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School Based Counselor

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:
The School Based Counselor provides behavioral health services within a multidisciplinary primary care medical team. The SBC works with the other health care providers at their clinic to identify and manage patients with mental health, substance use, and health behavior concerns. Activities include the provision of evidence-based behavioral interventions, real-time consultation with providers, and brief behavioral health assessments. The therapist works in partnership with other team members to increase patient access to behavioral health and substance abuse services. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide behavioral health care including diagnostic evaluation, psychotherapy and case management services to children and adolescents in a school based clinic setting. Modalities include individual, family and group psychotherapy. Provide behavioral health treatment to children and adolescents experiencing symptoms that interfere with their academic progress and social/emotional functioning in the school or home environment.
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation in the patients medical record including initial intake, diagnosis, treatment plan and progress notes. Maintain patient electronic medical charts in accordance with the organizations policies and procedures.
  • Communicate and consult regularly with multidisciplinary team of School Based Health Clinic providers regarding patients progress and to development of appropriate treatment plan for the patient. Attend and participate in all required meetings including clinical consultations.
  • Work closely with school staff including teachers, administrators and school counselors to improve academic performance of students. Provide groups and classes to the school community regarding social and emotional health. Adhere to evidence based practice standards and quality metrics.
  • Train other program personnel as necessary in treatment protocols, evidenced based practice and treatment plan development.
  • Provide high quality, culturally-sensitive health services that are in line with organizational productivity expectations.
  • Provide brief behavioral health assessment and intervention services for patients across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults) who present with a broad range of psychopathology, substance misuse, and health compromising behaviors contributing to chronic medical conditions.
  • Maintain a balance of same-day access to BH services, and a caseload of scheduled follow up patients.
  • Support PCPs and consulting psychiatric providers with regard to psychiatric medications, including basic patient education and helping to monitor adherence, side effects and effectiveness.
  • Work with the primary care team to refer patients to community mental health centers when appropriate, and support patients during transition.
  • Facilitate time-limited behavioral therapy groups, including psycho-education and skill-building.
  • Work in cooperation with other behavioral health staff, including peer consultation and information sharing.
  • Work with clinic reception and other support staff to maximize patient access to behavioral health services.
  • Coordinate care with staff at community mental health centers to facilitate exchange of information on services and shared patients.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Bellevue , School Based Counselor, Other , Bellevue, Washington

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