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Valley Family Health Care is a Federally Qualified Health Clinic

Purpose of this Position: The Behavioral Health/Mental Health Consultant functions as in interdependent member of the VFHC team, providing clinical behavioral health/mental health services to children, adolescent, and adult patients within a primary care setting. She/he will perform consultative services to medical providers, provide brief assessments and interventions within a medical setting, respond to behavioral health crises, as well as provide support to the Behavioral Health Navigator for warm handoffs in clinic or virtual. The provider will utilize sound clinical decision making based on observation, assessment, diagnosis, planning, evaluation, and evidence-based practice. Assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic measures will be carried out in close association and collaboration with the clinic physician, PA/FNP, psychiatric practitioner and/or other care agencies in the community.


Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling.
Licensed in Idaho / Oregon as an LMSW, LCSW, LPC or LCPC.
1-2 years’ of experience preferred.
Preferably bilingual – English/Spanish.

Appropriately screen, evaluate, and assess clients in both a therapeutic and/or medical setting.
Diagnose psychological, behavioral and emotional disorders utilizing DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
Utilize evidenced-based treatment strategies based on treatment regime most appropriate for client (such as ACT, CBT, DBT, etc.).
Ability to provide brief assessments and brief interventions to clients within a primary care setting as well as complete diagnostic assessments.
Develop, provide, and/or oversee group sessions for patients with medical and behavioral  health issues.
Develop and implement treatment plans with measurable goals for clients and/or families.
Regularly evaluate treatment plans, making changes as needed.
Respond to clients in crisis situations either person-to-person, through telehealth, or by telephone. Assess client’s safety, with possible referral to practitioner,  notification of family and/or arrange for hospitalization.
Complete and maintain timely records and reports in an integrated electronic health record regarding client’s progress, services provided, and other clinical information.
Work within a team-based care model including participating in clinic huddles, managing assigned patient populations, and collaborating with outside community resources/agencies.
Adhere to company policies, practice guidelines, and professional code of ethics.
Other duties as assigned.

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