Behavioral Health Specialist II

International Community Health Services   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on September 3, 2023

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES seek a Behavioral Health Specialist II in Seattle, WA to provide brief, integrated behavioral health services within a primary care setting; Utilize patient health data and proactively engage patient panels to achieve population defined behavioral health outcome; Conduct evaluations to help patients establish mental health evidence or a combination of mental health and medical evidence of a disability; Screen, identify, and manage patients who present difficulties with mental illness, substance use, and other social determinants of health risk factors that impact patient’s behavioral health; Assess patients through obtaining psychosocial histories to identify and justify a behavioral health related diagnosis; Develop and implement brief treatment plans that use evidence-based treatment modalities that reflect the patient’s diagnosis, modify treatment and plans as clinically indicated; Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by primary care clinicians with a focus on treatment adherence, attention to side effects, and effectiveness of treatment; Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up in health care; Conduct scheduled consultation with consulting psychiatrists and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to patient’s physician or other team members; Track patient treatment, follow up, and clinical outcomes as required; Accept internal referrals and make external behavioral health referrals when appropriate and serve as a resource to the health care team; and Consult, collaborate, and coordinate behavioral health services internally with the patient’s care team and externally with care providers and natural supports as clinically indicated.

Minimum Requirements: Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field AND 24 months experience as Counselor, Therapist, or related position working with patients with mental health, substance abuse and/or disability issues

Wage Offered: $43,576 to $96,700 per year

Send Resumes to Dante Batingan, International Community Health Services (ICHS), P.O. Box 3007, Seattle, WA 98114.