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CSVMG Behavioral Health Counselor PT/20HRS

Company: Christus Health
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

DescriptionProvides psychiatric and chemical dependency (i.e., behavioral health) clinical services that align specifically with New Mexico Medicaid SBIRT funding (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment). Provides 20 hours per week services to the Family Medicine Clinic to screen patients for chemical dependency and provide brief interventions.RequirementsEDUCATION: Master's Degree required in a behavioral health or other relevant field of practice from an accredited school.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Licensed to practice independently and formulate diagnoses in the State of New Mexico as an LPCC, LMHC, LMFT, LISW. Completion of prevention and management of aggressive behavior course within 2 months. BLS issued through American Heart Association within 2 weeks from date of hire.


  • Ability to work independently on own accord and initiative, yet as a team member
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; advanced behavioral health assessment and referral skills
  • Understanding of complex psychopathology and ability to deal with all types of patients with myriad behavioral health conditions
  • Understanding of crisis intervention theory, case management, and referral process
  • Knowledge of psychopathology and DSM-V diagnoses
  • Ability to communicate with community providers and third party insurers
  • Strong clinical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and co-lead Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorders, psychoeducational, expressive, and supportive therapy sessions
  • Understanding of recovery process
  • Formulates treatment plans in conjunction with rest of treatment team
  • Ability to read, write and communicate verbally in English

    EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years clinical experience in a behavioral health or related setting.


    Responsible to: Lia Billington, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

    Supervised by: Clinic Manager


    - Bloodborne pathogen B

    Multiple simultaneous activities around patient care. Exposure to infectious diseases and intermittent exposure possible to blood, excrements, odors and noise. Work area has normal heat, light, and air.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Emotional and physical ability to cope with stress and physical nature of inpatient work with behavioral health patients; possibility of emergency lifting. Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Ability to work in crisis and potentially hazardous situation(s). Hearing and visual acuity within normal limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.

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