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Bozeman Health BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST II in Bozeman, Montana

Position Summary:

The Behavioral Health Specialist II develops and maintains a comprehensive program of services for behavioral health patients and their families’ aids in the adjustment to living with a chronic socioeconomic and life-threatening illness. This includes advocacy, community education, acute counseling/therapy, research, program development, evaluation, and any other assigned responsibility relating to social work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Professional Counseling

  • Montana Licensure (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the health care field or 3000 hours of post masters work in supervised clinical social worker practice.

  • Preferred: Current Accreditation from Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the mental and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload. Closely coordinate care with the patient’s medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.

  • Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients (in person or by telehealth) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.

  • Support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.

  • Track patient follow up and clinical outcomes using a registry.

  • Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments (e.g. problem-solving treatment or behavioral activation) as clinically indicated.

  • Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside of the organization (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, substance abuse treatment).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates sound judgement, patience, and maintains a professional demeanor at all times

  • Ability to work in a busy and stressful environment

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work varied shifts

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity and maintains confidentiality

  • Computer applications, MS Office, EMR, internet applications and standard office equipment

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines

  • Self-directed, completes assignments accurately, thoroughly and with minimal oversight

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

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Working at Bozeman Health is more than just a job--it's a commitment to caring for the communities of Southwest Montana by being their partner in health and wellness, compassionately delivering the best care for each person, every time. In every role, our employees are inspired by their ability to care for our community and our Culture of Excellence guides each employee to be a high performer, engage in transparent and timely communication, demonstrate dynamic learning and teaching, excel through change, express gratitude and experience joy.