Behavioral Health Integrated Care Coordinator - Salt Lake City, Utah


Behavioral Health Integrated Care Coordinator

Job Description

Organizational Background/Mission

For over 30 years, the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) has represented Utah's Health Centers and their patients. As Utah’s designated Primary Care Association, we provide over 12,000 hours of training and technical assistance to 13 Health Centers and five affiliate members each year. Our members include Federal Health Center grantees who provide comprehensive, high-quality primary and preventive healthcare services to all individuals, with or without insurance, regardless of ability to pay. Health Centers are community-based, patient-directed organizations that eliminate geographical and financial barriers, and serve populations with limited access to care. In support of our members and the people they serve, AUCH helps reduce barriers to healthcare through health promotion, community engagement and development, education, and policy analysis. AUCH receives federal program support from the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care to develop and enhance services for members.

Job Summary

Do you want to embark on an exciting initiative centered on retraining healthcare providers on how to integrate primary care, mental health, substance use treatment, and social services within care teams? AUCH is looking for a trained mental health or substance use treatment professional interested in teaching the lessons they have learned to transform primary care teams.

The Behavioral Health Integrated Care Coordinator (BHICC) will be an expert on evidence-based mental health and substance use treatment services and workflows. The BHICC will: 1) develop and facilitate trainings and technical assistance on promising practices pertaining to the: integration of mental health, substance use treatment, and social support services into primary care workflows and care teams at Utah’s Health Centers; 2) develop partnerships with state and national behavioral health and substance use integration professionals; and 3) assist Health Centers in advocating for increased access to mental health and substance use treatment services.

The BHICC will work within the AUCH Clinical Programs Team under the direct supervision of the Clinical Programs Manager (CPM). The Clinical Programs Team works to improve patient care by assisting Health Centers with Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, Care Transformation, and Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain an expertise of HRSA and SAMHSA integrated primary care and mental health/substance use integration models, requirements, and standards;
  • Develop and co-facilitate a monthly multi-disciplinary peer group of Health Center medical and behavioral health staff to support integration of mental health and substance use treatment services into primary care;
  • Facilitate trainings and technical assistance to Health Centers in support of integration of primary care, mental health, and substance use treatment services, including Medication Assisted Treatment, evidence-based screening tools (i.e., SBIRT, PHQ-2 &9, GAD7, Audit-C, ORT, MDQ, C-SSRS), motivational interviewing, standards of care, workflow, and policies and procedures;
  • Attend external coalitions and meetings with state and local partnerships to represent AUCH, as assigned;
  • Participate in local, state, regional, and national workgroups, training sessions, and committees, as assigned;
  • Establish and maintain a supportive, collegial role with AUCH staff, Health Centers, and external partners;
  • Assist with Health Center site visits, videoconferencing, phone/email, etc.;
  • Assist with contributing to the AUCH strategic planning process, with goal and objective development, and to the preparation of grant and work plan activities;
  • Assist Clinical Programs team with grant writing, program planning, and reporting; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Direct experience within a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) as a mental health provider preferred; Mental Health Providers within community mental health or hospital setting encouraged to apply.
  • PhD, LCSW, LMHC with substance use treatment certification preferred; MSW, RN, or other BA/BS in healthcare or related field with 5+ years in behavioral health field, or addiction services encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with mental health and or substance use treatment services required.
  • Experience and proficiency in preparing internal and external organizational communication materials required.
  • Experience and proficiency arranging events and or trainings preferred.
  • Experience with program planning and logic models preferred.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and logically.
  • Ability to support, coordinate, prioritize, and expedite work projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to respond to multiple requests/needs/issues simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and quality assurance skills.
  • Ability to travel within Utah frequently, and outside the State approximately two times a year.

 Job Type: Full-time; Hourly                                                                       

Salary Range: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package, DOE

Benefits: Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, life and disability insurance, flex spending plan, and fully vested retirement plan.

Application review begins March 1st, 2018

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to-


Association for Utah Community Health
Attn: Linda Emmett
860 East 4500 South, Suite 206
Salt Lake City, UT 84107