Behavioral Health Consultant

PCC Community Wellness Center

Location: West Side of Chicago and Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

End date: 2018-09-30


Job Purpose: The Behavioral Health Consultant provides behavioral health care services to patients in all life cycles. The Behavioral Health Consultant also participates with a multidisciplinary team to ensure holistic psychosocial and medical needs are met.
Essential Duties: Maintain patient care hours per week at designated site as determined by the Director of Behavioral health and the Chief Medical Officer. Follow PCC’s policies for scheduling, access, chart documentation and availability for communication regarding clinical matters during regular business hours.
Patient volume expectation is average 3.5 patients per session worked. A session is defined as 3.5 patient care hours plus 0.5 hrs of administration duties. Number of sessions worked is based on FTE status (e.g. 1.0 FTE = 10 sessions).
The number of sessions per week may be modified based upon clinic need, supervision commitments, etc. Modifications are approved by Director of Behavioral Health.
Provide consultation and academic support to residents and attending physicians in the areas of behavioral medicine.
Participate fully in relevant quality assurance and performance improvement measures.
Provide mental health consultation regarding assessment and mental/behavioral health treatment options to established patients.
Assess patients’ and/or families’ bio-psycho-social situations that result in diagnostic conclusions that include development issues, family dynamics and stressors, and a DSM V diagnosis.
Document data, assessment, treatment plan and expected outcome in medical record.
Identify and follow-up on all referrals you have made to assure continuity of care and patient/family needs are met.
Participate in individual and group supervision with goal of achieving Licensure in Clinical Social Work within 2 years of commencement of employment. Supervision will be provided by a PCC Licensed Clinical Social Worker as designated by the Director of BH.
Perform any crisis intervention, individual counseling, family counseling, advocacy that is needed for the patient.
Master’s Degree in Social Work from accredited University.
Demonstrated skills in the clinical social work practice arena and the ability to work and collaborate on a health care team.
Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently handle a demanding workload involving multiple tasks.
Ability to function in a computer oriented environment possessing intermediate computer skills in word processing, in automated clinical information systems, accessing emails and conducting internet research.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written communications. Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.
Current and valid driver’s licenses.
Masters in Social Work from accredited University Required.
Physical Demands:
Ability to stand, bend and stretch.
Ability to travel and maneuver between site locations
Language Skills:
Ability to read and write proficiently using the English language.
Ability to interact and speak effectively in interpersonal situations and before groups of people.

Contact Info

Haley Swanson

3 Erie Ct. Ste 1300 Oak Park, IL 60302