasionally lift items weighing up to 25 pounds.
This job description is in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (May 1995).

Job RequirementsSee Job Description.

Qualifications Education: Master’s degree or higher
Experience: 1 year

Work HoursCompensationJob typeStart Date
8:00 - 5:00Commensurate to experienceFull timeAugust 01, 2015

Company Description Hope Family Health Services is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center located in Westmoreland, TN. Hope opened in 2005 with it's mission being to restore dignity, faith, HOPE, and health in those we serve by making them partners in the healing process and providing them with loving, compassionate care.

Contact Information Jenny Dittes

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