Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinician

Hours may vary, even hours may be required.

General Summary:

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinician promotes and offers integrated care services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance use disorders, co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases to children and youth with, or at risk for, serious emotional disturbance. The Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinician will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, which includes medical, clinical, case management and in-home supportive services to the children and families served.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Promote collaborative, integrated primary and behavioral health care, defined as a whole person approach to health and wellness to allow seamless care for the client and family.
  • Deliver a bidirectional integrated care delivery model through screening, assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
  • Provide family-centered counseling, in an office, healthcare facility, home, or community-based setting as required. Collaborate with internal and external partners in support of the family's case management needs. Provide advocacy when needed.
  • Develop treatment plans with each client and their family; specify presenting problem, objectives, interventions, and desired outcomes.
  • Collaborate and coordinate efforts with client's treatment team, school, PCP, and/or other involved providers.
  • Maintain accurate clinical documentation and recordkeeping utilizing EHR system per agency policy to include treatment plan document, clinical contact notes, time sheets, managed care authorizations, discharge summary and all others as needed as required by the agency, State, and accrediting bodies.
  • Maintain professional standards regarding client rights. Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality policies, boundaries and professional ethics, mandated child abuse reporting and duty to warn procedures. Utilize clinical supervision in any case where these issues are in question.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or other related field required.
  • Vermont State License or licensed eligible in field.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation with personal automobile liability insurance coverage at or above the levels mandated by the State of Vermont.
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check after hire.
  • Experience within a clinical setting providing children, adolescent and family behavioral health services.
  • Knowledge with services, systems, and programs available in the community including primary health care, support services, eligibility criteria and intake processes, community resources, and mental health, mental disabilities, and substance use treatment programs.
  • Working knowledge of serious mental illness, mental disabilities, and substance use depending on the population served, including clinical and developmental issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to interview and assess clients using appropriate assessment tools. Ability to observe, record and report on an individual's functioning. Proficient with the treatment planning process and major components of a treatment plan.
  • Knowledge and ability to understand and use different types of assessments, including functional assessments, evaluations, observations, and interviews to develop a treatment plan.
  • Knowledge of treatment modalities and intervention techniques, such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning, and service coordination.
  • Strong documentation skills and prior experience utilizing electronic records.
CCN is an equal opportunity employer.