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Behavioral Health Clinician Job in Columbus, Ohio US

Behavioral Health Clinician

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio - Columbus, OH

Posted: 9/18/2019 - Expires: 12/17/2019

Job ID: 212109016

Job Description

Job Description                                                               

Responsible for integration of behavioral health in the primary care setting by conducting screenings, providing brief interventions, and referral to treatment. Ability to assess for mental health and substance use disorder needs, appropriate level of care, internal and environmental strengths and resources, barriers to care and treatment, development of initial treatment plan, and coordination and linkage with appropriate case management, treatment services and intervention groups.





Participates in the support and implementation of effective and quality Behavioral Health and Case Management services to be provided to the patients of The Center at Faith Mission.

Coordinate patient services with medical staff in The Center at Faith Mission to ensure the delivery of patient focused, integrated health care.

Conduct comprehensive diagnostic assessments with assigned and appropriate clients entering Faith Mission's emergency shelters as needed.
Conduct screening interviews for patients with The Center at Faith Mission and coordinate care plans with the medical staff.
Determine behavior health needs including AOD level of care.
Coordinate and link clients with appropriate Case Manager and intervention groups.
Develop initial treatment plan based on diagnosis, strengths and needs.
Provide short term intervention to improve health outcomes
Complete pre-screens, intake paperwork and diagnostic assessments specific to the enrollment of individuals in the medication assisted treatment program.
Provide ongoing clinical services, such as counseling, group facilitation, case management to support individuals enrolled the medication assisted treatment program.
Participate in weekly team huddles to conduct case review of clients enrolled in the medication assisted treatment program.
Maintain complete and accurate documentation related to the assessment including client questionnaires, Faith Mission Diagnostic Assessment, Lethality Assessment, Mental Status Exam, Admission Verification for Outpatient Level of Care, Initial Treatment Plan and others as deemed necessary. 
Maintain clear and precise data and progress notes, including timely submission of CQI reports and careful documentation of all client interactions.  Ensure timely collection and collation of statistical information. Ensure that all documentation meets HRSA and CARF Accreditation Standards for clinical competency.
Assist with crisis intervention and de-escalation by providing leadership and by modeling professional and calm problem-solving behavior for clients, colleagues and the community.
Actively participate in continuous quality improvement meetings, working with colleagues toward positive client outcomes.
In conjunction with the Director of Clinical and Supportive Services and The Center Director provide supervision to student interns to enhance their educational experience by providing quality field instruction while also benefiting Faith Mission programs and fulfill learning agreements with institutions of higher learning.
Provide specialized training to all Faith Mission staff.  Provide other clinically oriented trainings to Faith Mission staff and others as needed and required.
Maintain positive relationship with residents, shelter staff, volunteers and visitors.
Maintain existing and grow new and existing relationships with collaborative community partners that provide onsite specialized supportive services (Legal Aid, Veterans Administration etc.).
Contribute to an atmosphere of safety, sanctuary, dignity, support and resource through adherence to the Faith Mission Code of Ethics and Confidentiality Agreements.
Perform all other duties as assigned.




                                                    Job Requirements                                                                                                           

Masters degree in Social Work.

LISW required.



Minimum two years working in a social service setting required.

Minimum two years (or equivalent of) in health care setting preferred.

Experience conducting diagnostic assessments.

Experience working with following or related populations: homelessness, behavioral health, substance abuse/addiction, chronic physical disabilities, HIV/HIV prevention& education strongly preferred.

Experience utilizing (minimally) the following techniques, interventions and EBP's: Motivational Interviewing skills, Stages of Change, Harm Reduction.

Administrative reporting experience.


Dedication to excellent customer service, dignity and respect

Strong oral and written skills

Attention to detail

Strong time-management skills

Knowledge of community resources pertaining to client base

Experience and ability to manage casework for a rapidly changing client base

Skill in word processing, spreadsheet and database software

Commitment to and aptitude for working in a team environment

Ability to work with a diverse group of people

Skill in writing case notes, client action plans, memorandums, letters and proposals

Ability to plan and prioritize work


LSSCO is an EOE. M/D/V/F

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Master's degree
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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