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Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician - Social Worker 2

Department: Truman Behavioral
Location: Albuquerque, NM

UNM Medical Group, Inc. is hiring for a Counselor Social Worker 2 -  Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician to join our Truman Health Services team. This opportunity is a full-time day shift in person position located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Integrated behavioral health clinicians are a vital part of our Patient Centered Medical Home model of care. Outstanding IBHCs provide flexible care, are available for the hours the clinic is open, can quickly adapt to the changing health care landscape and patient needs, and thrive in a team based care environment. Our clinic hours are 8-5 M, T, W, and F. Thursday we are open from 10a to 7p.

 

Summary

Provides, oversees, and/or administers a wide range of psychosocial evaluation/assessment, diagnostic, counseling therapy, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a high-intensity clinical environment which requires a high degree of independent decision-making and program administration. Leads and trains lower level counselors/social workers, students, and/or interns engaged in related therapeutic/patient care activities, as appropriate to the individual position.

 

Minimum Job Requirements of a Counselor Social Worker 2 -  Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician:

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a related degree with 3 years directly related experience. Licensed Prof Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or equivalent OR Licensed Indep Social Worker (LISW) or equivalent OR licensure pending, as documented by temporary license. Verification of education and licensure will be required if selected for hire.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of a Counselor Social Worker 2 -  Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician:

  1. Provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs; provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.
  2. Collects data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
  3. Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required.
  4. Provides and/or arranges for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for patients or clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.
  5. Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services; may visits patients and families in their homes to provide counseling and outreach services.
  6. Follows up to determine reliability of treatment used; changes method and degree of therapy when indicated.
  7. Establishes and maintains case files, referrals, and other related documents for the treatment of clients; prepares related documentation for civil commitment hearings or other legal proceedings; keeps abreast of patient data to ensure appropriate treatment and care are delivered.
  8. Consults with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities.
  9. Plans and facilitates community outreach and education activities, as appropriate to the position; may serve as a liaison and representative to community organizations and schools.
  10. Provides clinical supervision to lower level therapists and/or graduate social work students/interns, as appropriate, and/or consulting services to other patient care professionals.
  11. As appropriate to the position, performs various administrative functions such as monitoring budgets and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans, and may propose changes to program policies and procedures.
  12. May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate and proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

Priority will be provided to candidates who are:

Experienced providing medical case management services to medically and socially complex populations.

Experienced providing social support services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Experienced working with the LGBTQ+ community.

Experienced working in a community based multi-disciplinary setting.

Bilingual English/Spanish.

 

About UNM Medical Group, Inc.

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

 

About the Truman Health Services Clinic:

Truman Health Services is a NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home which provides the highest level of care and latest treatment options for New Mexicans living with HIV, requiring gender services, or seeking PrEP. We offer a variety of treatment services utilizing a holistic approach towards supporting our patients' medical, social, and mental health needs.

 

Benefits:

UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, generous paid time off plan and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.

 

Apply to our Counselor Social Worker 2 -  Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician opportunity with the UNM Medical Group, Inc. and our Provider Recruiter will contact you shortly!

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug and alcohol free employer.

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