Behavioral Health Specialist - Licensed Clinical Social Worker/LCPC
Company: Oak Street Health
Title: Behavioral Health Specialist - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location: 1715 E. 95th St., Chicago, IL 60617
Salary: $55,000 to $89,000*
*Does not include additional forms of compensation including bonuses, overtime, etc.
Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing company of primary care centers for adults on Medicare in medically-underserved communities where there is little to no quality healthcare. Oak Street’s care is based on an entirely new model that is based on value for its patients, not on volume of services. The company is accountable for its patients’ health, spending more than twice as long with its patients and taking on the risks and costs of their care. For more information, visit http://www.oakstreethealth.com.
The Behavioral Health Specialist is a key resource for Care Teams across a group of centers. S/he is responsible for coordinating and supporting behavioral healthcare for our patients, in collaboration with Care Teams and a psychiatric consultant. The Behavioral Health Social Worker will assess the needs of patients, make referrals to appropriate behavioral health resources and specialists, and provide short-term counseling and evidence-based treatments as indicated.
Collaborate with the primary care teams to identify appropriate patients to refer into the Oak Street Behavioral Health program
Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance use disorders
Develop care plans and provide or facilitate referrals to Oak Street’s psychiatric consultant and/or external resources
Provide short-term counseling and evidence-based treatments
Coordinate care with Oak Street’s psychiatric consultant, including warm hand offs for telehealth visits and collaboration on care plans
Develop relationships with primary care teams and consistently communicate changes in behavioral health care plans
Accurate and timely documentation of patient encounters and counseling sessions in Oak Street’s electronic medical record
Participate in regional and organizational efforts to advance Oak Street’s Behavioral Health program through workshops, feedback sessions and surveys
Other duties, as assigned
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for motivated, experienced licensed clinical social workers with:
A problem-solving orientation and a flexible and positive attitude
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
Experience and passion for working with behavioral health conditions
Enthusiasm for working with older adults
Comfort supporting patients with co-occurring behavioral health and substance abuse issues
Experience with screening for common mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/or substance use disorders
Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders
Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for common mental health disorders
Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation)
Proficient PC skills
US work authorization
Experience working in senior assisted living, nursing, or supportive living buildings, is a plus
Access to reliable transportation, as this person will need to work in various centers
Someone who embodies being “Oaky”. What it means to be OAKY:
Creating an unmatched patient experience
Driving clinical excellence
Taking ownership and driving for results
Radiating positive energy
Assuming good intentions
Why Oak Street?
Oak Street Health offers our coworkers advantages that can’t be found in other clinical workplaces, including:
The opportunity to be part of a hyper-growth company, focused on changing the future of healthcare.
Paid vacation/sick time, retirement options, as well as health, vision and dental benefits
Brand new, beautiful working environment
High levels of responsibility and rapid advancement
Supportive and fun culture
Opportunity to be at the forefront of a revolution in healthcare
Oak Street Health is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested readers to apply to oakstreethealth.com/careers