Marin Community Clinics

  • Behavioral Health Provider, LCSW (Ritter Center)

    Regular Full-Time
    US-CA-San Rafael
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    The general purpose of the Behavioral Health Provider (BHP) is to minimize psychosocial stressors that have a negative impact on patient health, and to assist medical providers in understanding patient needs and developing a holistic treatment plan.


    The BHP works as a member of the primary care team to provide biopsychosocial assessments, brief behavioral interventions, education, referrals, short term psychotherapy, and consultation to medical providers. BHP’s may also be asked to develop and/or facilitate psycho-educational support groups.


    Please submit cover letter with brief description of your interest for the position. You may upload with your resume.



    Location: Ritter Center, San Rafael CA




    • Provide brief assessment and referral, behavioral interventions, education and short term psychotherapy to adult and pediatric primary care patients with mental health, substance abuse, and medical compliance issues.
    • Assign a diagnosis based on DSM criteria.
    • Provide crisis intervention as indicated.
    • Provide consultation to medical providers regarding the behavioral health components of a patient’s presentation. Develop collaborative plans to address symptoms.
    • Work with patients in their preferred language (primarily English and Spanish), using a language line as needed.
    • Use the “warm hand off” method (immediate brief assessment and intervention) for assisting patients who have identified behavioral health issues at the time of their medical visit.
    • Develop and facilitate psycho-educational support groups.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to acquire basic knowledge of psychopharmacology, and engage in ongoing learning about new medications and treatments commonly used for mental disorders, substance abuse, and general health problems.
    • Use the Clinic’s electronic health record (EHR) to document clinical work, produce billing, collect service data, and maintain a schedule, as well as to communicate information to other clinic providers.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining procedures and protocols to ensure the Behavioral Health program’s relevance and effectiveness for patients and clinic staff.
    • Work closely with the Behavioral Health Coordinator to facilitate administrative aspects of the program.
    • Attend medical provider meetings, all staff meetings, and behavioral health team meetings as scheduled.
    • Provide frank and considered opinions regarding quality improvement measures.
    • Provide Behavioral Health care to satellite clinics as needed; may be asked to work variable schedule during extended-hour clinics (e.g., 10am-7pm on one or more days).
    • Other duties may be assigned.


    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Psychologist (PhD, PsyD)- previous clinical experience should include assessment and diagnosis, brief individual psychotherapy, group work, and crisis intervention. Knowledge of state regulations and standards related to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality required.  Familiarity with psychopharmacology is helpful. Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team, preferably in a primary care environment. 


    Language Skills: Spanish speaking language desired but not required.


    Computer Skills:                                          

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office software programs, and how to conduct searches on the Internet.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

    Licensed Psychologist (PhD or PsyD)

    CPR Training Current

    Valid Driver’s License


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