The Group Behavioral Health Provider will work as a contractor with MCC to develop and facilitate evidence-based psycho-educational support groups at MCC’s Novato North Clinic. The Group Behavioral Health Provider may be asked to run ongoing and drop-in groups on a variety of topics, as relevant for MCC’s patient population and consistent with contractor’s area of expertise (e.g., teen CBT group; couples’ communication, grief, depression, stress management, stress group for men, etc). Groups will be held in the evening.
Develops and facilitates evidence-based, culturally competent psychoeducation and support groups for MCC patients (may use existing group curricula).
Able to assign diagnosis based on DSM criteria, as appropriate.
Provides crisis intervention as indicated.
Works with patients in their preferred language (primarily English and Spanish).
Demonstrates a willingness to acquire basic knowledge of psychopharmacology.
Engages in ongoing learning about new medications and treatments commonly used for mental disorders, substance abuse, and general health problems.
Uses 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.
May be asked to attend occasional medical provider meetings, all staff meetings, and behavioral health team meetings as scheduled.
Communicates regularly with BH Director, site medical director and clinic director about status of groups.
May be asked to work variable schedule during extended-hour clinics (e.g. 5pm-7pm on one or more days).
Other duties may be assigned.
Experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Previous clinical experience should include assessment and diagnosis, group work, and crisis intervention and demonstrated history of working independently.
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.
History of effective clinical work with diverse and Latino patient populations.
CPR Training Current.
Valid Driver’s License.
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 reports and business correspondence in English.
Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and the general public in Spanish.
Must be able to conduct clinical assessment interviews and intervention with patients in Spanish.
Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office software programs, and how to conduct searches on the Internet.