The general purpose of the Behavioral Health Provider (BHP, “Dental Coach”) is to address mental health issues impacting patients’ ability to receive dental care and to minimize psychosocial stressors that have a negative impact on patient well-being. The BHP works as a member of the dental care team using the “warm hand off” model to provide trauma-informed biopsychosocial assessments, brief behavioral interventions, education, referrals, short term follow up to MCC dental (and primary care) patients.
The BHP “dental coach” serves as a consultant to dental providers and assists dental and medical providers in understanding patient needs and developing joint plans regarding the behavioral health aspects of patient care.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Psychologist (PhD or PsyD)
CPR Training Current
Valid Driver’s License
Education and/or Experience:
Licensed clinical social worker; Previous clinical experience should include assessment and diagnosis, brief individual psychotherapy, group work, and crisis intervention. Expertise in applied relaxation techniques and trauma-informed care required. Knowledge of state regulations and standards related to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality. Familiarity with psychopharmacology is helpful; demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team preferably in a primary care environment. Previous experience collaborating with and providing information to medical personnel desirable. Cultural humility required.
Spanish speaking language ability is preferred, Vietnamese strongly desired.
Must be fluent in English with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write in English, reports and business correspondence. Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and the general public.
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.