Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
For nearly 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients.
It’s an exciting time for FHCHC. We are growing and looking for great talent to join us! If you are a passionate, caring professional interested in improving the health of our community, we’d like to know more about you.
Additionally, HRSA’S Bureau of Health Workforce has launched a new program – the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) – to expand support to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The program provides up to $250,000 to eligible health professionals, including SUD counselors and behavioral health paraprofessionals, in exchange for a six-year full-time service commitment.
FHCHC has been approved as a STAR LRP facility. Deadline to apply is July 22, 2021.
Fair Haven Community Health Care Inc.
FHCHC is a forward-thinking, dynamic, and exciting community health center that provides care for multiple generations at nearly 80,000 office visits in 14 locations. Overseen by a Board of Directors, the majority of whom are patients themselves, we are proud to offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services, as well as evidence-based patient programs to educate patients in healthy lifestyle choices. As we grow and are able to bring high-quality health care to more areas that need access, we continue to put our patients first in everything we do. The mission of FHCHC is “To improve the health and social well-being of the communities we serve through equitable, high quality, patient-centered care that is culturally responsive.”
This is a unique and exciting opportunity as FHCHC is about to double its current pediatric patients by virtue of a novel collaboration with its local academic health center. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental care, regardless of ability to pay.
Responsible for providing behavioral (BH) health care to children and adolescents in an integrated community health clinic. Will provide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment to children and their families. Will provide treatment including individual, and/or group therapy and brief substance abuse counseling for children and adolescents, and/or family therapy for families, at FHCHC, or will provide appropriate referrals to other community child and adolescent BH providers.
Duties and responsibilities
- Provide mental and BH treatment to children and adolescents in an integrated community healthcare clinic
- Evaluate and diagnose mental, emotional, developmental and behavioral diﬃculties in children, as well as family dysfunction based on clinical standards of practice
- Work in close partnership with the primary care clinical teams
- Conduct patient screening using standardized tools
- Formulate treatment plans and reviews
- Provide treatment, including individual, group, and/or family therapy, and some substance abuse counseling when necessary
- Provide acute triage services to the primary care clinical teams
- Report to DCF when necessary if neglect or abuse is suspected
- Provide clinical services that are strength based and client centered to children and their families.
- Coordinate with other clinical and social service providers, care coordinators, and patient navigators
- Document all aspects of clinical care in the EHR and in a timely manner
- Participate in professional activities such as: continuing education activities, clinical conferences, meetings with representatives of community groups when required to do so
- Ensure patient conﬁdentiality at all times
- Perform other necessary duties as required by FHCHC to achieve the goal of providing high quality health care
- Training, knowledge and ability to independently carry out all the above duties
- Experience in providing clinical services to children and adolescents
- Strong knowledge base of medical terminology/procedures for work in an integrated healthcare clinic desired
- Previous experience in health care setting, ideally in an integrated outpatient setting desired
- Ability to work in a high energy, fast paced environment and maintain a professional demeanor and attitude
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with patients, their families, internal and external staff
- At least a Master’s degree (M.A., M.F.T., M.S.W.) plus 3-5 years related experience
- Must be licensed in CT or eligible for CT State Licensure (PsyD/PhD, LCSW, LMFT, LPC)
- Bilingual – oral and written ﬂuency in both English & Spanish required
Category III—Low Risk Position
Generally works in an oﬃce environment with no exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer, pulling medical records,
Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditions
Manual Dexterity Required: Ability to use a keyboard, telephone.
American with Disabilities Requirements:
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.