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Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW or LMSW) at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW or LMSW)

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Kansas City, MO Full Time
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The primary responsibility of this position is to provide behavioral support to assist patients in improving health status and manage chronic illnesses. This position integrates the Behavior Health Consultant role with the primary care team by providing services to patients who could benefit from behavioral interventions.  In addition, the responsibilities include screening/evaluation of individuals for mental health and substance abuse disorders; conducting brief interventions for individuals with behavioral health problems; meeting regularly with the primary care teams to plan care and discuss cases and exchange appropriate information with team members as part of the daily routine of the clinic.  Only candidates who are LCSW or LMSW and under supervision will be considered.

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  • Provides a range of brief services; behavioral modification, education, case management, crisis intervention, and supportive therapy for adults and children. This may include individual, couples, family, and group therapy; if appropriate, the clinician utilizes a variety of approved treatment methods that are brief, symptom/solution-focused, and based upon cognitive behavioral therapy principles.  These services will be provided in the medical department and in 1:1 counseling, as appropriate.
  • Provides psychosocial assessments and/or screenings. Documentation will be timely and accurately reported in the client’s electronic medical record.
  • Assists in consultation and training for the medical departments in the Center. Assist in the care and treatment of medical clients with behavioral health issues.
  • Participates as a multidisciplinary team member in the management of clients, case conferences, peer review activities, and documentation audits.


Clinician must have demonstrated success in the implementation of symptom resolution and solution-focused approaches to client’s problems as well as the retention of clients. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have a valid Missouri clinical license in social work. 


Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Clinician must be conscious of practicing good health behaviors to promote wellness on all individuals that constitute their clients. 

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