Behavioral Health Clinician

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is seeking candidates for a full time, 37.5 hour per week, Behavioral Health Clinician  to provide care for our Burlington, VT Health Center. The Behavioral Health Clinician will provide patient-centered, trauma-sound direct clinical care, case management, advocacy and support services to patients in Planned Parenthood health centers . Provide same-day and scheduled services as part of a comprehensive social justice and equity-rooted clinical social work model of care. This role will serve as community liaison and as active Community Health Team members in communities with these teams.

Characteristic Responsibilities:

  • Clinical Direct Services
    • Provision of high-quality, trauma-sound clinical assessment and brief clinical treatment services using evidence-based methods. Meet a wide variety of patient behavioral health needs, such as depression, anxiety conditions, PTSD, substance use, acute stress, sexual assault, relationship difficulties, identity-related distress or needs, and patient-identified behavior change goals from a social justice and equity-rooted framework.
    • Provision of services in accordance with PPNNE Medical Standards and Guidelines.
    • Ability to balance scheduled patient appointments (in person and by telehealth), ongoing case management and real-time unscheduled patient needs that arise during the provision of sexual and reproductive health services.
    • Assessment and provision for patient clinical & resource referral services in collaboration with health center team to meet patients’ self-identified goals and needs
    • Consultation to PPNNE clinicians and health center staff on variety of behavioral health and resource-related needs to enhance patient care and outcomes.
    • Timely and comprehensive documentation; billing and data compliance that meets all federal, state, funder, and PPNNE regulations and requirements.
    • Coordination of IBHSW referrals and care plans including team communication, patient follow-up, and documentation to enhance referral efficacy and reduce barriers to mental health, substance use, economic, or other stabilizing resources. Special focus on connections to Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs)/primary care, mental health and substance use treatment services including psychiatry, and systems barriers impacting low-income or marginalized patients.
    • Development and provision of Patient Education content in the health centers, in accordance with PPNNE Medical Standards and Guidelines.
  • Community Health Team (CHT)
    • Active engagement with community resources, partner organizations, and behavioral health providers to ensure high-quality referral, follow-up, advocacy, and collaboration.
    • Continuous assessment of patient and community needs through active attention to patient feedback & patient experience data. Cultivation of strong relationships & communication with health center team to mutually identify trends and create services, schedules and resources that best serve each health center’s specific needs.
  • IBHSW Team
    • Participation in IBHSW Team, including attending supervision meetings, team meetings, training events and relevant PPNNE events.
    • Collaborates with IBHSW team to identify team training needs, clinical & social determinant of health (SDOH) needs and trends, and effective tools, interventions, resources to enhance the overall care quality of IBHSW services within the affiliate.
    • Provides remote consultation & direct service coverage for team time off, absence, or to best meet patient needs within the Vermont health centers.


  • Current Vermont licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or out-of-state license eligible for Vermont licensure. Well-qualified licensed non-social work clinicians (LMHC.) with relevant professional experience in case management, emergency or crisis services, SBIRT models, women’s, reproductive or LGBTQIA+ clinical settings.
  • 3+ years of relevant clinical practical experience using evidence-based and empirically-rooted clinical methods. Training and practice experience in brief solution focused assessment & treatment methods for depression, anxiety conditions, PTSD, substance use, acute stress, relationship difficulties, identity-related distress or needs, and patient-identified behavior change goals from an equity-rooted framework.
  • Experience providing behavioral health services to individuals with trauma, including PTSD and developmental complex trauma strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with differently situated communities, such as people affected by inequality and oppression, and working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a clinical setting.
  • Commitment to and understanding of reproductive justice and equitable achievement of sexual and reproductive freedom.
  • Familiarity with and ability to comfortably discuss all services provided by PPNNE.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to customer service and satisfaction.
  • Ability to travel to assigned PPNNE Health Centers and to attend external meetings as needed.
  • Flexible, self-motivating and creative nature with a willingness to learn and take initiative required.
  • Ability to relate to a broad range of people and express oneself clearly, using tact, discretion and sensitivity with patients and staff, including working across cultural differences.
  • Commitment to a team orientation.
  • Holds oneself and others accountable, including for racial equity practice.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to key sit for up to 4 hours, keystroke up to 3 hours and stand for up to 2 hours, and to operate all normal office equipment.

Compensation & Benefits

  • The range of pay for this position is $28.61/hr to 41.69/hr based on years of experience
  • Access to benefits is available including health, dental and vision coverage, paid time off and a retirement fund.

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking APPLY on our website at 

he Integrated Behavioral Health Social Worker role in Vermont at PPNNE is represented by the AFT union.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England welcomes diversity & is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply:

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking APPLY on our website at

Job Info

Location: Location: Burlington, VT, USA
Category: N/A
Employment Type: Full Time
Posted: Dec 13, 2023
Deadline: Open Until Filled