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Location: Halifax
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: April 23, 2022

LCSW or LP Behavioral Health Specialist – RR
Title: LCSW or LP Behavioral Health Specialist – RR
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Roanoke Rapids
Behavioral Health Specialist
Rural Health Group is seeking (2) full-time Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) or Licensed Psychologists (LP) for positions in our outpatient primary care practices in the Roanoke Rapids area.
[For a map of our locations, please refer to “Directions to your provider” on our website,]

Please Note: We are NOT accepting LPC or LPA applicants at this time; LCAS application accepted only if also LCSW or LP.

One behaviorist will work primarily at our Rural Health Group at Roanoke Rapids – Pediatrics location. This provider will see primarily pediatric patients; being willing and able to see adult patients as well would be a plus. This provider will sometimes see patients whose regular PCPs are at other RHG locations; this may be done sometimes via telehealth.

One behaviorist will work at our RHG at Halifax Medical Specialists location (in Roanoke Rapids). This provider will see primarily adult patients; being willing and able to see pediatrics patients as well would be a plus.

Note – we also have an opening posted separately for our Henderson and Stovall locations (going to Stovall typically one day per week)

RHG is a premier provider of community-based healthcare in northeastern NC and a designated federally qualified health center (FQHC). We provide high-quality culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse and low-income populations through a myriad of clinical, medical, mental health, education and support services. We provide integrated behavioral health services to underserved patients currently receiving primary care, using a team-based approach. If serving in a challenging rural area on a dynamic healthcare team appeals to you, please explore our website to learn more about us and click “Apply Now” below to submit an application.

Provide age appropriate, culturally and linguistically competent comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment for mental health, substance abuse, and medical needs in the primary care setting
Provide direct services to patients which include screening, support, assessment, brief intervention, and referral as deemed appropriate
Provide psychoeducational information as appropriate for patients and/or family members or accompanying caregivers
Provide consultation and feedback to primary care providers
Provide training to RHG staff on specific behavioral health issues (e.g depression, mindfulness, health lifestyle, choices, anxiety, caregiver challenges)
Develop and maintain familiarity with MH/SA related psychopharmacology
Remain current and knowledgeable about local and regional resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment, developing collaborative relationships where possible
Remain current on basic FQHC funding rules and guidelines as it relates to behavioral health integrated care delivery of services
Participate in outreach educational activities in the community as assigned
Maintain a regular schedule at assigned clinics in collaboration with the treatment teams at each clinic that best accommodates their need
Maintain all necessary documentation and participate in ongoing dialogue about content, quality, and organization of BH progress notes, self-management goals, care plans, etc.
Participate in all RHG meetings and training as directed or assigned
Work collaboratively with colleagues in BH and Case Management services
Assist in identifying and developing new BH treatment opportunities for MH/SA patients when possible

Must demonstrate the Rural Health Group Core Competencies, which include:
Good judgment
Communication/Customer Service/Teamwork
Job-Specific Skill Set
Master’s degree in Social Work or doctoral degree in Psychology
Must be Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Psychologist or NC license eligible
Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LCAS) in addition to LCSW or LP is a plus
Minimum 2 years of experience and prior experience working within ethnically and culturally diverse families; clinical experience with medical professionals and integrated care strongly preferred
Ability to work independently, problem-solve, make decisions, organize tasks, and handle multiple priorities
Whether inexperienced or seasoned, seek supervision and consultation with peers and supervisors
Participate in regularly scheduled supervision
Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel; able to efficiently learn to use electronic health record system
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written format
Good organizational skills
Desire to work with an ethnically culturally diverse population in a rural setting, demonstrate cultural sensitivity
Possess a pleasant, open attitude and a professional awareness of boundaries with patients, providers, co-workers and supervisors
Interpersonal skills that facilitate productive and respectful interactions with co-workers of varying job classifications and with client families in a variety of settings
Demonstrate an ongoing interest in learning
Embrace the team concept; encourage and model healthy, productive team behavior
Valid NC Driver’s License, auto insurance, willing to accept travel assignments as needed.
Physical demands: Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, use computer keyboard and perform light lifting. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Moderate physical activity such as walking, traveling, and driving. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Competitive salary based on experience; benefit package includes Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, and 403(b) retirement plan. Position open until filled.

EOE. Federal and State Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screen required for all positions. Influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations are a condition of employment.

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