(5% sign on bonus with 2-Year commitment)
Circle the City is a rapidly growing non-profit dedicated to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Circle the City is designated by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a Federally Qualified Health Center. The service sites, located throughout Maricopa County, provide comprehensive primary care alongside fully integrated behavioral health and case management services to more than 10,000 individuals experiencing homelessness each year.
The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) position requires an independent license to practice in a health care setting, either PhD/PsyD licensed Psychologist or Masters prepared Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The BHC works in the primary care clinic as a regular team member and delivers brief, consultation-based services to patients and primary care providers (PCP). The BHC works with individuals, groups, and families, providing evidence based behavioral interventions for both mental and physical health conditions in patients of all ages. The individual in this position must be comfortable with a flexible schedule, able to complete at least ten patient visits per day, and adept in working closely with PCPs and other team members. Other required skills and duties are outlined below.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Support and closely coordinate behavioral health care with the patient’s primary care provider and, when appropriate,
other behavioral health providers.
• Completes assessment of patients to determine presence and extent of behavioral health issues and substance abuse,
documents assessment, and makes treatment recommendations based on assessment with input from others treating patient,
including SBIRT screenings and interventions.
• Monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or
• Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by PCPs, focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other
complications, and effectiveness of treatment.
• Provides counseling and support to individuals and families. This may include brief interventions (e.g. Behavioral
Activation, Problem Solving Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Interviewing), individual, family
or group counselling and/or coordinating referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity. This may
also include group facilitation.
• Complete all required documentation.
• Participate in regularly scheduled consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment
recommendations to the patient’s PCP. Attend other relevant meetings and trainings as required.
• Maintains strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals in line with local,
state and federal statutes and organizational policies.
• Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current
• Maintains current knowledge and skills of all computer programs being used in the agency.
• Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with clients, families, and other personnel.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
• Ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patient and other members of the care team.
• Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common behavioral health and/or substance use disorders, when
• Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common behavioral health and/or substance use disorders, when
• Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for common behavioral health disorders, when appropriate.
• Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g. Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Action), when
• Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems, objectives, electronic health records systems and computer
systems applications (MS Office, PowerPoint, Chrome etc.).
• Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem-solving and data driven decision-making.
• Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community.
• Master’s degree in Social Work or Doctorate in Psychology required.
• Must possess Arizona BBHE licensure (LCSW) or Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners licensure – other disciplines
will not be considered for this position.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
• Two years of experience working in the health care field.
• Current Arizona Department of Safety Clearance Card, or ability to secure one prior to start.
• Requires a current Arizona Driver’s License.
Occasionally means .25 to 2.5 hours per day
Frequently equates to – 2.5 to 5.5 hours per day
Continuously means >5.5 hours per day
Must be able to:
• Handle high levels or stress
• Sit frequently
• Lift or carry from 0 to 100 pounds occasionally
• Walk frequently
• Drive occasionally
• Bend or stoop frequently
• Use hands to push or pull occasionally
• Fine manipulation continuously
Circle the City is a Trauma Informed Organization
We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.