Behavioral Health Consultant
Job Details
Multiple Locations - Saint Paul, MN
1.0 FTE

We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals to apply.


​​​​​​​These are benefit eligible positions with one position in West St Paul and one position in East St Paul. 

Perks of working for Minnesota Community Care

  • We cover 70% of your medical and dental benefits
  • Career Advancement fund opportunities after 1 year of employment
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunities for some roles
  • Reduced cost on metro transit
  • Our staff thrive in an environment where uplifting each other is one of our core values


 Acts as part of the medical team to provide behavioral health consultation to children, adolescents, adults and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning and to identify patients who may be at risk for behavioral health, psychosocial difficulties and/or detecting previously unrecognized symptoms. May carry a small caseload.

Essential Functions

  • Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders using the SBIRT Model.
  • Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
  • Provide Brief Behavioral Health services including Diagnostic Assessments and brief individual therapy. Carry a small caseload of patients receiving brief therapy services.
  • Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
  • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
  • Provide or refer for comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health.
  • Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals.
  • Teach patients, families, and staff care, preventions, and treatment enhancement techniques.

Organizational Overview
As Minnesota's largest Federally Qualified Health Center, Minnesota Community Care ensures that the communities we serve have access to high quality and affordable health care.
Approximately 87% of our patients in the 2019 calendar year were people of color from Asian, African American, American Indian or Latino communities, and 98% of our patients had incomes below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Active working knowledge of community mental health resources.
  • Ability and sensitivity to work with Latino/Hmong and other diverse cultures. Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently.
  • Ability to independently assess and coordinate client's psychological needs in busy clinical practice.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Hmong required.



  • Licensure appropriate to field of study (preferred)
  • Licensed in the State of Minnesota as a LGSW (Licensed Graduate Level Social Worker), or an LICSW- (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker).