PRN Behavioral Health Provider (MHSUC)
On call, hours vary. No benefits.
The Behavioral Health Provider is responsible for responding to needs presented by clients who telephone, walk-in, or make an appointment for assistance accessing mental health and/or substance use related services. Provides screening/assessment, information, referral and linkage to care, care coordination, education, follow-up and other support services to individuals and children/adolescents and their families.
The Behavioral Health Provider is often the first person a client talks to when considering mental health help. Clients may present in crisis or may need general mental health information; referral to providers and/or agencies meeting specific sets of criteria; in-depth care coordination; linkage to low-cost services; assistance in working with their third-party insurer; brief intervention; and/or help with decision making and overcoming obstacles to care. The Mental Health and Substance Use Connections program works with the full-range of clients, from those needing basic support and information to the chronically mentally ill.
To be successful, the Behavioral Health Provider must possess clinical mental health and substance abuse treatment skills, understanding of social work principles and methods, and health education and motivational interviewing skills.