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Behavioral Health Consultant

Posting ID 114972
Department Psychiatry/Carver College of Medicine
Jobcode Behavioral Health Consultant
Working Title Behavioral Health Consultant
Details

This is an hourly position.

Basic Function and Responsibility

Assist in program development and therapeutic interventions for adults with mental illnesses on an inpatient psychiatric unit.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop programs by organizing group activities incorporating therapeutic strategies, and coordinating with other professionals. Programming will include small group activities to engage patients and staff in therapeutic programming.
  • Perform coaching of staff on the unit (e.g., motivational, health) with supervision. Provide materials to staff on the unit to help with generalization of programming and therapeutic techniques.
  • Assure quality in program delivery by exploring evidence based practices including Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to implement programming with a wide variety of patients.
  • Manages patient information, including writing daily progress notes for patient’s chart as appropriate.
  • Assists in coordinating and providing training to family members and care providers as appropriate. This may include teaching specific skills or behavior strategies that were helpful for an individual patient
  • Assists in the creation of training materials and conducting training as appropriate.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, psychology or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and training.

Required:

  • Experience working with adults with mental illnesses.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; including demonstrated positive interpersonal skills and experience leading and/or participating as a member of work teams and groups.
  • Proficiency in computer software applications, including demonstrated experience using email, spreadsheet and word processing programs and using the internet for conducting research and locating resources.
  • Demonstrated experience promoting a diverse workforce/academic environment

Desirable:

  • Experience with program development or education/training for patients and staff
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations is desired.

Contact KELLY VINQUIST
Email: kelly-vinquist@uiowa.edu
Application Instructions Please email your resume.
Ad Start Date 10/19/2018
Ad End Date 11/30/2018