Hiring Bonus $20k (must qualify for the program)
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 2023-2150
Marin Community Clinics, founded in 1972, is today, a multi-clinic network with a wide array of integrated primary care, dental, behavioral, specialty and referral services. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we provide vital health services to almost 40,000 individuals annually in Marin County. The Clinics regularly receive national awards from the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA). Our Mission is to promote health and wellness through excellent, compassionate care for all.
The behavioral health provider position joins a dynamic, passionate and dedicated health care team, collaboratively working with medical providers, nurses, medical assistants, receptionists and other members of the organization. The behavioral health provider provides assessment and treatment services to Marin Community Clinic (MCC) patients across the lifespan with behavioral health needs. The behavioral health provider is considered an expert in behavioral health, and as such provides formal and informal consultation, training and support to the healthcare team and other staff and providers in the area of behavioral health. Behavioral Health Providers have the opportunity to work with patients across the lifespan and with a wide variety of clinical presentations. BHPs may also be asked to develop and/or facilitate psycho-educational support groups. This position is hybrid telehealth/in-person.
The BHP is welcomed as part of the primary care team and is supported by the robust and dynamic behavioral health department through regular meetings, case conferences, and peer supervision. At Marin Community Clinics, we are mission-driven, supportive and committed to a culture of care and support for our patients and our staff. We are looking for a dynamic and talented BHP to join our “all star” team!
Hybrid Schedule - 60% onsite: 3 days per week and 40% remote - 2 days per week
May be eligible for up to $20,000.00 hiring bonus; prorated if working part time status.
Covid-19 vaccination requirements:
All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including "health-care" required boosters as a condition of employment, subject to limited exemptions. New employees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted before the first day of employment. If you completed your primary series early boosters,but have not received the most recent booster,you will be required to get the most recent booster and mask until completed if hired.
Supports the mission, vision and values of Marin Community Clinics by collaboratively developing and communicating the vision for whole person care at Marin Community Clinics, to patients, their families, and co-workers.
Models the principles and practices of evidenced based communication, including skillful listening, displaying a willingness and ability to acknowledge the needs, expectations and values of others through the use of reflective listening and other empathy conveyance techniques.
Models empathy and compassion for clients and their families, especially those with historically stigmatized conditions, such as chronic pain, addictive disorders, severe mental health conditions, homelessness and maladaptive behaviors such as anger problems, through the use of non-stigmatizing speech (in communicating directly with patients or about patients), skilled empathy conveyance and professionalism in the face of difficult interactions, and promoting a spirit of understanding and compassion.
Consistently contributes to creating and maintaining a supportive, compassionate and encouraging work atmosphere for colleagues and co-workers.
Models and supports autonomy, self-efficacy and empowerment of co-workers and colleagues.
Models and practices cultural humility and curiosity
Understands the overarching importance of the therapeutic alliance, and relationship-based care.
Experience ability to use multiple strategies and techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, seeking safety, problem solving therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focused therapies, etc., in order to better individualize patient intervention.
FOUNDATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES
Provides evidence-based treatment to MCC patients (adults and children) with “mild to moderate” behavioral health needs, including: assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, short term therapy, crisis intervention and safety planning, coaching, referrals and case management in-person and via telehealth modalities.
May be asked to develop and lead or co-lead psychoeducational/therapeutic groups
Skillfully engages patients and their families in their own healthcare and wellbeing, using strategies to increase their motivation and desire for improved wellbeing.
Collaboratively develops flexible scheduling practices in order to best meet patients’ needs, including a mix of scheduled appointments, unscheduled ‘warm-hand offs’; and ‘check –ins’. (In-person and/or via telehealth).
Shares knowledge and expertise in an accessible, respectful and friendly manner with co- workers and colleagues, both in informal and formal learning activities.
Collaboratively develops multi-disciplinary work flows, clinical pathways, and other practices, to maximize the benefits of team care for patients.
Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or a licensed psychologist, with valid California State License and Registration
Excellent communication, interpersonal and relational skills
Ability and desire to work both independently and as a core member of a team
Flexibility, adaptability and high tolerance for ambiguity
Able to effectively communicate about behavioral health philosophies, principles, conditions, treatments and needs, to both patients and staff, to promote understanding and decrease stigma.
Ability to see 4 patients per 4 hour shift.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS in CLINICAL ORIENTATION:
Understanding that the therapeutic alliance is trans-theoretical, and is of overarching importance, outweighing any individual therapy technique, the following are desirable areas of clinical experience and competency for the position:
Experience and comfort in providing assistance in difficult conversations, escalations, and other complex interpersonal situations
Highly trained in Motivational Interviewing
Experience in treating substance use disorders and other addictive disorders
Experience as a BH generalist: competent and comfortable treating children, adolescents, adults, the elderly; those with mild or moderate BH needs, as well as those with more severe mental illness.
Education and Experience:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Valid California Driver’s License
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.
Previous experience collaborating with and providing information to medical personnel desirable.
Experience with EPIC Electronic Health Records preferred.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with psychopharmacology is helpful.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team preferably in a primary care environment.
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.
Bilingual Spanish desired but not required.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, customers, and the general public.
Must be able to conduct brief assessments and intervention interviews with patients.
Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office software programs, and how to conduct searches on the Internet.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Prolonged standing and walking.
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Will drive among clinic locations as needed.
Hiring Bonus: May be eligible for a $20,000.00 hiring bonus if working full time status; prorated if working part time.
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Our benefits program is designed to protect your health, family and way of life. We offer a competitive Benefits Program that includes affordable health insurance and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance, Educational and Continuing Education Benefits, Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness, Retirement Plan, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short term and Long Term Disability benefits, Professional Fee Reimbursement, Mileage and Cell Phone Reimbursement, Scrubs Reimbursement, Loupes Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, Paid Holidays, Personal Days of Celebration, Paid time off, and Extended Illness Benefits.
MCC is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
Marin Community Clinics has provided compassionate and affordable health care to uninsured and low-income residents of Marin County for more than 40 years. We have grown from humble beginnings where volunteer physicians and nurses saw patients in church basements, to a 21st century provider with modern facilities, highly expert paid physicians and nurses, the latest technology, and sophisticated diagnostic, treatment and prevention programs. Today, we see more than 40,000 patients every year in four medical clinics and two dental clinics spread throughout Marin County.
Marin Community Clinics provides a full range of primary health care as well as dentistry, behavioral health, obstetrics & gynecology, family planning, optometry, and some specialty services.
As the largest community health center in the County, we play a major role in the community’s health care network, serving patients with insurance as well as those who are ineligible for insurance coverage.
Primary Care, Dentistry, Behavioral Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Planning, Optometry, Referrals