Behavioral Health Specialist
The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide screening, assessment, and therapy services to patients in the primary care setting who have mental health concerns. Identified community locations include Palm Center and several Texas Children’s Pediatrics (TCP) Community Cares sites.
The licensed behavioral health clinician will work within the integrated primary care setting alongside pediatric primary care providers. The role of the behavioral health clinician is to provide evidence-based psychotherapeutic services to pediatric practice patient members in person or via Telehealth, ensuring optimal member outcomes that address quality, service, customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness. This clinician will also support screening efforts and identification of patients to receive intervention and/or referrals for behavioral healthcare. At Palm Center, this clinician will provide broad-based screening, diagnostic assessment, and intervention services for common pediatric mental health concerns. As part of the Rebuild Texas program, this clinician will partner with primary care providers and a licensed psychologist to provide intervention related to depression and suicide prevention.
- Screening and diagnostic assessments, curbside consultations with pediatricians and learners, and brief interventions for anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior
- Partnership with one of our current faculty Psychologist to integrate screening and brief interventions for depression in TCP Community Cares sites
- Engage in multidisciplinary teams, collaborate with other professionals, and provide consultation to care partners.
- Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
- No experience required.
- Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
- Two years of clinical experience in a medical or behavioral health setting.
- Texas State Medicaid Credentialing.
- Fluency in English and Spanish.
- Knowledge of evidence based assessment of pediatric behavioral
health disorders, Parent Behavior
and members of the community.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.