Assists the primary care provider in recognizing, treating and managing mental health and psychosocial issues and acts as a contributing member to the primary care team;
Provides brief, focused intervention for clients who are in need of mental health services;
Gives primary care providers timely feedback about the client’s care, treatment recommendations, and progress via documentation in the client’s record and verbal feedback;
Advises the primary care provider about which clients are better served at the primary care setting and which should be referred to specialty mental health facilities or elsewhere;
Initiates follow-up to ascertain how clients are doing and to determine if any changes in treatment approaches are indicated;
Develops, where indicated, relapse prevention plans and helps clients maintain stable functioning;
Assists in the detection of “at risk” clients and in the development of plans to prevent worsening of their condition;
Monitors and coordinates the delivery of health services for clients as related to behavioral health care, including linking with other treatment providers not only within the primary care setting but, with the clients’ permission, outside it as well;
Assists, to the extent feasible, in the client’s community functioning by helping with public benefits, vocational rehabilitation, social support, housing, etc.;
Provides clients with self-management skills and educational information needed so they can be full participants in their own treatment and recovery;
Provides consultation to clinic management and other team members about behavioral services and suggested areas of outcome and program evaluation; and
Assists the clients in complying with any medical treatment initiated by the primary care provider, such as offering strategies to cope with medication side effects.
Implements and reviews patient screening tools, as warranted, and provides feedback to the PCP and if indicated, to the care management team.
Maintains client files and completes documentation in accordance with Federal, State, and agency and funding source requirements.
Attends training's, workshops, and other professional development events necessary to maintain licensure.
Master of Social Work and must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Experience in an outpatient health center preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Internal Number: 17042
About Welsh Mountain Health Centers
WMHC is a federally qualified health center. Our health center has been around for over 40 years.