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Partners in Pediatrics - Providence, RI

Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician

Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician for Pediatric and Adolescent Practice

Partners in Pediatrics located in Providence, RI is seeking an Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician (IBHC) with pediatric and adolescent experience. The IBHC works directly with the team to assess children and adolescents for mental health care needs and provides brief interventional therapy treatment to patients and parents within the primary care setting. This part-time position offers 20 hours per week, with the opportunity to aid in developing schedules and workflow procedures.

We are a smaller pediatric practice committed to providing care in a calm and inviting atmosphere, with a focus on maintaining long-term family relationships. We have an exciting opportunity through an IBH transformation initiative to integrate behavioral health care into our robust model. We are confident that the addition of a like-minded behavioral health provider will add a needed dimension of care to our patient centered medical home.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the primary care physician in recognizing, treating, and managing mental health issues.
  • Provides brief immediate intervention (“warm hand-offs”) as well as pre-scheduled visits.
  • Provides brief and time-limited intervention and treatment within the primary care setting as well as referrals to appropriate outside sources for more lengthy or intense services.
  • Conducts patient intake for Behavioral Health Services focusing on diagnostic and functional evaluations.
  • Conducts additional screens and assessments as needed.
  • Makes recommendations to the primary care provider concerning treatment goals and plans for the child /family unit. Provides feedback to the primary care provider via verbal communication as well as timely electronic medical record documentation.
  • Initiates follow-up to ensure progress with suggested strategies and alters treatment approach if indicated. Follows up on referrals to outside agencies to ensure patient contact.
  • Serves as mental health consultant to the primary care team.
  • Interacts with families of diversified backgrounds, cultural practices, and socioeconomic needs.
  • Maintains up to date and orderly client files, accurate documentation of services and billing data.
  • Abides by all confidentiality policies.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree or doctorate in social work, psychology, or related human services field.
  • Independently licensed in Rhode Island as a social worker, counselor, or psychologist
  • Medical social work preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of Integrated Health Care model, and an interest in behavioral aspects of pediatric medical care
  • Experience working with parents on behavioral management as related to child development
  • Ability to work cooperatively and responsibly as a member of a team with physicians, other health care members, and outside agencies
  • Ability to develop medical/behavioral treatment plans and coordinate needed services to fulfill plans.
  • Good understanding of child development, parent/child dynamics, common childhood behavior problems, and appropriate interventions.
  • Competence in delivery of crisis intervention services and in brief and time-limited therapy.
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of individual, group and family systems treatment.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and CV electronically or by mail to:

Partners in Pediatrics

Michelle Lefebvre, MD and Colette Vieau, MD

95 Pitman Street Suite 2200

Providence, RI 02906

Attn: Michelle Lefebvre, MD

Job Type: Part-time

Overtime often available:


Barrington Pediatrics, Barrington, RI

Mental Health Clinician

Dynamic, well established Pediatric practice looking to take the next step in integrative health care. We are seeking an independently licensed mental health clinician who has experience working with children of all ages and their families. We are a group of Pediatricians who value behavioral health and are looking for a clinician who will be comfortable collaborating with the medical team. The position will be 20 hours/week and will include scheduled appointments as well as time for urgent evaluations and “warm hand-offs.”

Job Type: Part-time


Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.