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The Behavioral Health Associate will be responsible for the service provision of evidence-based, family-centered treatment within the multidisciplinary pediatric weight management team at WakeMed Children's. Conducts psychosocial evaluations on patients using criteria established by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association and develop comprehensive treatment plans with children and adolescents with obesity using appropriate skills and assessments.
The Associate will address the following psychological and behavioral comorbidities influencing pediatric obesity conditions including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, emotional eating, disordered eating behavior, lack of motivation, impaired family functioning, and poor psychological adjustment. Identifies and works to resolve barriers to patients seeking and receiving behavioral health services and demonstrate effective decision making in a rapid paced environment with attention to detail utilizing logical and appropriate clinical judgment. Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) with clarity and organization while ensuring appropriate communication occurs between the medical staff, leadership team, service line leadership and team members and document relevant assessment and progress updates in the medical record according to departmental standards.
Participates in pediatric weight management and community initiatives that address behavioral health issues and provides interdisciplinary team including in-service education and support. Maintains current knowledge/level of expertise in area of specialty and various treatment modalities and adheres to the professional standards and code of ethics set forth by applicable licensing board. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.
1 Year Clinical
Master's Degree Counseling Or Social Work Or Psychology Required
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate Required
And Licensed Professional Counselor Required
Within 24 Months of Hire Or Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate Required
And Licensed Clinical Social Worker Required
Within 24 Months of Hire Or Licensed Psychological Associate
And Licensed Psychological Associate Required
Within 24 Months of Hire
Hours of Work: 8:00am-4:30pm