NSPG Behavioral Health Support Specialist

Peabody, MA | Social Services/Mental Health


Summary of Position:

Under the general direction of Partners and North Shore Health System Populations Health Management leadership, the BHHS will be an integral part of the Collaborative Care Team providing support to patients and physician practices regarding behavioral health management for adults. BHHS will work collaboratively with the team to implement evidence-based services for primary care patients utilizing tools and training from the IMPACT Collaborative Care Model and Partners Health Care.


Act as a cultural change agent in integrating behavioral health into primary care.

  • Actively engage, interact and support practice staff and physicians on a regular basis
  • Provide Case Management support for a panel of 80-120 adults with behavioral health needs
  • Ensure systematic screenings of adults for depression, using evidence-based screening forms
  • Use a variety of education materials, brief interventions techniques, and community resources to engage patients, increase their motivation to change, and support patients in establishing behavioral change goals n implementing plans to meet those goals.
  • Effectively Communicate with the patient and care team
  • Actively facilitate patient engagement and follow up care
  • Systematically review the caseload with the consulting psychiatrist each week
  • Participate in development of maintenance plan with patients to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Work with LICSW and referral specialist on finding community resources for patient.


Basic Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years in relevant setting (health care and/or behavioral health)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Social work, counseling, health education, psychology, or behavioral health

Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. North Shore Medical Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.

With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history — only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Career advancement

  • Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
  • Continue your medical education.
  • Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
  • Explore leadership opportunities.
  • Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

  • Collaborative professionals.
  • Patient-centered care model.
  • Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
  • Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.


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