Behavioral Health Therapist

Website Neighborhood HealthSource


  •  Assesses and diagnose patients utilizing specialized knowledge, skills and assessment tools
  •  Develops patient care/treatment plans based on defined area of clinical expertise, risk and overall patient care complexity
  •  Work with clients who have co-occurring disorders, including those on Suboxone
  •  Identifies desired patient outcomes, evaluate and monitor patient’s outcome and response to care
  •  Plans, implements and conduct patient/family education, as appropriate
  •  Documents patient care in the clinical record, communicating significant changes in patient status and treatment goals
  •  Assists providers/patients with acute mental health needs outside of scheduled appointments, when needed, consistent with current integrated behavioral health models.
  •  Consults with supervisory, care team and consultants, as needed and required
  •  Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness by participating as an active member of the patient care team
  •  Participates in QI and quality assurance activities in clinical care areas


  •  Works collaboratively and respectfully with staff and others—individually and as part of a team—to achieve optimal efficiency, outcomes and morale
  •  Demonstrated cultural competency, including but not limited to: race and ethnicity, socioeconomics, nationality, and religion
  •  Maintains excellent and punctual attendance
  •  Attends and actively participates in staff and departmental meetings
  •  Attends agency functions and meetings as relevant or required
  •  Works at any or all NHS clinics, as needed
  •  Uses computer daily including e-mail, word documents, spreadsheets, patient management system, electronic health record, and patient portal, as needed to carry out essential job functions
  •  Maintains any required licensure/certification
  •  Demonstrates commitment to agency mission and goals
  •  Abides by corporate compliance program, HIPAA regulations and other agency policies and procedures
  •  Participates daily in pre-visit planning and huddles (RN, Provider, Medical Assistant, Front Desk)
  •  Utilizes Patient Portal to access patient information and communicate with patients, as relevant
  •  Plans, organizes, and multitasks
  •  Speaks, understands, reads and writes English sufficiently to carry out all essential duties
  •  Performs other duties as assigned


  •  Current Minnesota license as an LPCC, LMFT, LICSW or LP
  •  Master’s degree or higher in psychology, counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy
  •  Minimum of two years’ direct patient care; experience in a primary care setting preferred
  •  Demonstrated competence in independent clinical practice
  •  Team care model experience, patient-centered care philosophy, experience in providing care in multicultural practice setting required
  •  Proficient in use of computer hardware and software to document clinical care, and in use of Microsoft office applications
  •  Spanish language fluency is a plus
  •  Knowledge of:
    • assessment, planning, implementation and care coordination in mental health
    • standards for care/treatment plan development
    • patient rights principles
  •  Skill in:
    • diagnosing patient conditions
    • interpreting findings from clinical evaluation and diagnostic tests
    •  risk assessment and intervention

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