Behavioral Health Consultant

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic   Toppenish, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on July 2, 2024
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Join our team as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Toppenish Medical-Dental Clinic in Toppenish, Washington, and be part of a healthcare organization that believes in making a difference beyond medical care! At Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, we value inclusivity, and we are more than just a job – we are a community committed to the well-being of our migrant farmworkers.

We've transformed into a leading community health center. With 40+ clinics across Washington and Oregon, we offer a wide range of services such as medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, nutritional counseling, autism screening, and behavioral health. Our holistic model also extends assistance to shelter, energy, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling, home visits, and mobile medical/dental clinics.

The Behavioral Health Consultant provides primary care-based behavioral health services to clients with complex or chronic needs depending on the assigned program as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client. Counseling or therapeutic services are provided as part of a team, with primary care-based services being integrated into the care plan directed by the primary care provider. We offer this position at either PsyD/PhD clinical psychologist, or independently licensed Master’s-level mental health therapist.

This is a part-time 20-hour/week position that includes our full benefits package.

What We Offer

  • Clinical Psychologist:
  • $5,000 hiring bonus paid in the first paycheck.
  • $57.69/hour.
  • Master’s-level independently licensed therapist:
  • $2,500 hiring bonus in first paycheck, $1,000 bonus at 12 months.
  • $48.07/hour.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine, profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, continuing education, and more.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Responds to requests from primary care providers to address behavioral health needs of medical clinic patients to maintain a warm hand-off for most patient encounters.
  • Provides brief intervention for presenting problems and triage for ongoing treatment services as needed.
  • Completes encounters and associated documentation, including coding and billing.
  • Presents case studies and reports to funding sources or as requested by outside organizations.
  • Measures change and adjusts treatment as needed, using appropriate screening tools.
  • Provides cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, families, groups, or communities as assigned. Integrates cognitive behavioral interventions in multiple settings.
  • Enters documentation into the electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Responds to crisis situations, assessing urgency of patient’s needs, provides care, and obtains appropriate services as needed.
  • Assists patient and family in obtaining additional services and other resources as needed. Documents all referrals made to other resources.
  • As assigned, participates in various community meetings and serves as a liaison to numerous community agencies and organizations, including school districts, hospitals, law enforcement, Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff, and tribal authorities.
  • Presents mental health/behavioral health findings and recommendations in verbal or written format to appropriate professionals either upon request or as part of a regular case presentation for peer review or clinical meetings.
  • Leads staff training sessions on new therapeutic techniques and practices. Provides training and education on clinical topics to team members, staff, and the community, as needed.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.


Clinical Psychologist Requirements

  • Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology.
  • Experience Preferred: One year's clinical experience working within a multidisciplinary team in primary care or other medical settings providing diagnostic and psychological assessments for primary care-based positions, or one year's clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families for specialty behavioral health settings.
  • Licenses/Registration: Licensed Psychologist within the state of practice. First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification obtained within 45 days of employment.

Master’s Level Therapist Requirements

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field.
  • Experience: Two years experience postgraduate/master’s experience in the direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance; such experience must have been gained under the supervision of a mental health professional. Washington State designation as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) may be substituted for this experience requirement. One year’s full-time experience in the treatment of children under the supervision of a children’s mental health specialist. Washington State designation as a Child Mental Health Specialist may be substituted for this experience requirement.
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid certification (or obtained within 45 days of employment). One of the following licenses is required for this position (must apply for within one week of hire if the license is not current):
  • Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal-opportunity employment.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required
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