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Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: VNS Health
Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewLicensed Behavioral Health Clinicians provide supportive counseling, advocacy, education, and care management to help patients and their families navigate mental illness, access community resources, and manage symptoms to help them remain safely in the community. This is a senior, master's level, licensed social services role that provides direct care as part of a team. Join us in building on our 130-year history and become a part of the Future of Care that is strengthening communities with high quality, integrated behavioral health programs.

VNS Health Behavioral Health team members provide vital client-centered behavioral health care to New Yorkers most in need, across all stages of life and mental well-being. We deliver care wherever our clients are, including outpatient clinics, clients' homes, and the community. Our short- and long-term service models include acute, transitional, and intensive care management programs that impact the most vulnerable populations, from children, to adolescents, to aging adults. As part of our fast-growing Behavioral Health team, you'll have an opportunity to develop and advance your skills, whether you're early in your career or an experienced professional.Compensation:$63,800.00 - $79,800.00 AnnualWhat We Provide -

  • Attractive sign-on bonus and referral bonus opportunities - - -
    • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 30 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays -
      • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability - -
        • Employer-matched retirement saving funds -
          • Personal and financial wellness programs--- -
            • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care------ -
              • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees -
                • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement--- -
                  • Internal mobility, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities------ -
                    • Interdisciplinary network of colleagues through the VNS Health Social Services Community of Professionals -What You Will Do
                      • Utilizes approved assessments to identify clients/members needs and family needs; develops initial and ongoing clinical plan of care. Updates plan at specified intervals, and as needed based on changes in client/member condition or circumstances
                        • Performs and maintains effective care management for assigned caseload of clients/members. Leads the care coordination for complex psychiatric clinical cases. Tracks and monitors progress; maintains detailed, accurate and timely progress notes and other documentation
                          • Provides supportive counseling and/or supportive therapy as well as ongoing mental health services
                            • Collaborates and refers to appropriate agencies as required. Addresses any client/member concerns to ensure satisfaction with overall services provided and uses motivational interviewing techniques to foster behavioral changes
                              • Develops inventory of resources that meet the clients/members needs as identified in the assessment -
                                • Provides linkage, coordination with, referral to and follow-up with appropriate service providers and managed care plans. Facilitates periodic case record reviews and case conferences with all providers serving the clients/members
                                  • Provides information and assistance through advocacy and education to clients/members and family on availability and eligibility of entitlements and community services. Arranges transportation and accompanies clients/members to appointments as necessary
                                    • Assists clients/members and/or families in the development of a sustainable network of community-based supports, utilizing identified strengths and tools designed to prevent future participant crises and/or reduce the negative impact if a crisis does occur -
                                      • Participates in initial and ongoing trainings as necessary to maintain and enhance clinical and professional skills
                                        • Maintains updated case records in program EMR. Maintains case records in accordance with program policies/procedures, VNS Health standards and regulatory requirements
                                          • Participates and consults with team supervisor in case conferences, staff meetings, utilization review and discharge planning meetings to determine if client/member requires an alternate level of care or is appropriate for discharge
                                            • Participates in 24/7 on-call coverage schedule and performs on-call duties, as required
                                              • Acts as liaison with other community agencies
                                                • Provides short term counseling (coping skills, trauma informed, decision making) and Risk Health Assessment/Safety Planning
                                                  • Collects and reports data, as required while adhering to productivity standards
                                                    • Leads and participates in "Network Meetings" with client, client/ member's personal support network and other team members using the Open Dialogue ModelQualifications
                                                      • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Family Therapy or related degree -
                                                      • Minimum of two years of mental health work experience providing direct services to clients/members with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and/or chronic medical conditions required -
                                                      • License and current registration to practice as a Mental Health Counselor, Family Therapist, Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker or related license in New York State -
                                                      • Valid NYS ID or NYS driver's license may be required as determined by operational needs. - - - -
                                                      • Effective oral/written/interpersonal communication skills required -
                                                      • Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs -

Keywords: VNS Health, Elizabeth , Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician, Healthcare , Elizabeth, New Jersey

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