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Behavioral Health Therapist-School Based Featured

  2019-12-17     Coplin Health Systems     483 Court St Elizabeth, WV     $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 year  


The behavioral health therapist operates as part of the primary care team for patients at Coplin Health Systems, offering recommendations regarding behavioral health interventions to primary care providers, conducting brief interventions requested by primary care providers, and providing behavioral health services, specifically in the local school setting.


  • Provides behavioral health services to patients, including scheduled and same day consultations.
  • Maintains a visible presence to primary care providers during clinic operating hours, and is available for brief consultative interactions with primary care providers throughout the day.
  • Provides primary care providers with same-day feedback on client encounters.
  • Performs brief, limited follow-up visits for selected patients.
  • Provides a range of services including screening for common conditions, risk assessments, and interventions related to chronic disease management programs.
  • Provides psycho-education for patients during individual and group visits.
  • Assists in the development of clinical pathway programs, group medical appointments, classes, and behavior focused practice protocols.
  • Maintains an up‑to‑date library of patient education materials for commonly seen problems.
  • Identifies, reviews, and modifies educational materials for literacy level and cultural appropriateness.
  • Triages patients with severe or high-risk behavioral problems to community resources for specialty services consistent with Coplin policies and procedures.
  • Presents the primary care-behavioral health model through networking and outreach to private and public programs and agencies, in order to establish effective linkages and resources.
  • Maintains clinical records and other necessary paperwork as required by Coplin’s policies and procedures.
  • Educates primary care providers in the basic principles of brief behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions and reinforces their use in the medical visit.
  • Supports collaboration of primary care providers and psychiatrists concerning medication protocols while staying within their scope of practice.
  • Provides assistance in capturing program evaluation and fidelity measures.
  • Attends clinic meetings, including all staff, primary care provider, clinic leadership, and clinic primary care-behavioral health committee meetings as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Competencies
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Facilitation
  • Analysis
  • Education
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Leadership Education (level and type) and Related Work Experience

A master’s degree in a social science field is required. A current and valid state license to practice behavioral health in the state of West Virginia, and good standing with all appropriate licensing agencies is preferred. The candidate must be working towards licensure for consideration for this position.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has NO supervisory responsibilities.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with frequent interruptions. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Employee works in well-lighted and ventilated office areas as well as clinical spaces (e.g., exam rooms). Employee has frequent contact with patients, family members, other employees, etc., and may be subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients and family members. Employee may be subjected to infectious or hazardous substances. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.


This is not an all-inclusive job description; therefore, management has the right to assign or reassign schedules, duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Conditions of Employment

Security and Background Requirements

If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all applicants. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security re-investigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

Department of Homeland Security

If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS.

Direct Deposit

All employees are required to have bi-weekly payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Other Requirements of Employment

  • 60-day probationary period is required.
  • Drug Screening is required. EEO Statement Coplin Health Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Coplin Health Systems complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Coplin Health Systems expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Coplin Health Systems’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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