Behavioral Health Specialist

Behavioral Health Specialist

Job Code:  P9749


Job Summary

GSM's Behavioral Health Specialist provides active individualized and/or group therapy in a primary care setting which includes urgent mental health crisis intervention, chronic counseling, and community resources to manage patients' social needs. Behavioral Health Specialist will also provide continuous training and mentoring to clinic staff, providing community resources related and updated emotional and behavioral interventions.



• Responsible for the face to face assessment and coordination of the psychosocial needs of the patient and family.
• Provides various care coordination activities in collaboration with the member's primary care physician, specialist physician, UM staff, disease management staff, medical case manager, mental health professionals, public agencies, and other providers as required.
• Coordinates and provides short-term and chronic care counseling with goal focused interventions including patients and families that are age and developmentally appropriate.
• Collaborates with Case Managers in managing members with behavioral illness diagnoses. Case management includes ongoing assessment of health needs, individualized care plans, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of outcomes.
• Provides leadership and direction to ensure appropriate follow-through, reporting an documentation for the members.



• Primary resource for medical coding updates and information.
• Provides advice on coding issues and researches procedures.
• Reviews coding procedure coverage with the state and implements accordingly.
• Maintains and updates HIPAA Code Workgroup.
• Maintains a library of code books and relevant resources for the department.


Required License

• Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Must be Certified to practice in specific State


Required Education

Master's Degree in Social Work


Required Experience

• 3+ years social work experience.
• Must have experience in a clinical setting with a working knowledge of a variety of medical concerns as well as mental health and chemical dependency treatment.


Preferred Experience

• Experience in discharge planning, home health or transitional care.
• Knowledge of social support systems and resources.
• Knowledge of NCQA requirements related to behavioral health conditions
• Knowledge of EPIC electronic medical records


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