Functions as part of primary health care team providing crisis intervention, assessment, interventions, brief treatment, long term therapy and referrals as appropriate for clients with behavioral health problems. Provides consultation to PCP’s on behavioral health needs of clients. Provides assessment, counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups in order to prevent or interrupt the perpetuation of dysfunctional inter generational patterns such as substance abuse and family violence, and to promote life enhancing coping skills.
All duties are subject to accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) . • Provides psychosocial assessment, intervention, treatment and referral as appropriate to patients in need of these services, including children, adolescents and adults. • Facilitates group therapy sessions as assigned. • Consults with psychiatrist, other department members and medical staff regarding patient care. • Advocates, as appropriate, with other systems, such as schools and DCF. • Obtains pre-authorizations and re-authorizations from insurance companies to ensure reimbursement for services rendered. • Maintains client records and provides other documentation as required. • Performs all other duties as assigned. Qualifications: • Good organizational and communication skills. • Computer literate including Microsoft Office. • Ability to work well with culturally diverse populations. Education and/or Experience: Graduate degree in Social Work, Counseling or Human Services. CT License required. LCSW, LPC, LMFT preferred, LMSW required. Experience in providing services to medically underserved and culturally diverse populations. Ability to utilize Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Physical Requirements and Work Environment: The physical requirements and work environment 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. This position requires the manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones, computers and other office equipment. The position requires the physical ability to kneel, bend and perform light lifting. This person must have the ability to write and speak clearly using the English language to convey information and be able to hear at normal speaking levels both in person and over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Generally, the working conditions are good with little or no exposure to extremes in health, safety hazards and/or hazardous materials. This person must have the ability to travel as required to work with staff.
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About Southwest Community Health Center
The Corporation is dedicated to providing high quality, accessible medical, dental and behavioral health services to individuals and families, in the Greater Bridgeport area, especially the uninsured, who reside in the medically underserved Southwest Bridgeport community.
Southwest Community Health Center is the provider of choice for all residents of the Southwest Bridgeport community, and is recognized as a leader in the community health field that engages in cooperative alliances with other agencies dedicated to the total well-being of the people in the community.
The Staff and Board of Directors of the Southwest Community Health Center value and are committed to:
The dignity and inherent worth of every human being.
Recognition of health as a complex phenomenon (with many contributing factors).
The right to basic health care, regardless of ability to pay.
Friendly, professional and efficient health care delivery.
Excellence and quality.
Creativity and innovation.