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Behavioral Health Consultant

Access Community Health Centers is a non-profit organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of people we have served since 1982. We provide high quality affordable health care including medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services based on our local community’s needs, addressing financial, cultural and language barriers.

The Access Primary Care Behavioral Health team is well established with over 15 years of robust integration within the medical home. We work within the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model as Behavioral Health Consultants to the primary care providers. BHCs provide targeted assessment and intervention to improve the health and functioning of a culturally diverse patient population across the lifespan. Patients are referred to Behavioral Health for all types of behavioral issues, including physical health problems such as coping with chronic illnesses, medication non-adherence, health behavior/lifestyle modification, substance use concerns, as well as more traditional mental or behavioral health problems. The position also includes working in a residency teaching site of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. This provides the opportunity of consultation and educational development of family medicine residents and collaboration with faculty. Additionally, we host students in training for future careers within integrated care, and the position includes the opportunity for supervision. Applicants should have experience with or be highly interested in working with diverse and at-risk patient populations. Applicants should also be interested in working within a highly collaborative team environment.
Support our mission: Improving health, improving lives.
Our shared values are the guiding principles which lie at the core of the work we do every day. They reflect our culture and our commitment to those we serve.
Listen to our patients, staff and community to understand their needs and provide care with empathy and respect.
Provide care and build community that respects the personal, social and cultural diversity reflected in our patients and staff.
Use the resources we are given effectively and efficiently, and we value innovation.
Believe that every person deserves quality healthcare to help them overcome barriers and create new opportunities.
Work together with healthcare organizations and local partners to improve the health of our community and expand care to those with
limited access.

Summary of Behavioral Health Consultant
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Behavioral Health Officer, the Behavioral Health Consultant is responsible for patient care and a variety of administrative tasks. The Behavioral Health Consultant, as part of the primary care treatment team, identifies, triages, and manages patients with medical and behavioral health problems within the primary care setting. In addition, the Behavioral Health Consultant will provide skill training through psycho-education and patient education strategies and will develop specific behavioral change plans for patients and behavioral health protocols for target populations.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in Psychology or Clinical Psychology OR Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW)
  2. Current Wisconsin licensure as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Prior work with diverse patient population
  2. Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  1. Prior work experience as a Clinical Psychologist or Social Worker in a medical setting

Compensation and Benefits
Our total compensation package includes competitive wages, plus a full range of attractive benefits for regular full and part time staff working a minimum of 20 hours per week and includes:

Health and dental insurance
Life and long and short-term disability insurance
Paid time off program (for vacation, personal and sick time)
Paid holidays
401(k) retirement plan (with employer match)
Tuition reimbursement
Flexible spending plans
Transportation program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Child care referral program
Direct payroll deposit

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