Behavioral Health Care Manager

Posted 2.14.24

About Fort Health:

Fort Health is a mental health company that is on a mission to “Opening more paths to better care for more families”. We’re all about making a real difference in the lives of children and adolescents. With a whopping 50% of kids in the US missing out on mental health care, we’re determined to change that statistic. And with a market size of over $50 billion, we’re not just dreaming big – we’re making it happen!

Our vision? Picture this: a world where every child has access to the support they need to thrive mentally and emotionally. With the help of our amazing partners, like the Child Mind Institute, we’re creating a one-of-a-kind support system that combines digital tools with virtual clinicians. Because at Fort Health, we believe “we’re stronger together”.

About the Role:

We know that clinicians are the backbone of our company. Everything we do incorporates a clinicians’ mindset so that we can provide them with the best job experience, so that they can provide our patients with the best treatment. The collaborative care model is an innovative approach to partnering with the patient, their family, pediatrician, and a psychiatric consultant to target mental health concerns in the primary care setting based on a population-based approach.

As part of our collaborative care team, you will be an integral member of an integrated multidisciplinary team that is responsible for delivering high-quality, evidenced-based mental health care for children, adolescents and their families. You will be responsible for supporting and coordinating care for a caseload of patients with the primary care provider, consulting psychiatrist, and potentially other mental health providers and educational professionals. You will also provide 1:1 brief psychosocial therapy and coaching sessions with patients, families and caregivers, and track the patient’s symptoms and progress with validated measures. The behavioral healthcare manager works with the collaborative care team to provide personalized, holistic treatment plans for each family. The behavioral healthcare manager goes through a training program created and led by the AIMS center at the University of Washington, the leading organization in implementing the collaborative care model. Lastly, we are looking for someone who wants to be a part of a growing healthcare startup that is focused on broadening access to affordable, high-quality mental health care for children and their families! 

Salary: $75,000 to $90,000 annually based on experience

Schedule: Monday to Friday; Availability after 3pm ET is required

In this role, you will:

  • Screen and assess patients for common mental health disorders, facilitate patient engagement and follow-up care. 
  • Provide patient education about common mental health disorders and the available treatment options.
  • Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications. 
  • Support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
  • Provide brief behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques (e.g., problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, behavioral activation).
  • Identifies appropriate resources and coordinates referral process to community resources when appropriate.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s medical provider.  
  • Collaborate with the collaborative care team to provide personalized treatment plans for every child and their family.
  • Constantly communicating and working with the family to drive the treatment plan forward.
  • Track patient follow up and clinical outcomes using a registry and document patient progress and treatment recommendations in the electronic health record 
  • Develop and complete relapse prevention self-management plan with patients who have achieved their treatment goals and are soon to be discharged from the caseload.
  • Participate in individual supervision with a psychologist to ensure you have the support you need to be successful
  • Have access to consultation and materials from our non-profit partner to bring to bear the most cutting edge treatment protocols and methods for our clients.
  • Expand and strengthen your clinical skills through the AIMS center, and take advantage of additional ongoing training and educational opportunities, conferences, and more.

What we are looking for:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),  Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or advanced practice psychiatric practitioner (NP) 
  • Licensed independently to practice in the state of New Jersey (required)
  • Minimum 1-year of direct clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families (e.g., ages 4-24 years old)
  • Experience and training in delivering brief psychosocial evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, problem solving treatment, behavioral activation, motivational interviewing)
  • Experience with care coordination  
  • Preferred experience working in a team-based healthcare setting 
  • Strong experience with screening for common mental health disorders and symptom assessment with children and adolescents
  • Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health disorders. 
  • Strong skills in engaging parents and children, developing appropriate treatment planning, and ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team setting
  • Experience using measurement-based care tools (e.g., PHQ-9, GAD-7, SCARED, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience providing telehealth 
  • Must have reliable, high-speed internet access with minimum speeds of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload
  • Desire to work with and learn from some of the top child mental health experts in the field

Why join us?

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package 
  • Generous paid time off including paid company holidays, mental health days
  • 1 Paid week of company-wide shutdown between Christmas and New Year’s Day 
  • Full malpractice coverage while you are providing care at Fort Health
  • Yearly professional development stipend 
  • Ability to be part of a startup and help build a new treatment model
  • Collaborative and supportive mission-oriented work environment 

Fort Health is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer – we recruit, train, compensate and promote our team members based on qualifications. We know how important it is not only to include, but to actively seek out a diversity of opinions and voices.

We want to hear from you regardless of your race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics

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