Planned Parenthood Behavioral Health Specialist, Unlicensed in North, California


Planned Parenthood Northern California

Behavioral Health Specialist, Unlicensed

Vallejo and Fairfield, CA

Planned Parenthood Northern California (PPNorCal) is currently seeking an full-time Behavioral Health Specialist, Unlicensed to serve our clients at our Vallejo and Fairfield Health Centers. Integrated behavioral health services ensure that our clients receive timely access to clinically appropriate behavioral health care and/or specialty mental health care services as needed. The behavioral health specialist is responsible for maintaining an integrated service delivery system within their health center and managing the mild to moderate behavioral health needs of clients seeking support. The Behavioral Health Specialist reports to the Director of Behavioral Health and is an integral part of the Client Services department.

This is a non-exempt, full-time position working 40 hours per week (24 hours in our Vallejo Health Center and 16 hours per week at our Fairfield Health Center) including evenings and Saturdays as needed. Salary is $21.00/hr - $25.00/hr + bilingual pay differential if qualified plus a benefits package that includes Medical Insurance, ETO and 403B!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please combine your cover letter and resume into one document and attach as a "resume" when applying for this position.

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


  • Provide brief psychosocial assessments in warm hand-off situations in an effort to identify and address mental and behavioral conditions that will impact a client’s physical or mental health either immediately or over time.

  • Utilize targeted intervention strategies to address identified stressors and deficits; such strategies may include behavioral medicine and evidence based treatments for medical and mental health conditions, CBT, solution-focused counseling and Motivational Interviewing.

  • Design and implement a multidisciplinary treatment and/or follow-up plan.

  • Assess client safety and risks and report according to California legal mandates.

  • Manage voicemail and referrals from in-house, primary care providers and contracted health plans.

  • Schedule consultation, follow-up and on-going appointments per contractual and regulatory requirements pertaining to appointment access.

  • Participate in consultation and co-management with primary care providers in the treatment of medical and mental health conditions in shared clients, per contractual and regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain a thorough treatment record in EHR.

  • Maintain job knowledge and skills by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing professional networks and participating in professional societies.

  • Attend clinical supervision in accordance with BBS regulations for MFT interns. Minimum requirement: two hours, twice per week.


  • Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology or family therapy (MFT) and registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an intern is required. Experience in a community clinic and in reproductive health care is desirable.

  • Commitment to working with low-income and culturally-diverse clients with an emphasis on prevention and empowerment.

  • Reliable transportation or automobile transportation with a valid California Drivers License and Insureance required.

  • Ability to maintain focus on immediate high risk areas and provide referrals as needed.

  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with all clients.

  • Ability to deal with non-verbal communication effectively.

  • Ability to maintain strong personal boundaries.

  • Dedication to quality healthcare & excellent customer service.

  • Ability to employ creative problem solving skills with limited resources.

  • Ability to work in a busy environment, often under pressure, without compromising accuracy, attention to detail, and courtesy to clients and staff.

  • Ability to handle communication problems with other staff and managers directly, constructively, and with sensitivity.

  • Ability to represent the organization with professionalism.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Planned Parenthood Northern California is an equal opportunity employer and works affirmatively to include diversity among its staff and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex/gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, income, marital status or any other irrelevant dimension of diversity. PP NorCal values collaboration between employees of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Location: CA - North

Activation Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Expiration Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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