Behavioral Health Consultant II (Bilingual)

Employment Opportunity
Position: Behavioral Health Consultant II (Bilingual)
Salary: $38,300
Work Area: Behavioral Health
Hours: Full Time
1350 Concourse Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Behavioral Health Consultant II (Bilingual)

Job Description

The Bilingual Behavioral Health Consultant II (BHC) position is a behavioral health provider who operates in a consultative role within Church Health’s medical clinic and works to support a smooth interface between primary care and behavioral health. The employee provides recommendations regarding behavioral interventions to the referring care provider and conducts brief interventions with referred patients on behalf of the referring provider.


Brief consultations with patients, including:

  • Brief psychotherapeutic interventions consisting of problem-solving skills, cognitive interventions aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self-efficacy;
  • Psychoeducation for patients;
  • Motivational interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction
  • Self-care plan development and skills training to facilitate disease self-management, improved coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction and relaxation;
  • Substance use/abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies and development of harm reduction strategies.
  • Consultation with PCPs to enhance understanding of the patient, provide decision support for treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans. Provide traditional therapy including cognitive/behavioral health clients.
  • Coordination of Care – Provide consultation to and coordination of care for patients with medical clinic staff. Identify, triage, and advocate for patients needing specialty behavioral health services, and other services as needed.
  • Crisis Intervention – Be immediately available to the medical clinic staff during working hours in the event of a psychiatric emergency.
  • Charting – Complete all charting as needed and required, including evaluations, assessments, and clinical progress notes utilizing electronic medical record system.
  • Works closely with the Manager of Behavioral Health Coordinator to assist with other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s level social worker with LMSW licensure seeking terminal licensure as an LCSW
  • 24 months (about 2 years) as an LMSW with preferred experience in an integrated behavioral health setting within a primary care clinic.

Special Skills & Knowledge

  • Bilingual, Spanish, Advanced-Low per ACTFL minimum required
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to perform brief psychotherapeutic interventions consisting of problem-solving skills, cognitive intervention aimed at modifying negative thinking, promoting self-efficacy, substance use/misuse evaluation, motivational interviewing, psychoeducation for patients, self-care plan development, and the ability to effectively consult with primary care providers.

About Church Health

Church Health has served people since 1987 with our clinical services and outreach programs. Church Health seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits.

Commitment to Diversity

At Church Health, we are committed to diversity, striving to create a staff that reflects the diverse communities with which we work. We seek individuals of all backgrounds to join our team.

Compensation & Benefits


Church Health offers competitive wages to attract and retain employees with great skills and ideas that align with our mission, and to reward achievement. Regular performance reviews are held between each employee and his or her direct manager to ensure that achievements are recognized, and that goals and expectations are being met.

Medical, Vision & Dental

Church Health offers employees working 20 or more hours per week group major medical, vision and dental coverage, effective the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

Medical and vision is currently offered through BlueCross BlueShield of TN. Dependent coverage is also available. The organization currently pays approximately 50% – 80% of premiums dependent upon coverage level and number of hours worked per week.

Affordable dental coverage is currently available through Delta Dental of TN, and spouse and dependent dental coverage is also available.

Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Savings Accounts

Church Health offers two flexible spending account options, allowing you to save and pay for you and your family’s eligible medical, dental, vision and childcare expenses.

For participants in the High Deductible Health Plan, Church Health offers an HSA. Church Health also offers a one-time lump sum and a per pay period match for those who enroll in an HSA!

Basic Life & AD&D Insurance

Church Health offers basic life and AD&D insurance at no cost to employees. This also covers a spouse and dependent children at no cost to the employee. Employees may purchase additional supplemental group term life and AD&D for themselves, their spouses, and dependent children.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Church Health offers short term and long term disability coverage at no cost to employees after 90 days of employment. Short term coverage pays 70% of an employee’s eligible pay for up to 11 weeks. Long term coverage pays 60% of an employee’s eligible wages after short term has been exhausted. Employees must be on an approved leave of absence.


Employees working 20 or more hours per week may participate in a 401(K) deferred compensation plan that is designed to provide income for all covered employees beyond the working years. Church Health will contribute a 3% safe harbor after one year of service and match up to an additional 1% if the employee participates.

Paid Vacation

Paid Time Off (PTO) is a benefit provided to full-time and regular part-time employees each year based on years of service and scheduled hours per week. PTO is accrued throughout the year and employees are eligible to use their accrued PTO after 90 days of employment. Employees working less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for PTO.

Church Health also observes 10 paid holidays per year.

Employee Assistance Program

All employees and members of their household have access to Church Health’s EAP provided by Lincoln Financial Group.  This service offers free and confidential assistance on topics ranging from stress management to substance abuse.

Professional Development

Church Health offers various opportunities for professional development, including Church Health University, our Quality Curriculum Course and external training and seminars such as Dale Carnegie Training.

Staff Health Program

All employees are eligible for Church Health’s Staff Health Program. Participants are rewarded in cash or PTO (if eligible for PTO) based on the number of points earned for making healthy decisions and participating in other events and activities.