This position specializes in helping families adjust to acute and ongoing stressors, providing psychiatric, psychological and biopsychosocial support for the pediatricians within CHPG and specialty clinics, as well as the clinically integrated network and indigent clinics in our community. These services include clinical assessment and screening, treatment planning, short term counseling and strategic interventions with the child, family and caregivers. This position also serves as the communication hub for all providers involved, assuring the pediatrician is kept apprised of behavioral health treatment recommendations and progress. Each BH CM will be assigned a specific geographic area such that identifying trends in behavioral health issues and developing new treatment regimens, including group treatment, is also a key component.
This is a part time (20 hours per week) position. Shifts will be determined, but will all be day shifts.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide immediate in person or telephonic assessment of children identified as in need of BH services; diagnose and develop treatment plans for full array of BH disorders and sub-clinical symptoms; provide treatment interventions and short term counseling to children and families.
Perform behavioral health evaluations on children, adolescents and families for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders with special emphasis on risk of suicidality and safety to provide appropriate interventions grounded in evidence based practice
Provide ongoing in person and telephonic support to children and families to assure treatment goals are met.
Utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral/mental health patients
Develop and facilitate professional education on behavioral and mental health issues for behavioral health team.
Effectively communicate with pediatric partners keeping them up to date on treatment plans and progress, and providing training as needed on identification of behavioral health issues.
Develop and provide group programming for children and families based on trends and issues identified in the geographic area/neighborhood.
Develop strong partnership with pediatricians and function as their BH expert, providing consultation and support on all BH issues by applying specialized advance clinical skills in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, conditions and addictions including serious emotional disturbances in children.
Responsible for child maltreatment evaluation and referral, trauma and safety assessments
Ability to meet physical and non-physical demands as outlined in the job description is an essential function of the job
Perform other duties, including administrative duties, critical incident stress interventions (CISM), and special projects as required. Responsible for submitting charges for assessments and services when appropriate in accordance with the billing matrix for the department.
Minimum 5 years post-graduate experience in behavioral health, required.
Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or marriage and family therapy, required.
LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed in Texas for independent clinical practice in social work, counseling, psychology or marriage and family therapy, within 6 months of hire, required.
Sedentary - Exerting up to 10lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.
and comfortable environment for our patients and their families. It's also fun for us. When I worked in general pediatrics, I enjoyed playing with my patients in the game rooms or participating in special events. I love the lively atmosphere we create.