Behavioral Health Consultant - Fourth Street Clinic

November 06, 2019

Fourth Street Clinic - 409 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Job Summary
Fourth Street Clinic is seeking a therapist (LCSW or equivalent) interested in working in a progressive behavioral health program. Integrated health care teams made up of medical and behavioral healthcare professionals ensure patients have access to a wide array of services. Behavioral health services focus on screening, assessments, individual and group counseling, and medication management. Therapists act as treatment providers and advocates, helping clients gain access to resources while addressing their behavioral health needs, including mental illness and substance use disorders.

Duties & Responsibilities
The following information is intended to be representative of the essential functions performed by incumbents in this position and is not all-inclusive.
· Serve as a member of an integrated team and work to ensure patients have access to whole person care, including medical, pharmaceutical, and dental services.
· Provide individual and group therapy and counseling for patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
· Perform ASAM clinical assessments to inform treatment planning, goal setting, and referrals to outside entities for higher levels of care.
· Assist clinic staff and work with clients that present in crisis by providing crisis management, assessing safety, and creating safety plans.
· Assist in resolving identified patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
· Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
· Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
· Provide targeted and accurate diagnostic clarification and consultation consistent with the DSM-5 to support primary care and specialty behavioral health teams.
· Assures quality of care by adhering to evidence-based practice, therapeutic standards, and standards of care set by state board of licensing, mental health professional practice act, social worker licensing act, and other governing agency regulations.
· Supervision for both students and other clinical staff as needed.
· Maintain accurate and up to date documentation of all clinical encounters in the clinic’s electronic health record.
· Maintain patient confidence and protecting operations by keeping the information confidential.
· Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies.


Necessary Attributes
· Competency in multiple psychotherapy modalities and evidence-based theoretical frameworks including but not limited to: harm reduction, trauma-informed care (TIC), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), seeking safety, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
· Ethical and professional behavior.
· Demonstrate excellent communication skills and be capable of working with diverse populations.
· Interact and collaborate with professionals from many different social service and government agencies.
· Demonstrate emotional resilience and stability.
· Ability to work quickly when needed and be flexible with scheduling, must be able to remain calm in tense and/or chaotic situations.
Supervisory Relationships
This position reports to the Behavioral Health Clinical Director.

· Graduate of an accredited master’s program in Social Work, or equivalent degree, and licensed in the State of Utah.
· BLS Certified within 90 days of hire
· Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) Clinical Level Exam, if applicable.
· 4,000 hours of clinical social work and mental health therapy training, if applicable.
· Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
· Must be able to pass a background check.




If interested, please send cover letter and resume/CV to:
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Organization Overview
Wasatch Homeless Health Care, Inc. (WHHC) dba Fourth Street Clinic, Salt Lake City’s leading nonprofit health care provider for homeless Utahns that operates with a core staff of 50 and a volunteer network of more than 150. Annually, the health center provides services to over 5,000 homeless men, women and children with 34,000 medical, behavioral health (including substance abuse), dental services, case management and health education classes. Fourth Street Clinic has an onsite pharmacy that provided over 60,000 prescriptions.