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Integrated Behavioral Health Practitioner

Valley Medical Group is seeking an Integrated Behavioral Health Practitioner to treat a varied patient population. You will be working in a collaborative and innovative Medical Practice with a strong commitment to quality and patient centered care. As a level III certified medical home we provide integrated care with an emphasis on improved mental health and behavior change as crucial to managing chronic illness. This innovative approach to health care ensures the best quality in the treatment of mental health disorders and the management of medical conditions.

  • Outpatient only in our primary care clinic with a flexible Monday-Friday schedule. Full time.
  • Valley Medical Group values our Behavioral Health providers and offers shareholder status after two years.
  • Choice of working at health centers located in Amherst or Easthampton.
  • Competitive salary with sign-on bonus, relocation expenses and 4 weeks vacation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting clinical evaluations and delivering brief interventions in a primary care setting.
  • Providing ongoing consultation to primary care and other medical staff regarding behavioral health issues of individuals and families.
  • Facilitating health behavior change.
  • Providing education on behavioral issues to staff, providers and patients.
  • Referral to community resources.

Requirements: 

  • Master's or Doctoral degree in a Behavioral Health discipline. Current MA license.
  • Competence in brief, solution focused treatment.
  • Familiarity with models of Integrated Behavioral care, Motivational Interviewing, SBIRT, Health Coaching and chronic illnesses.
  • Must be comfortable practicing in a fast paced primary care environment.
  • Must be comfortable working as part of a multi-disciplinary medical team.

Valley Medical Group is located in some of the most desirable communities in New England with historical towns, heritage farms, cultural activities and outdoor pursuits that include downhill skiing and kayaking. We are a lifestyle driven practice and have a strong value around creating balance between life and work. Our locations offer easy access to the major metropolitan cities of Boston (100 miles), New York (150 miles), and Montreal (250 miles).

Contact: John Novo at jnovo@vmgma.com