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Alliance Staffing Job

Behavioral Health Consultant

Sparta, NC (Appalachian District Health Department County)

Posted 11/06/2023

NCAPHA (Alliance Staffing) is actively recruiting for an Behavioral Health Consultant placed at the App County Public Health Department.


Position Available: Behavioral Health Consultant

Location: Sparta Elementary School-Based Health Center

Salary: Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience

Hours: Full time, between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm to serve patients during normal clinic hours of operation which are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:45pm. Potential to work outside normal hours for client needs, special events, or public health emergencies.

*Option available to follow the 10-month seasonal school schedule.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary: Serves the School-Based Health Center at Sparta Elementary to foster a healthy student community through the provision of accessible quality behavioral health care to influence health habits and behaviors which promote the development of young minds and bodies that are ready and eager to learn.
This position will be hired through the North Carolina Alliance of Public Health Agencies with the opportunity to transition to employment as an AppHealthCare employee.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Seek to improve the health and safety of the student body by delivering comprehensive and accessible behavioral health services to all enrolled clients. Will seek to enhance self-esteem and academic success through access to mental health support, encouraging positive behaviors both at home and at school, and to decrease levels of emotional disturbance in the student population. Will focus on providing rapid access to high quality and evidence-based interventions to address a broad range of medical, substance use, and mental health conditions by delivering brief, targeted, diagnostic assessment and intervention as a part of an interdisciplinary team. This position functions as a behavioral health consultant within a school setting and will provide brief
consultations on a wide array of physical and behavioral health concerns such as: depression, anxiety, trauma related disorders, substance use, ADHD, pain management, tobacco cessation, disease management and treatment adherence, and health-related behaviors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to provide brief, targeted assessment of mental health conditions. Ability to respond effectively and sensitively to a broad range of patient and family concerns. Ability to work with a diverse patient and staff population. Must comply with applicable code of ethics by discipline. Must comply with privacy and
confidentiality policies. Will perform initial intake evaluation by interviewing patients to obtain information concerning their problems and functioning, reviews relevant screeners. Collaborate with primary care providers and other team members to develop comprehensive treatment plans. Provide evidence-based interventions to support patient functioning. Deliver targeted interventions for a variety of presenting physical and behavioral health concerns. Monitor patient’s symptoms, functioning, and response to treatment plan; modifies treatment
plan as needed. Is available during business hours for crisis assessment and management. Conduct quality assurance reviews. Excellent computer skills with ability to work in an electronic health record.

Minimum Education and Experience – Ph.D or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited program (preferred); or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Licensed Psychologist with HSP designation (preferred) in the state of North Carolina; or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychological Associate with HSP designation, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

AppHealthCare recruits team members who share our values of Integrity, Drive, Resilience, Service, and Community and actively support the overall public health mission of the agency.