Behavioral Health Therapist

  • Charles Drew Health Center, Inc.
  • Aug 26, 2019
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Licensed Professional

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Therapist (BHT) is a part of the primary care treatment team. BHT will welcome, inspire and provide hope within a safe environment since “every door is the right door”. The BHT identifies triages and manages patients with behavioral health problems. In addition, the Behavioral Health Therapist II will provide quality mental health interventions for diverse populations. The BHT will develop specific behavioral change plans for patients and behavioral health protocols for target populations. In addition have the ability and flexibility to treat patients across the CDHC enterprise regardless of age, economic status, gender, gender choice, ethnicity and or race.


  • Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychosocial problems.
  • Assess the clinical status of patients referred
  • Completes clinical documentation according to policies and procedures (CDHC and DHHS 206 regulations)
  • Work with primary care team to treat and manage patients with chronic emotional and/or mental health problems
  • Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and the development of relapse plans to prevent further psychological or physical complications
  • Attend and participate in required meeting and activities
  • Serve as a trustworthy member of the Behavioral Health Team
  • Abide by State and Federal guidelines as it pertains to code of ethics, code of conduct, billing submission and therapeutic relationships
  • Work diligently and professionally with internal and external partners
  • Work effectively and efficiently with the adolescent population, their families and other identified members
  • Comfortable with use of Windows operating system ( Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Education : Master’s Degree Required
  • Licensure : Licensed as a Mental Health Therapist in the State of Nebraska (LIMHP,LMHP,)
  • Experience : 4 plus years of experience working with youth, adults and or families in a therapeutic environment
  • Expertise : Working knowledge of evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions. Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions. High level of comfort in working with primary care medical providers using a consultative style. Ability to work through brief patient contacts, including via telephone and teleconferencing. Good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology. Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected mental and behavioral conditions. Ability to design effective psycho-education curricula and lead effective psycho-education classes. Ability to train and teach effective behavioral health interventions. Ability to work effectively as a team, interfacing with patients, primary care providers, consulting psychiatrist and mental health specialists, as well as with administrative and support staff. Ability to effectively represent CDHC’s interests in the community and maintain effective working relationships among co-workers, public, private, and professional groups. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Language : English
  • Work Hours : Combination of Traditional and Non- Traditional Hours (Weekend and late evenings)
  • Travel : Locally, intrastate, and interstate, as necessary
  • Physical : Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with special challenges to perform these essential functions

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