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Behavioral Health Specialist (Guerneville, CA)

West County Health Centers provides comprehensive, quality and accessible health care services to the communities of Western Sonoma County. We are a cohesive team of health care providers, support staff and volunteers dedicated to wellness, compassion, affordability and excellence of care. We believe in non-judgmental and equal care for all members of our diverse community. Come and be a part of an amazing team!

Job description

West County Health Centers Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a national leader in transforming community health centers to patient-focused centers of care. WCHC has a consistent record and reputation of providing the highest standard of care within a community health care setting. WCHC provides access to comprehensive health care services at all our 8 community health center locations throughout West Sonoma County.

We have an immediate opening for a Behavioral Health Specialist as an integral part of the Healthcare for the Homeless Team. As an integral part of the Primary Care Team, you will:

  • Works with the HCH Primary Care team and other staff to provide assessment, intervention, and brief and ongoing, solution-focused interventions, including psychotherapy to patients with medical and behavioral health problems within the primary care and HCH setting.
  • Provides crisis assessment and intervention when needed.
  • Provides outreach and engagement activities as needed.
  • Participates in care coordination, patient education and information and referral.
  • Engages collaboratively with community-based and government agencies to assure continuity and coordination of care for your patients.
  • Provides facilitation of groups for individuals with similar diagnoses and symptoms.
  • Documents care in the medical record in compliance with ethical and legal standards.
  • Participates in data collection and management to track clinical activities as needed.
  • Participates in consultation, peer review, and team activities and meetings.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Possession of clinical licensure in good standing for the State of California for Social Work (LCSW) or Psychology (PhD/PsyD).
  • Experience working with diverse populations providing crisis, brief and longer-term individual, family and couple’s counseling and intervention.
  • Experience working with persons experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Experience in health care settings preferred.
  • Training/experience with Chemical Dependency multiply diagnosed individuals.
  • Basic office and equipment safety knowledge and practice.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to move freely about the office and carry light loads (up to 25 pounds)
  • Prolonged standing and occasional sitting are required.


If you are interested in working in a progressive, patient-focused environment where staff are valued and supported to do their best work, please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to Shannon Young at We offer full medical, dental, vision, section 125 flexible spending and sick & vacation benefits, along with a retirement and 403b plan.

West County Health Centers is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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