The Behavioral Health Specialist is key resource for Care Teams across a region of Oak Street Health primary clinics. 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 Specialist 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.
Provide short-term counseling and evidence-based treatments
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
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
Access to a vehicle daily for floating between our Bronzeville and Englewood clinic locations
US work authorization
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
Why does Oak Street Health offer all of these benefits? Because we know what it takes to deliver the highest level of care, and our team deserves the best resources to succeed and enjoy their work. In return, we expect the best out of co-workers.
Oak Street Health is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested readers to apply to oakstreethealth.com/careers
Oak Street Health is a network of value-based neighborhood primary care centers throughout the Midwest. Oak Street operates an innovative model that drives patient engagement, improves health outcomes, and manages medical costs for the older adult population. In this virtuous cycle: every dollar saved is another dollar we can reinvest to improve patient care. Our model supports our social mission of improving the health and happiness of our patients and the community.