Behavioral Health Consultant - LCSW Required

Job Requisition #: JR64314

End Date: 11/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker, Clinical (non-nursing)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Are you interested in working at one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation?

Our amazing team is looking for a Behavioral Health Consultant to join our ChristianaCare team! This position will provide support to the Primary Care practice in Newark- MAP II. Opportunities to work remotely available.

How You'll Make an Impact

The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) will contribute to the overall clinical operation of the behavioral health department and the daily care of the outpatient population in primary care. The BHC will function as a member of the clinical team through collaboration, providing consultation, assessment, treatment and behavioral health education. They will also provide collaboration with and a conduit to Behavioral Health and support an integrated model of health care.

What We Offer You

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Generous PTO

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • 403b match and more...

Primary Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide psychological care appropriate for the Primary Care population.  This requires the ability to conduct assessments, obtain and interpret information, to identify age and culturally specific patient needs, and to provide the care needed.

  • Demonstrates the ability to function in a consult and liaison role for the Primary Care department meeting the acute needs of patients and providing outpatient psychotherapy as appropriate.

  • Coordinates transition of care to community setting as necessary; maintains knowledge of resources including community providers and support organizations appropriate for the patient population served

  • Demonstrates the ability to provide highly skilled behavioral health consultation to the clinical team

  • Develops group support and therapy activity as appropriate for the specific Primary Care population, and as needed within the Christiana Care Health System

  • Contributes to the development of staff by providing consultation, education and suggesting best practice alternatives as appropriate.

  • Maintains connection and consultation with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient's rights and maintains confidentiality of departmental and patient information.

  • Identifies service gaps pertaining to patients' psychosocial needs and plans programs that address the psychosocial needs of patients.

  • Assesses learning needs of patients and families and carries out treatment as indicated.

Education and Experience Requirements       

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required

  • Licensed or License Eligible within 30 days

  • Minimum one year of experience providing direct therapeutic care

At ChristianaCare, we are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care.

If interested in joining ChristianaCare, consider applying to ChristianaCare and please upload your updated resume at the time of application!

Whether a position can be supported for remote work will be assessed based on whether ChristianaCare is able to meet the business requirements of the proposed remote location. 


EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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