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Behavioral Health Specialist

301 East Meeting Street, Morganton, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The Behavioral Health Specialist (BHS) is responsible for providing and coordinating behavioral
health care for patients at High Country Community Health (HCCH), a fully integrated primary
care setting.

This clinician provides evidence-based behavioral health assessment and treatment services to referred patients.

The clinician monitors symptoms and response to treatment, and works closely/collaborates with the primary care provider, consulting psychiatrist (as needed), and resource specialist to revise the treatment plan when patients are not improving.

The provider monitors patients closely for changes in severity of symptoms and medication side effects, educates patients about treatments/effects as needed, encourages treatment adherence, participates in caseload staffing with the inter-disciplinary treatment team, documents all encounters into electronic health record according to organizational policies, procedures and best practices, monitors outcomes, facilitates treatment referrals as needed, and completes relapse prevention plans with patients in remission of symptoms.

The provider will work closely with community partners to assist HCCH patients. There is also have the opportunity to supervise graduate-level trainees, including doctoral students from the local university.


  1. Independently licensed doctoral level psychologist, clinical social worker or clinical mental health counselor.

  2.  Applicants should have substance use treatment experience. 

  3. The candidate will possess experience working within a team-based, interdisciplinary treatment environment. The ideal candidate will have experience working within integrated primary care.

  4. Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  5.  Demonstrated ability to establish rapport quickly with a wide range of patients. 

  6. Ability to work under supervision and collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team setting. 

  7. Possess a pleasant, open attitude and a professional awareness of boundaries with patients, co-workers, and supervisors. 

  8. Seek supervision and consultation as needed with peers and supervisors. 

  9. Demonstrate an ongoing interest in learning. 

  10. Competent computer usage. 

  11. Desire to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population. 

  12. Excellent working knowledge of DSM 5 diagnoses and evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions, and behavioral and relationship challenges.

About the Company

"HCCH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HCCH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HCCH conducts background checks on all final candidates. Employment is contingent upon a clear background check or approval of the CEO"

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