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Kadlec Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW) - South Richland Primary Care in Richland, Washington


Kadlec Clinic has an exciting opportunity for a Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW) to join our growing South Richland Primary Care team located in Richland, Washington!

Shift Details: Full time, 1.0 FTE, Day Shift.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE Accredited School of Social Work, OR from a school in candidacy status by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

  • Licensure as an LICSW in the state of Washington

  • For those in a dedicated Chemical Dependency treatment program, a CADC is required, or 60 hours of approved continuing education units (CEUs) in diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders within one year of hire is required

  • 2 years Post Master's experience in a behavioral health treatment setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional experience in substance use treatment setting

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

As a Behavioral Health Consultant you will independently practice in an evaluation or treatment setting dedicated to evaluation and treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders. The BH LCSW will collaborate with patient/support system in evaluating, diagnosing patients utilizing current edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and/or providing specialized psychotherapy services as described in CPT to reduce and /or resolve symptoms of psychiatric and/or substance use disorders identified. Utilizing established approaches and standards the BH LCSW will complete assessment of patient risk to self and/or others, complete and implement risk reduction/mitigation plans to ensure patient and community safety. The BH LCSW incorporates evidence based approaches in psychotherapy including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the Recovery Model. The BH LCSW will demonstrate effectiveness in assessment and diagnosis, including crisis evaluations, individual, group and family psychotherapy and multi-modal treatment settings.

The BH LCSW will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities of advanced social work practice and shall perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination, reduces health disparities/barriers to care, and adheres to the NASW code of ethics, Standards of Practice (SOP), and the Kadlec mission.

  • Rapidly establish therapeutic rapport and alliance. Recognize barrier(s) to establishing rapport and alliance, adopt modifications in evaluation and psychotherapy interventions to effectively overcome the barrier(s)

  • Complete comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, identify chief complaint, appropriately assign DSM/ICD diagnosis and determine clinical level of care based on established criteria

  • Complete ASAM assessment, assign DSM/ICD substance use diagnosis and determine level of care based on established criteria

  • In approved practice locations of care/point of service incorporate best practice methodology consistently monitor for and assess patient risk for suicide and homicide. Develop suicide and homicide risk reduction/mitigation plans that reduce or eliminate this risk for patients and the community

  • Develop and implement recommendations and plan of psychotherapy based on chief complaint and/or diagnosis established

  • Identify and include biopsychosocial issues/conditions to support wellness and recovery into treatment plan and psychotherapy interventions. These will include providing directly or by referral for conditions including but not limited to vocation, social, education, safe residence/environment, access to physical health resources and other basic needs

  • Provide effective individual, family and group psychotherapy interventions relevant to the diagnoses established reducing or resolving chief complaint and other symptoms as appropriate to the location of care/point of service

  • Routinely obtain feedback from patients, family/support, and group members participating in psychotherapy of their perception of effectiveness of psychotherapy interventions and progress toward achieving therapeutic goals as defined in the treatment plan. Demonstrate effective flexibility in adapting to this feedback appropriately

  • Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with patients, family/support, and others involved in psychotherapy sessions; including group psychotherapy members. Effectively recognize dual relationships, seek supervision and manage them appropriately

  • Effectively establish relationships with other colleagues and disciplines within the location of care/point of service. Act as advocate for patients, family/support and community. Establish and communicate effective clinical ability and credibility in working with internal and external colleagues

  • Accurately document evaluations, assessments, recommendation/plan of treatment, psychotherapy service following all established and compliant requirements. Accurately select CPT code and complete charging process as appropriate to the location of care/point of service

  • Based on evaluation and progress in treatment appropriately assign or change level of care appropriately

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —


Our Mission

Provide safe compassionate care. We promise to answer the call of every person we serve; to know them, care for them and ease their way. We are committed to safety, compassion, respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence and collaboration.

About Us

Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare to the region by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec is proud to be part of Planetree (Planetree.org) and continues to be recognized nationally as a “Best in Class Employer”. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE. To learn more, click here: https://kadlec.jobs/about-us/

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 259068