InterCare Careers

Behavioral Health Consultant (LMSW or LLMSW)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512210-702448
  • Job Location: Benton Harbor, MI
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: September 10, 2019
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Become part of a Migrant and Community Health Center, where you will have:

  • A passionate purpose
  • Do worthwhile work
  • Make a difference in people’s lives

InterCare is searching for a full-time Behavioral Health Consultant to join our team!

As part of the patient-centered health model (PCMH) at InterCare Community Health Network (ICHN), the Behavioral Health Consultant provides integrated behavioral health services to patients currently receiving primary care services. As a licensed clinician, the Behavioral Health Consultant will work in an integrated team-based model of care health consultation to improve patients’ psychosocial functioning and health.

At InterCare Community Health Network, we believe all people have the right to equal access to quality health care.


  • Provide consultation and assistance to medical providers on the management of behavioral health concerns in primary care and help implement the team-determined treatment plan.
  • Conduct brief screenings to evaluate the needs of adults, adolescents, and children for behavioral health intervention, case management, or ongoing mental health or addiction treatment. Provide referrals for more intensive services where appropriate.
  • Participate in ongoing training in behavioral health issues and provide consultation and training to primary care clinic staff in mental health and behavioral medicine topics including communication skills, brief interventions, counseling skills, medication use and misuse, substance abuse, wellness, rehabilitation, recovery and self-sufficiency.
  • Establish and maintain a current listing of community linkages to meet the needs of the target population. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with community providers. Initiate linkages, disseminate information and make referrals to the appropriate services as needed.
  • Conduct patient satisfaction surveys with patients receiving behavioral health services under the program. Also, participate in program model development and evaluation, and collect and compile data as required by program model leads.
  • Participate in regular multidisciplinary case conferences with medical providers as needed. Complete population health projects as assigned and panel-manage patients in collaboration with other behavioral health staff. 

Experience and Skills:

 General Development

  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and develop and maintain professional working relationships with site and administrative staff.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Possesses skills in motivation, self-direction, and punctuality.
  • Clinical experience with provision of mental health services in a community-based setting.
  • Knowledge of health information related to adults, adolescents and/or children.
  • Knowledge of, and experience working in, a primary care facility as a mental/behavioral health specialist preferred.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and keep team members updated on current project developments.
  • Remains flexible and calm while performing duties in stressful environments. Contributes to a positive and respectful workplace.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

 Professional and Technical Knowledge

  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the theory and practices of behavioral health integration, typically acquired through extensive practical experience in an integrated primary care environment and advanced learning through a master's degree in Social Work with LMSW or LLMSW licensure preferred or doctoral level degree program.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) consideration will be given based on previous behavioral health treatment experience.
  • CAADC Certification preferred, or expected to apply for CADDC development plan through MCBAP and obtain CAADC within years of employment.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of Joint Commission, PCMH, and IHI care coordination and integration standards.
  • Understands and consistently supports the uniform implementation of InterCare’s relevant clinical guidelines and organizational policies and procedures in assigned areas.
  • Focuses self and team members on functional outcomes for patients that improve quality of life and reduce unnecessary or inappropriate utilization of the health care system.

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to use clerical and numerical skills in preparing final drafts and documents from raw data
  • Ability to create letters, forms, documents, presentations
  • Ability to run reports, analyze and interpret data, assist in implementation and maintenance of HR systems

Communication Skills

  • Possesses a professional level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex concept in a clear effective manner
  • Possesses excellent cross cultural communication skills and the ability to communicate to staff members at all levels

This position requires a Masters Degree or PhD in Psychology or Social Work with a Michigan License as a Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Three or more years experience with knowledge in integrated health models including rapid functional analysis and the ability to work effectively and flexibly with patients and health professionals in a primary health setting.


InterCare Community Health Network is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Bangor, Michigan. We employ 400 medical and dental health professionals and support personnel at multiple locations. InterCare is a federally qualified health center dedicated to improving individual health and reducing health issues in communities that we serve. We pursue our vision through the delivery of a broad range of primary care services and by promoting open access for all. InterCare's main focus is on disease prevention, wellness, and regular and timely treatment of chronic conditions. We pride ourselves on excellent communications with our patients, and on a strong health education focus that helps our patients and their families become involved in their own health care.