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UT Health Clinician I/II - Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinician I/II - Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 2100012F

UTHealth Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is hiring a Clinician as part of a regional initiative associated with the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC), which is dedicated to enhancing the state’s ability to address the mental health care needs of its children and adolescents through collaboration with health-related institutions of higher education.

The Clinician will provide real-time direct patient care over telemedicine to children and youth with mental health needs in public schools that have opted into UTHealth Houston’s Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program. A high level of flexibility, adaptability, and collaboration with multiple stakeholders including school personnel, school-linked services, patient families, and the TCHATT team is required to be successful in this role.

Clinicians will engage in psychoeducation and promotion of mental health literacy as well as case consultation with school counselors. The primary focus of the social workers efforts will be care coordination with vulnerable youth and families with an emphasis on engagement, motivational interviewing, addressing social determinants, promoting compliance with treatment efforts, addressing barriers to treatment efforts, and linking the student and family to consistent community-based, longer-term care. TCHATT is intended to be delivered to the student at school primarily although home based sessions have been allowed during COVID-19. Tracking of data and collection of patient measures as required for the Texas Child Mental Health Consortium is an expectation of this position. Bilingual preferred.

Position Summary:

Provides professional case management and clinical therapeutic services focused on overseeing the care of patients.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides indirect services to patients. Acts as an advocate for the patient/family with the treatment team.

  2. Provides direct services to patients including: biopsychosocial/psychosocial assessment, and treatment that includes: individual, group and family therapy, crisis intervention and treatment planning.

  3. Provides oversight of patient’s care, progress in treatment, and progress; this is accomplished through feedback to and from the patient, significant others, the treatment team, and community resources.

  4. Works with a multidisciplinary treatment team to develop an individualized treatment. Works closely with physicians in identifying diagnoses to assist in the treatment process. Develops a treatment plan that will support patient’s ongoing recovery and development.

  5. Assesses the psychosocial functioning of patients throughout the treatment program; conducts interviews with patients and significant others to determine assets as well as challenges to optimal patient functioning both while in the program.

  6. Establishes and maintains relationships with community resources to assist with patient’s medical needs for on-going treatment, residence, financial support, transportation, education, and vocational rehabilitation.

  7. Refers patients and family to community resources.

  8. Applies for court ordered mental health services for patients unable or unwilling to consent to treatment deemed necessary to protect the life of the patient or others. Presents to the Probate Court, both in writing and in oral testimony, reports of the specific patients behaviors prompting the request for involuntary admissions for services.

  9. Other duties as assigned.


Current license from the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in a behavioral science.

Minimum Experience:

One year of experience in a mental health setting.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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