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Position Description – Therapist, LCSW/LMSW
BOARD APPROVED: 11/19/2014 as Specialty Behavioral Health Provider, 9/9/2015, 10/12/2016, 12/20/2017, 12/19/2018
REPORTS TO: Behavioral Health Program Coordinator
DUAL SUPERVISOR PERSONNEL COLLABORATOR: Chief Operations Officer (COO) and/or Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
DIVISION: Clinical Patient Care

JOB SUMMARY: A full-time licensed behavioral health provider (prefer an LCSW degree) that provides behavioral health counseling to HOPE patients. The (SBHP) will assess clients and provide them treatment utilizing a variety of evidence-based counseling/therapy techniques to help guide and support optimal health functioning in each client’s life. The program serves predominantly clients who exhibit mild to moderate symptoms of behavioral health disorders such as Depression and/or Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and general mental health concerns, as well as persons who exhibit symptoms of substance use disorders. The term Specialty Behavioral Health Provider is used to distinguish these duties from those of the Behavioral Health Consultant. (This position was formerly referred to as Mental Health Provider).




A. Provide screenings and initial behavioral health assessments;
B. Provide short-term, structured, evidence-based psychotherapy (individual, family, and group) as part of a comprehensive integrated treatment plan in accordance with FQHC and State requirements;
C. Input behavioral health goals, objectives, and interventions into integrated treatment plans;
D. Attend treatment team meetings and coordinate care with the Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, Behavioral Health Consultant, and HOPE’s primary care providers to improve health outcomes;
E. Participate in clinical supervision with the Behavioral Health Program Coordinator and COO;
F. Facilitate referrals for other services (e.g. substance abuse treatment centers, community mental health centers, etc.) as needed;
G. Serve on such committees as directed by senior management;
H. Provide crisis intervention services as needed;
I. Maintain accurate and timely records of activities and services;
J. Assure the security and confidentiality of all protected health information as required by state and federal law;
K. Provide regular, written reports to the Behavioral Health Program Coordinator (or COO/CEO) and additional reports as assigned.


A. Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, COO, or CEO.


A. Off-site work is required occasionally.
B. This position does have the option to complete various job tasks off-site with prior approval from supervisor. Such tasks may include, but are not limited to the following: chart documentation, phone consults, conference calls, etc.
C. Employees who participate in off-site work are required to have a confidential designated workspace when completing job tasks.
D. Team Leaders will review each employee’s off-site work classification and details during date of hire, at the employee’s annual review, and as needed throughout the year.




A. Experience working in the medical social work or community mental health field;
B. Knowledge of Behavioral Health Integration in the community healthcare system;
C. Knowledge of federal, state, and county regulations for FQHC’s;
D. Oral and written fluency in English and in Spanish;
E. Experience working with children and families.


A. Operate a motor vehicle with current Class D driver’s license. Operate a personal computer and calculator;
B. Problem Solving: Frequent problems arise in this position that are outside established policies or bodies of knowledge calling for high-level skills in problem solving;
C. Decision Making: Frequent situations arise in this position calling for careful and analytical judgment;
D. Interpersonal: Must interact with employees, Board of Directors, governmental officials, and the public;
E. Working Conditions: Works in well-lighted, climate-controlled building. May be subjected to appearance in less than desirable environment and travel in adverse weather conditions. May be exposed to body fluids;
F. Physical Requirements: Requires sufficient visual acuity to be able to read and write and operate equipment common to this position. Required to read, write and speak English with the ability to speak a foreign language helpful. Requires sufficient hearing level to be able to effectively communicate with people directly or by telephone. Occasionally lift items weighing up to 25 pounds.



This job description is in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (May 1995)

If you are interested in applying for a position below please download the online application,

 fill it out COMPLETELY and ACCURATELY, then submit it to the health center by emailing it,

along with your complete resume, to


For more information | 615-644-2000 ext. 472
E-mail application and resume to Miranda Connor, Director of HR

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