Licensed Mental Health Provider -- $2,000 Sign-On Bonus

Licensed Mental Health Provider
Location: Mountain Home, ID
Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level

Job description 

Since 1982, Glenns Ferry Health Center, Inc. dba Desert Sage Health Centers has delivered quality care for communities in Elmore and Owyhee Counties.

Desert Sage Health Centers believes in patient-focused care delivered through a caring team of competent and caring health care professionals. As a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), level two recognized organization, Desert Sage Health Centers prides itself in the quality of care it delivers to more than 6,400 annual patients at three health center site locations. Our integrated system emphasizes prevention, healthy living and is designed to reduce health care disparities and avoid unnecessary trips to emergency rooms or other more costly forms of care.

At Desert Sage Health Centers, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care.

The Licensed Mental Health Provider is principally responsible for intervening on behalf of children, adolescents, and adults of the Desert Sage Health Centers (DSHC) patient mix, who have suffered neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, or suffer from emotional disturbances or mental illness. The Licensed Mental Health Provider is responsible for assessing, and if appropriate, treating and connecting these individuals in need of services to appropriate DSHC departments, programs, and/or to other agencies and sources around the community which could meet the individual needs of the identified client.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Conduct a psychosocial assessment of the client and determine if the client meets criteria for
Behavioral Health services.
2. Responsible for learning and implementing the DSHC electronic medical records (EMR) system
following heath center policies.
3. Diagnose client using DSM-V criteria, and if appropriate, psychometric tools and records.
4. Develop a treatment plan that identifies both short and long term need of the client.
5. Provide individual, couple, family, and group treatment services, when appropriate.
6. Develop and implement group counseling/interactive sessions, as appropriate.
7. Conduct crisis intervention and coordinate follow up care, including hospitalization referral, if
8. Triage with nurse and providers in coordinating patient care.
9. Serve as a consultant to clinicians though Behavioral Health integration.
10. Assemble and maintain appropriate information to enable effective eligibility determination.
11. Advocate for the client or family in obtaining needed services from appropriate agencies.
12. Make appropriate client referral to community agencies. Coordinate the delivery of these services,
assess client progress and evaluate outcomes, as appropriate.
13. Help arrange for client transportation to essential services when appropriate.
14. Network with community service providers to help assure the availability of services.
15. Awareness/acceptance of cultural competency aspects and sensitivity.
16. Maintain appropriate records, execute proper forms, and protect client confidentiality.
17. Provides quality service by informing the client of rules, regulations, and legal requirements related
to care and by documenting the client’s situation and own actions.
18. Responsible for following and implementing HIPAA, OSHA, and corporate compliance policies and
19. Attend and participate in inter-disciplinary team meetings

Marginal Duties

1. Participate in coalitions, groups and organizations that are working toward goals that are beneficial
to the rehabilitation of the mentally ill, when appropriate.
2. Provide community education and consultation services to increase awareness of mental illness and
to make clients aware of services available.
3. Provide consultation/education or limited supervision to students, entry-level case managers, or
4. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum qualifications:

  • LMSW (Licensed Master's of Social Work)
  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Idaho
  • Previous preferred experience in individual assessments/interventions and family/group therapy

Preferred qualifications:

  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
  • LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor)
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Two or more years of previous direct client treatment
  • Previous experience with health care preferred
  • Bilingual preferred in English/Spanish at a high level of competency in each language

Desert Sage Health Centers provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

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