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Behavioral Health Clinician III - Private NE

**Responsibilities**

**Position Summary:**

This position is self-directed, requiring full participation and dedication within a self-directed team. The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of services that include: initial intake; assessments; brief therapy, crisis evaluation; phone triage with clients, procuring re-authorization from insurance companies to pay for services, coordination of mental healthcare benefits for clients and other behavioral health patients, and referrals to appropriate services. This position requires using only therapeutic procedures approved by the Manager and within professional scope of practice, adherence to organizational policies, the W & I Code and organizational billing requirements, and professional and ethical behavior at all times. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provides direct mental health services to clients of all ages. Develops individualized treatment plans with measurable goals and objectives. Maintains 75% of time spent in providing direct clients services that can be billed. Provides extensive and accurate documentation in a timely and thorough manner regarding services. Coordinates with others to procure insurance authorizations. Performs the necessary documentation and tracking functions needed to comply with health plan and contractual requirements Participates in peer review upon request.

**Qualifications**

**Minimum Qualifications:**

+ Current unrestricted license in the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

+ Current California Drivers License if position requires movement between facilities on a regular basis.

+ Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters degree in an appropriate behavioral science discipline

+ Maintain current continuing education units as required for license renewal

+ Two (2) years of post-licensure clinical experience

+ Experience in providing a variety of clinical modalities and services to clients of all ages and a broad variety of diagnoses

+ Required skills include assessment, formulation of treatment plans;intervention planing and follow through, providing documentation of services

+ Evaluating suicidal and homicidal risk and other high risk situations (i.e. psychotic process; drug/alcohol use/intoxication

+ SM IV and 5

+ Knowledge of:

+ Normal and abnormal psychology

+ Assessment skills and crisis intervention

+ Treatment planning and intervention skills. Individual and group treatment methods

+ Sensitivity to and awareness of cultural and ethnic diversity of clients

+ Ethical and legal issues

+ Community resources

+ Billing and documentation requirements

+ Effective verbal and written communication skills

+ Ability to:

+ Maintain an appropriate balance between direct client contact and documentation time

+ Adhere to all client confidentiality requirements and standards

+ Manage significant electronic paperwork functions necessary to support insurance billing

+ Manage the case load and schedule to meet productivity expectations; 75% of time must be spent in providing direct client services that can be billed

+ Effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations

+ Establish and maintain rapport to engage clients effectively in treatment

**Preferrred Qualifications:**

+ Three (3) or more years post-licensure experience preferred due to insurance contract requirements

+ Experience working in substance abuse treatment, eating disorders and/or experience leading groups and classes is desirable

+ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Brief, focused therapy Comfort working broad age range from with youth through adults

+ Advanced training in any evidence-based practices is a plus

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**Job ID** _2021-163470_

**Employment Type** _Part Time_

**Department** _Behavioral Health_

**Hours / Pay Period** _48_

**Facility** _Dignity Health Medical Foundation_

**Shift** _Day_

**Standard Hours** _Monday - Wednesday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)_

**Work Schedule** _8 Hour_

**Location** _CA-Rancho Cordova_

Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.