Lowell Community Health Center Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinician in Lowell, Massachusetts
The Licensed Mental Health Clinician functions as a core member of a collaborative care team that involves the patient’s Medical Home Team inclusive of the following: Primary Care Provider (PCP), Nurse and Medical Assistant (MA), Community Health Worker, (CHW) and, Consulting Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist and/or Nurse Practitioner (NP). The licensed MH Clinician is responsible for providing comprehensive assessment and mental healthcare to the parent and child in the pediatric primary care clinic through the use of the team approach. The Licensed Mental Health Clinician will work with other mental health providers when such treatment is indicated.
The following are to be included, additional duties may be assigned.
Support and closely coordinate with the pediatric primary care provider for children ages 0-18. Provide comprehensive assessment of the child’s health and development, important relationships and parental strengths and challenges that directly impact a child’s healthy development. Develop comprehensive, family driven plan of care based on family strengths, priorities, culture and needs. Provide two-generation, trauma informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy and parent guidance to support the development of a secure, nurturing protective relationship. Collaborate with early childcare providers, early intervention services, and family resource centers or other outside entities to assess and provide mental health consultation and appropriate strategies for identified LCHC patients and families. Build adult executive functioning, family stabilization and offer parent guidance by working with the care coordinator and the family. Participate in internal and external case consultation meetings or case conferences as required. Participate in individual reflective supervision, team reflective supervision, and group reflective and clinical case supervision. Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments (e.g. CBT, Trauma Informed) as clinically indicated. May provide home visiting services for families enrolled in program Participate in weekly scheduled caseload consultation with the consulting team psychiatrist and Medical Home Team. Communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patients care team. Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up in care. Offer outreach using team process. Document patient progress and treatment recommendations in the patient’s electronic health record. Diagnose using the DSM, and bill for case consultation, and other clinical work as appropriate and indicated. Prepare treatment plan and update for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the PCP and the integrated team. These may include changes in medications or psychosocial treatments or appropriate referrals for additional services. Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside the primary care clinic (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, domestic violence support, developmental assessment, substance abuse treatment). Utilize CHWs in support of concrete social services.
Master’s Degree and licensure in Social Work (LCSW, LICSW) or other closely related field, (LMHC) with 2+ years’ experience with children under 5 and treatment and experience working with vulnerable populations, especially focused on child/adolescent and family treatment. Training in Trauma Focused therapy, parent-child psychotherapy, and integrated mental health care preferred. Bi-lingual in English and (Spanish or Portuguese or Khmer) a plus.
Other Job Information (if applicable):
Job Code: 2017-2069-006
Department: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
FT/PT Status: F/T (40 hrs/wk), Benefit Eligible
Location: 161 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA