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Rutland Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Clinician III in Rutland, Vermont

The Behavioral Health Clinician is responsible for providing clinical mental health services and/or substance abuse to all customer groups affected by illness/disability often including lifestyle adjustment difficulties. Understands utilization criteria and case management principles in a health care setting, as well as relevant community resources, insurance, regulatory, and legal system knowledge.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related Human Services field.

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, or other Human Services field.

    Minimum Work Experience

  • Two years of experience in medical crisis intervention and knowledge of community resources or related experience preferred.

  • Healthcare experience a plus.

  • Experience in individual and family therapy.

  • Five years' experience working in healthcare setting.

    Required Licenses/Certifications

  • BLS Certification through American Heart Association

  • Completion of endorsed patient/visitor de-escalation and restraint program certification.

  • Apprentice Addiction Professional (AAP) Certification may be required dependent on job assignment*

  • LCMHC and/or LADC licensure.

    *Must obtain within 3 months of hire.

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Psychosocial assessments, utilization and case management principles.

  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of group theory and dynamics with experience in facilitating and co-facilitating psychosocial and skill building groups.

  • Individual and family supportive advocacy.

  • Age-specific competencies.

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Basic Microsoft Windows desktop application and navigation skills.

  • Demonstrates strong communication and listening skills.

  • Demonstrates good knowledge of community resources.

  • Demonstrates excellent collaboration skills in conjunction with working with providers, legal representation, regulatory agencies and those involved with risk and compliance.

  • Willingness and ability to provide coverage on rotational basis.(as applicable)

  • Exhibits knowledge of Best Practice, DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing.

  • Provides employee assistance in-services, and consultation to staff, physicians, and community providers about psychosocial aspects of care.

  • Willingness and ability to oversee activities and provide clinical supervision of others.