Job Opening for Behavioral Health Specialist

Job Opening for a Behavioral Health Specialist

establishes client relationships | collaborates with primary care team | a member of multidisciplinary team | employs various therapeutic interventions

Summary | Part-time position

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. The Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist is responsible for independently providing assessments, treatment/care planning and psychosocial therapy within a primary care clinic setting for a diverse population of preventative, acute care and chronic disease management patients. The incumbent uses a variety of theoretical treatment models and interventions and excellent communication skills to work within a primary care/chronic disease management team setting with limited supervision; documents treatment/communication in keeping with department standards and keeps current on community resources to effectively provide linkage and advocacy to fulfill clients’ needs.

  • Implements mental health assessments and utilizes the DSM-5 to provide an accurate diagnosis/differential diagnosis.
  • Provides person-centered treatment planning based on the assessments.
  • Employs various therapeutic interventions designed to addresss identified concerns and support needs.
  • Documents individual and group sessions and employs client treatment plan as a tool to increase client engagement and ownership.
  • Documents communication with primary care clinic providers and outside support resources
  • Collaborates and maintains positive relationships with all primary care team members and outside resources associated with the primary care clinic to facilitate quality patient care.
  • Meets facility productivity and documentation standards.
  • Participate in quarterly care team meetings and other meetings as requested by clinic leadership.
  • Maintains reliable attendance.
  • Contributes to the success of the organization by meeting organizational competency expectations and core values (respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence, collaboration and kindness), continuously learning, and by performing other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Practice the proper fire, safety and disaster procedures as set forth by SMC.
  • Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.
  • Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.
  • Understand and comply with the requirements of the Saunders Medical Center’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, the Compliance Policy, all Saunders Medical Center-wide policies for compliance, and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.
  • Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Saunders Medical Center policy, Licensure and as requested by the Supervisor.
  • Demonstrate personal traits of a high-level commitment, motivation and energy; team orientation; professionalism; trust; personal honesty and integrity; and a demonstration of ability to work independently.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Disclosure Statement

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, or related field. 2 years of experience providing direct therapy is preferred.

Certificates Licenses, Registrations

Current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (PCMSW, CMSW), Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMPH, LMHP, LIMHP). Provisional status may be considered.

Language Skills

Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions and possess positive skills in communication.  Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate at the level necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram or schedule form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must sit frequently and spend long periods of time examining documents.  The employee must stand, reach with arms and hands and occasionally lift, push or pull XX pounds.  The employee must occasionally walk and climb or balance.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.  Attendance is essential and required for a successful working environment.

Typical office environment with periods of time spent in patient care areas.


Near Lincoln, Omaha, and Fremont. We are located just 30 minutes away in Wahoo!

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