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Behavioral Health Clinician

Agency Name: Holy Cross Youth and Family Services

Agency Contact: Emily Glownia

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Oakland
  • Salary Range: Starting at 65,000 per Year
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  • Please include your resume when applying.

Honor Community Health is a 501c Federally Qualified Health Center. Our mission is to provide for the health and wellness needs of the underserved of Oakland County through the provision of comprehensive, integrated primary, behavioral health, and dental care. We see all populations regardless of their ability to pay. Honor Community Health is a rapidly growing organization co-located within 20 locations. Our team is passionate about serving the people of Oakland County. *NOTE: All employees are required to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Position Description

The Behavioral Health Clinician is an essential member of a high performing healthcare team. The Behavioral Health Clinician I will provide clinical behavioral health services to assure a professional, skilled program of care and treatment is administered. In addition, the Behavioral Health Clinician I will uphold the health center’s mission and quality standards which result in better patient health outcomes, overall satisfaction and stronger operational and fiscal capacity of the health center. The Behavioral Health Clinician I will adhere to HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH policies and procedures while carrying out and monitoring a wide range of clinical processes. The Behavioral Health Clinician I will maintain strong internal and external relationships, serving as liaison on behalf of HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH’s centers. The Behavioral Health Clinician I will works collaboratively to create and maintain a culture of excellence and dedication to providing compassionate and high quality behavioral health care to residents and the community. Productivity expectation of a trained BHC is an average of 6-10 behavioral health consultations/counseling per clinical day.

Please note this position may require some travel between our sites.

This position reports to the Practice Manger. Our standard hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.


Consultation with PCPs, teacher, school counselor, and other mental health professionals to enhance understanding of the patient, provide decision support for treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans.
Provide counseling sessions for patients, parents and students.
Develops treatment plans and reviews as needed/indicated.
Accepts referrals from the medical provider regarding patients’/student psychological / behavioral needs.
With appropriate medical release, works with school based social workers, school counselors, community probation officers and clinical staff to develop a plan of care for each client.
Limited psychological assessment as appropriate. Individual, couples, and/ or family counseling with patients, including a) functional and strength-based assessment and diagnosis, b) psychoeducation for patients and their support systems, c) medication adherence counseling and disease self-management counseling, d) motivational Interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction, e) brief problem solving and solutions-focused interventions aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self-efficacy, f)follow-up counseling regarding personal options, psychosocial stressors, and lifestyle risks, g) self-care plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction, and relaxation,) substance use/ abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and development of harm reduction strategies, i) provides case management, advocacy, and resource linkage as needed, j) develop and facilitate support groups as necessary, k) meet regularly with other school-based health center staff and occasionally with school-based health center advisory group, l) periodically attend state school-based health center workshops and other appropriate continuing education functions, m) provide written and verbal descriptions of activity reports for funding agencies, n) maintain professional relationship with school faculty and staff and referral resources.
Coordination of Care – Provide consultation to and coordinate care of patients with health center primary care staff. Identify, refer, and advocate for patients needing specialty behavioral health service, and other services as needed. Assist in coordination of services between school agencies, treatment programs such as Children’s Village, school district, and other mental health agencies.
Crisis Intervention – Be immediately available to the health center staff during working hours in the event of a psychiatric emergency. Participate as a member of the health center staff in the event of any other kind of emergency.
Charting – Complete all charting as needed and required by contacted funding sources: including assessments, progress notes, and billing. Charting should be completed in a timely fashion, no later than 24 hours.
Communicates with third party payers to obtain necessary authorization for services. Works with HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH staff to address billing issues.
Assist in provider training and education in the primary care behavioral health model.
Facilitates and coordinates care of patients to ensure quality outcomes. Participate in quality improvement activities and actively participate in health center meetings related to integrated care.
Participate in local/national behavior health trainings and conferences
Other assigned duties
What are we looking for?

Must be a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan or a fully licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan.
Limited Licenses may be considered
A Master’s degree in social work, or related field, with a minimum of two years’ experience as a therapist and a current license to practice in Michigan as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker OR a Doctoral degree in psychology, with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a therapist and a current license to practice in Michigan as a Psychologist
Must maintain BLS Certification through the American Heart Association.
Experience working with an FQHC preferred
A flexible and positive attitude
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Creating an excellent patient experience
Patient focused mindset
What do we Offer?

Company paid supervision for limited license mental health professionals.
Medical, Dental and Vision
National Health Service Corp
Public Loan Forgiveness
Learning and growth opportunities
Supportive environment
COVID-19 Precautions:

Remote Prescreening Interview Process
Person protective equipment provided or required
Temperature screenings
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal record check and reference check.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people and patients is one of our greatest strengths, and inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver the best services to our employee and patients. Honor Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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