Requisition Number: FAMPR-BEHCP-S-08-2020-02
Job Title: Behavioral Health Consultant
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: $57,000- $60,000

Behavioral Health Consultant

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Description/Job Summary

Family Practice & Counseling Network, a federally qualified health center, is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Psychologist to function as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) for our new COVID prevention site.

The BHC will work out of the prevention site as well as the Health centers. The BHC functions as part of the primary care treatment team and provides behavioral health consultation, assessment and brief intervention to all patients in the primary care setting. The BHC will administer and review screenings and assessment tools to identify psychosocial, psychological and developmental struggles. It is the role of the BHC to advocate for all patients and to connect patients and families to community resources as needed. The BHC will uphold the health center mission by assuring the delivery of high quality clinical services that result in better health outcomes, strong consumer satisfaction.


  1. Brief Consultations – Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental health disorders and psychosocial struggles within the primary care setting.
  2. Assess the clinical status of patients referred by primary care providers.
  3. Provide options counseling and referral to prenatal care as needed.
  4. Collaborate/consult with Nurse Practitioners & other clinical staff regarding all patients seen by Behavioral Health Consultant.
  5. Work closely with Providers at the site to identify at risk patients and collaboratively develop plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
  6. Crisis Intervention – Be immediately available to the Family Practice and Counseling Network staff during working hours in the event of any psychiatric emergency.
  7. Coordinate care of patients with medical/social work/outpatient and outreach staff to treat and manage patients’ chronic emotional and/or health struggles efficiently and effectively.
  8. Refer patients to other levels of care or additional services as needed.
  9. Participate in monthly clinical supervision with IBH Director.
  10. Participate in monthly clinical/administrative group supervision within Integrated Behavioral Health Department.
  11. Attend and participate in team meetings, case conferences and interdisciplinary work groups/huddles as scheduled within primary care/behavioral health departments.
  12. Ability and cooperation to provide BHC coverage at other clinic sites as needed and requested by Director.
  13. Maintain competencies in mental health as required by all licensing and funding entities; maintain PA license to practice.
  14. Charting - Utilize electronic medical record to document all patient interactions and complete all charting required by contracted funding sources to include assessments, progress notes and billing in a timely fashion.
  15. Productivity – Meet productivity standards as established by the corporation.
  16. Member of Family Practice and Counseling Network’s Multi-disciplinary Team- Attend and participate in meetings and quality improvement activities as required.
  17. Respond to patient or co-worker complaints and work toward a positive resolution of any dispute.
  18. Serve as a member of site committees as requested.
  19. Participate in evaluation of peers and support staff when requested.
  20. Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Required Experience

1 year experience prefered

Required Education

Master's degree in social work or Ph.D/Psy.D in psychology  

Required Qualifications

  • Licsenced Clinical Social (LCSW)
  • Licensed Psychologist (Psy.D. or Ph.D.)
  • Demonstrates good time management skills and follow through.
  • Ability to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner
  • Ability to create a space for staff and those we serve to feel physically and emotionally safe.
  • Ability to support individuals on their paths to recovery and healing and resist re-traumatization of staff and patients

Program Summary

Who is FPCN?

Family Practice and Counseling Network, a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of community health centers providing comprehensive primary care, dental and behavioral health services. The Network consists of four health centers in Philadelphia – Abbottsford-Falls Family Practice & Counseling in the Northwest, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University in the North, the Health Annex in the Southwest, and Annex West Philly housed in Action Wellness (formerly Action AIDS); and a convenient care clinic in Philadelphia – Fast Family Care. Today the Network serves more than 23,000 patients annually and is an NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Home.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.