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School-Based Mental Health Specialist/LCSW, LCMHC, LPA

240 NC-105 Extension #100, Boone, NC 28607, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

HCCH clinics participate in the National Health Service Corps loan repayment program Our clinics are located in the mountains of western North Carolina. All of our clinics are within two hours of Charlotte and minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway. This area offers ample opportunities for snow skiing and snowboarding, hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking. This position may have the option of being hired as an 11-month employee or a 12-month employee. Details to be discussed during the interview process.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The School-Based Behavioral Health Specialist (SBBHS) is responsible for providing and coordinating behavioral health care for patients at High Country Community Health (HCCH), a fully integrated primary care setting. Services may be provided in a clinic or in a school-based setting, but primarily based in Watauga County. This clinician provides evidence-based behavioral health assessment and treatment services to referred patients, predominantly children and adolescents. The clinician monitors symptoms and response to treatment, and works closely/collaborates with the primary care provider, educational system, school staff, consulting psychiatrist/PMHNP, and resource specialist. There is also the opportunity to supervise graduate-level trainees, including doctoral students from the local university.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Assess strengths, weaknesses, and presenting problems through completion of assessment tools and intake screening interview
Uses assessment information to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan
Provide individual and family therapy, as well as consultation with caregivers and teachers related to patients’ needs
Collaborate with supervisor, school staff, medical provider and other treatment staff regarding observations and treatment interventions
Complete necessary documentation in accordance with service records requirements, Medicaid guidelines, and other insurance requirements
Creates, reviews, and modifies crisis plan as needed
Monitors, evaluates and records clients progress according to treatment plan



Independently licensed psychological associate, clinical social worker or clinical mental health counselor. Applicants should have experience treating children and adolescents. The candidate will possess experience working within a team-based, interdisciplinary treatment environment.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within integrated primary care and/or school- based treatment settings.

Effective written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to establish rapport quickly with a wide range of patients. 

Ability to work under supervision and collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team setting. Possess a pleasant, open attitude and a professional awareness of boundaries with patients, co-workers, and supervisors. 

Seek supervision and consultation as needed with peers and supervisors. 

Demonstrate an ongoing interest in learning. Competent computer usage. Desire to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population. 

Excellent working knowledge of DSM-5-TR diagnoses and evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions, 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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