Behavioral Health Specialist
At UPFH, we go above and beyond to help, care for and serve our patients and the community with excellence. We do this by working hard, being a team player, growing and improving, being empowered and focusing on quality. We are an organization that values proactive, welcoming, happy, open-minded, flexible, positive, willing and kind employees.
Utah Partners for Health is a community health organization with a passion to fill the gaps in Utah’s health care system by providing continuous, comprehensive and culturally sensitive health care of the highest quality. UPFH’s services include medical, eye, dental and behavioral health to benefit uninsured and underserved populations. Our mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive, quality care to empower underserved individuals, families and communities in a patient-centered medical home.
Are you a critical thinker who can evaluate and provide appropriate therapeutic treatments for patients?
Do you enjoy creating a safe, trusting place for patients to discuss their concerns?
Are you looking for a job where you can help, care and serve patients and the community?
If so, then the Behavioral Health Specialist at Utah Partners for Health (UPFH) is for you!
What is Utah Partners for Health all about?
- We love our patients! Our passionate and devoted teams help, care and serve our patients and the community with excellence.
- We are dedicated! We are proactive, positive, friendly, flexible, open-minded and hard-working team players, who find great purpose and happiness in our work.
- We want to empower! We’re always searching for and learning new ways to go above and beyond to help, care and serve at UPFH.
- We are growing! We recently expanded our services at UPFH and will continue to grow to better provide for the needs of our patients and the community.
- Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or an equivalent field
- 2+ years of experience in behavioral health or social work.
- Current State of Utah Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license in good standing required or license eligible.
- Preferred, but not required:
- Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards, as well as social and vocational rehabilitation and substance use disorders.
- Experience in pediatric social work, and trauma work.
- Experience using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems such as ECW and Help2.
- Knowledge of psychological testing interpretation, interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills, and crisis intervention techniques.
- Knowledge of community mental health resources, clinical operations and procedures.
- Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
- Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights.
- Ability to build interpersonal relationship and deliver excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
- Ability to work independently, with limited supervision and direction and as a highly functioning team member.
- Ability to think critically and make effective administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
UPFH offers a generous benefits package including health with HSA, disability, vision and dental insurance, and an IRA with employer match.