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BH Clinician (LMFT)

Livingston Community Health
3.6 out of 5
Livingston, CA 95334
Hybrid work
$81,000 - $119,000 a year - Full-time


Livingston, CA 95334

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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Full job description


A successful Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) must be passionate about healthcare and want to make a difference in the lives of others while acting as a mission-driven catalyst to help Livingston Community Health deliver the best quality of care and excellent service to our patients and their families.

The Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) will provide quality clinical mental health consultation to providers and staff as requested; and provide comprehensive diagnostic mental health assessments, interventions, education, referrals, and consultations for patients in the primary care setting. The LMFT will work within our clinic as a member of the primary care provider team and will offer consultation services to primary care providers and patients concerning behavioral changes to improve patient health status. Our Mental Health Integration (MHI) model’s interventions are brief, understandable, and effective. The LMFT may also help manage the LCH Behavioral Health Program. The LMFT may work at multiple LCH sites.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the primary care provider in recognizing, treating, and managing mental health and psychosocial issues and acts as a contributing member to the primary care team.
  • Conducts client intake, focusing on diagnostic and functional evaluations, then makes recommendations to the primary care provider concerning the clients’ treatment goals and plan.
  • Provides consultation and training to primary care providers to enhance their skill and effectiveness in treating mental health problems.
  • Provides brief, focused intervention for clients in need of mental health services.
  • Gives primary care providers timely feedback to the clients about care, treatment recommendations and progress via documentation in the client’s record and verbal feedback.
  • Advises the primary care provider about which clients are better served at the primary care setting and which should be referred to specialty mental health facilities or elsewhere.
  • Initiates follow-up to ascertain how clients are doing and to determine if any changes in treatment approaches are indicated.
  • Develops, where indicated, relapse prevention plans and helps clients maintain stable functioning.
  • Assists in the detection of “at risk” clients and in the development of plans to prevent worsening of their condition.
  • Monitors and coordinates the delivery of health services for clients as related to behavioral health care, including linking with other treatment providers not only within the primary care setting but, with the clients’ permission, outside it as well.
  • Documents the clients’ progress and diagnostic information in the chart.
  • Keeps the primary care providers fully informed of the clients’ needs and progress and works with providers to formulate treatment plans.
  • Works, where indicated, to effect behavioral changes in clients with, or at risk for, physical disorders and helps them make healthier lifestyle choices.
  • Provides clients with self-management skills and educational information needed so they can be full participants in their own treatment and recovery.
  • Helps the clients, where indicated, to cope with chronic conditions like pain and diabetes.
  • Provides consultation to clinic management and other team members about behavioral services and suggested areas of outcome and program evaluation.
  • Assists the clients in complying with any medical treatment initiated by the primary care provider, such as offering strategies to cope with medication side effects.
  • Able to offer brief, targeted interventions usually lasting less than 30 minutes.
  • Perform consultations and give provider feedback.
  • Comfortable with short-term counseling, often lasting less than eight visits.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with primary care providers.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Credentialed in the state of CA.
  • Bilingual strongly preferred.
  • Current practices and techniques in psychotherapeutic treatment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • Ability to work through brief client contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions.
  • Is comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and has effective communication skills.
  • Has good knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  • Can design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions.
  • Flexible enough to deal with, frequent interruptions, and constant changes in scheduling;
  • Function well in a team-approach accept the fact that they are not in charge of the clients’ care.
  • Behaviorally, rather than personality, focused.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $81,000.00 - $119,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Primary Care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • Clinic
  • Hybrid work


  • Master's (Preferred)


  • Clinical Social Worker: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)


  • LPCC (Preferred)
  • LCSW (Preferred)
  • LMFT (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Livingston, CA 95334