POSITION TITLE: Behavioral Health Clinician, School Services
DEPARTMENT: Behavioral Health
REPORTS TO: Behavioral Health Manager, School Services
Established in 2023, CommuniCare+OLE is the result of a union of two
health centers with a deep roots in their respective communities and
reputations for providing high-quality primary care to all, regardless
of insurance or ability to pay: OLE Health of Napa and Solano Counties
and CommuniCare Health Centers of Yolo County. Building on a legacy
established by both organizations in 1972, CommuniCare+OLE is a network
of federally-qualified health centers with 17 sites across Napa, Solano,
and Yolo Counties. It offers comprehensive care, including medical,
dental, behavioral health and substance use treatment, nutrition,
optometry, pharmacy, care coordination, referrals, and enrollment
assistance to more than 70,000 individuals, and no one is turned away
due to lack of insurance, immigration status, or ability to pay. Many
services are offered outside of its sites, including mobile health, home
visiting, and community and school-based programs.
The following statements are intended to describe the major
elements and requirements of the position and should not be taken as an
all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of
individuals assigned to this job.
JOB SUMMARY: BH Clinician in School Services provides mental
health and supportive services to students and families in Woodland
Joint Unified School District. Services include individual and group
psychotherapy, immersion, and collaboration with various school sites.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING
SECTION I: PERFORMANCE ACCOUNTABILITY
KNOWLEDGE OF WORK
1. Effectively utilize measurement-based care practices to
determine client progress, wellness and risk factors; collect required
departmental pre/mid/post health screenings (e.g., PHQA, CANS).
2. Ability to address a wide range of mental health conditions,
utilize a variety of assessment tools, facilitate diagnostic evaluations
and treatment interventions to address client needs, goals, and
3. Competently deliver therapy services to students and families with client goals being at the center of care.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide in-person and telehealth services including assessment,
triage, crisis support, and individual and/or group therapy for students
experiencing a range of mental health symptoms in a trauma-informed and
culturally responsive manner.
2. Collaborate with school staff, WJUSD, and Yolo County Health and
Human Services Mental Health to provide and coordinate care, including
substance use disorders and level of care changes.
3. Independently manage complex caseload at various school
locations throughout WJUSD which includes coordination with staff,
travel between school sites, and service and support to students and
4. Complete clinical documentation within 48 hours of services in
accordance with working hours, all documentation must comply with
Medi-Cal, Beacon Health guidelines. Participate in peer chart reviews
and other quality improvement efforts.
5. Available for in-person and video-based crisis, triage, and consultation during and after school hours.
6. Complies with established department policies and procedures,
objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and
patient service standards.
7. Based on the individualized student assessment, develops a
treatment plan of provision of services in collaboration with the client
and includes measurable goals.
8. Identifies referral needs. If needed, makes referrals for more intensive psychological or psychiatric services.
9. Refers students with apparent need for psychotropic medication
to primary care provider and/or psychiatrist where appropriate.
10. Participates in integrated system of care, staff meetings, case
review, consultation/supervision sessions and other forums as required.
11. Conducts all work within generally accepted standards and
ethical guidelines of the social work or counseling professions. Seeks
out guidance from School Services Supervisor/Youth and Family Services
Manager when questions or concerns arise.
12. As safe and appropriate to do so, transport clients or support with transportation arrangements.
13. Creates a supportive discharge process, in collaboration with student and school/district staff.
14. Other duties as assigned.
INITIATIVE AND JUDGMENT/ATTENDANCE AND RELIABILITY
1. Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with
resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops
innovative approaches and ideas.
2. Executes on assignments in a timely manner and proactively seeks clarification or direction
3. Maintains high level of external and internal professionalism.
Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure;
treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status
or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on
4. Accepts constructive criticism in a positive manner
5. Adheres to attendance and punctuality requirements per health
center policy. Provides proper notification for absences and tardiness.
Takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences or tardiness
6. Observes all health center and departmental policies governing
conduct while at work (e.g., telephone and computer use, electronic
messaging, smoking regulations, parking, breaks and other related
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