Behavioral Health Clinician
Job Details
Family Health/La Clinica Roche A Cri Clinic - Friendship, WI

In compliance with all state statutes and regulating bodies, in accordance with FHLC Policy and Procedure and within the scope of training and skill level, assess, diagnose, counsel, and provide integrated general psychotherapeutic and Substance Abuse treatment, rehabilitation, and care coordination for children, adolescents, and adults (individual, family, group); provides educational and consultation services to Providers and staff, community agencies, and the public; and performs related duties as required. 

  • Brief (Primary Care Behavioral Health -PCBH) and/or longer-term consultations and treatment including Individual, couples, and/ or family consultation with patients, including:
  •  Functional and strength-based assessment and diagnosis;
  •  Psychoeducation for patients and their support systems;
  •  Medication adherence counseling and disease self-management counseling;
  •  Motivational Interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction
  •  Brief problem solving cognitive intervention aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self-efficacy;
  • Self-Care Plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction, and relaxation; and
  •  Substance use/ abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and development of harm reduction strategies.
  • Consultation with PCPs in the PCBH model to enhance understanding of the patient, provide decision support for treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans.
  • Interviews potential clients to assess needs for mental health services or referral elsewhere; counsels or provides psychotherapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals, couples, or members of a family to assist them in achieving productive social adjustments, reducing the impact of disabling disorders, and facilitating their achievement of living, vocational, recreational, and interpersonal goals.
  • Documents clinical activity presenting diagnostic and interview findings, clinical evaluations, and recommendations; as a member of an interdisciplinary team, reviews diagnosis and treatment plans of clinic staff; and may act as a case manager by coordinating services for clients to assure continuity of care and to assure that clients receive appropriate types of service.
  • Confers with and advises clients’ relatives to secure their understanding of and cooperation in treatment and rehabilitation programs.
  • Cooperates, advises and works with other FHLC staff and outside agencies/practitioners regarding mutual clientele.
  • Educates clients and their families regarding their diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation process.
  • Manages the care of clients by assessing and referring them to public and private providers and monitoring their progress.
  • Develops and presents training programs for staff.
  • Provides crisis counseling for individuals experiencing acute episodes; evaluates patients and arranges for voluntary or involuntary admission to facilities for observation and treatment.
  • Assists clients to obtain stable housing, food security, physical health care, benefits, transportation and other enabling services to enhance social determinants of health and improve overall health outcomes.  
  • Provides collaboration and support to other BH Clinicians
  • If ICS:  Provides Clinical Supervision to AODA staff per requirements of DHS75
  • Complies with all statutory and ethical requirements of the profession
  • Other duties as assigned based on programmatic need.
  • Family Health La Clinica is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This position requires an individual, who has the ability to work independently, is able to work under pressure, is analytical and has excellent problem-solving skills. Must have and maintain high ethical standards and adhere to the ethics of the profession.  The ability to respect the confidentiality of patient information while performing job duties. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and public.  Ability to successfully complete FHLC’s credentialing and privileging process. The ability to maintain a state of Wisconsin Driver’s License as well as the ability to pass the requirements to complete the minimum requirements to operate a company vehicle. 

  • Competency in assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, counseling, and psychotherapeutic treatment of AODA, marriage, family, and child relationship dysfunctions; methods of developing and implementing a treatment plan; current trends in the field of mental health; laws and regulations applicable to mental health; and basic math.
  • Ability to perform effective counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with clients’ families, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and co-workers; relate professionally with persons with serious mental disorders; identify and utilize community resources; advise and train other mental health staff; and prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports. General knowledge of medical terms and how to relate this knowledge to patients while working in the PCBH model; work under a wholistic view of patient care, including an understanding of the interaction of physical and mental health concerns; knowledge of chronic disease management, or willingness to be trained to provide PCBH services. Substance Abuse Certification preferred.
  • Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to individuals, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems in a primary care setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians.
  • Applicants must possess WI state licensure in their profession
  • Independent Clinical Supervisor (ICS) preferred or ability to obtain
  • The selected candidate for positions in this class are required to undergo FHLC’s Provider Credentialing and Privileging which includes extensive background investigation. Per Federal Grant requirements, the selected candidate must not be listed on any debarment or exclusion list.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred

Family Health La Clinica(FHLC) requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or hold a legally recognized exemption as a condition of employment.  Where permitted by law, candidates who are offered a position will be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.