The therapist functions as a core member of Metro’s Integrated Care Services (ICS) Team, providing mental health care in collaboration with the patient’s primary care provider, a psychiatrist, and the program’s Care Coordinator. The therapist is responsible for providing individual and group therapy for patients’ overall mental wellness, including but not limited to managing chronic physical and mental illness, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders. The therapist will provide knowledgeable and affirming care to a diverse urban under-served population, including persons of color, immigrants, and LGBTQI+ identified individuals. The therapist will assist the Care Coordinator in coordinating and supporting mental health care within the primary care side of the clinic, and coordinating resources and referrals to services outside the clinic, if indicated.
• Successful completion of an approved Social Work, Clinical Counseling, or Clinical Psychology program required.
• Currently an actively certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
• Successful passing of Child Abuse and FBI Clearance.
• Minimum of two years of clinical social work or clinical psychology experience in a community health care environment
• Knowledge of principles, theories, values, and ethics of Behavioral Health treatment practices, including SBIRT, motivational interviewing, and other evidence-based methodologies.
• Must be committed to providing high quality care to underserved and diverse populations.
• Must be LGBTQI+ knowledgeable and affirming.
• At least 1 day of evening hours is required.
• Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with patients and other health care professionals.
• Demonstrated success in providing clinical care and support within an organization of comparable pace and complexity
• Demonstrated success in managing difficult patient situations, including conflict resolution and de-escalation.
• Significant knowledge of the impact of how medical ailments affect mental health, and vice versa.
• Knowledge of how medical clinics/practices work and how to navigate medical systems.
• Demonstrated success and familiarity with tools, technology, and systems typically found within health care environments (i.e. personal computer skills, spreadsheets, word processing, patient records systems, EMR systems, etc.)
• Second language a plus.
QTPOC encouraged to apply
Metro Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
At Metro Community Health Center, our philosophy is more than just the absence of disease. We believe well-being is the comprehensive sum of biological, behavioral, spiritual, and social aspects of the individual, the family, and the community. We see health as healthy nutrition, daily exercise, and psycho-social spiritual health. Metro strives to care for all individuals with respect, dignity, and grace.
We incorporate a team approach that includes a primary care provider and health professionals including nurses, medical assistants, and administrators who all work together. Each team understands the patient’s health history and current issues in order to deliver the most appropriate and comprehensive care possible. Integrating mental health and primary care services improves access and quality of care for people with multiple healthcare needs.
Role: Integrated Care Therapist
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