Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Community Health Center - McDowell

Department: FQHC Clinic - McDowell

Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Days

The Therapist works with an interdisciplinary team providing behavioral health consultation and services to patients and their families currently receiving primary care services with the patient-centered medical home model. This position coordinates, monitors, and provides direct services in the community, including professional counseling services, assessments, case management, support, and crisis interventions. This includes, but is not limited to screenings, assessments, cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive enhancement therapy, supportive therapy, motivational interviewing, substance abuse, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma-informed care, and other modalities.
The McDowell Health Center is part of Valleywise Health’s larger network of federally qualified health centers that focus on providing access to care to those members of the community that need it most. The McDowell clinic prides itself in providing a healing, supportive and collaborative environment, while providing equitable care to our patients. If you have a desire to work for an organization that provides care to individuals regardless of their ability to pay, and have a desire to work with members of the community who need access to care, then Valleywise Health’s McDowell Health Center is the place for you. The McDowell Health Center is centrally located in the Parson’s Center for Health & Wellness.
Valleywise Health-McDowell clinic is the hub of Valleywise Health’s HIV services. It provides care to those seeking HIV prevention, testing, and care. It also provides treatment for those living with hepatitis C and, like the rest of Valleywise Health, is a safe location for members of the LGBTQ+ community to receive care. Clinical resource leaders and nurses are required to get their HIV certification after hire.
What can you expect from Valleywise Health?
  • You can expect to be part of an amazing team of caring health care professionals.
  • You can expect a great onboarding and training experience.
  • You can expect a market competitive salary and incredible retirement benefits with a dollar-for-dollar employer matching contribution as part of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
  • You can expect competitive health and voluntary benefits.
  • So if you are interested in making a difference in the community, providing excellent care as part of an amazing team, and working in a supportive environment, apply today and join us at Valleywise Health Community Health Center McDowell.
Annual Salary Range: $68,307.20 - $100,755.20  
Hybrid Schedule: Flexible    
  • Requires a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible mental health psychotherapy-related experience that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Prefer prior experience working in an integrated health care program or conducting mental health assessments and treatments and family support.
Specialized Training:
  • Prefer specialized training in chemical dependency assessment and treatment.
  • Must be licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
  • Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid AZ issued driver's license in good standing, and must carry the AZ legally required minimum insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times.
  • Must obtain fingerprint clearance card as defined in Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) 36-425.03 and state licensing rule R9-10-1011(A)(4) within 90 days of employment.
  • Requires BLS through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center.  
  • Prefer licensure as a Clinical Supervisor as issued by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Requires knowledge of chemical dependency and mental health and ability to facilitate individual, and family group counseling sessions with a dually diagnosed population.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, and speak effectively in English, including professional-level usage of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred. 
  • Requires the expertise of individual, group, and family psychotherapy models.
  • Knowledge of evidence-supported practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive enhancement therapy, supportive therapy and motivational interviewing, substance abuse, trauma-informed care, and other modalities specific to integrated care settings.
  • Must be approachable, people-oriented, and a good listener.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be able to develop, implement and maintain policies and processes.
  • Requires the ability to be a creative, independent thinker.
  • Must exhibit a high degree of professionalism, customer service, and enthusiasm.
  • Must possess solid analytical and problem-solving skills.

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