Licensed Mental Health Professional, Department of Pediatrics (UVA)
Job ID: R0039928 | Healthcare Specialists | Part Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine seeks candidate for a part-time (20 hours/week) Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP). This position will work directly with the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) and will also work closely with the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at UVA. VMAP is a pediatric-focused training, consultation, and referral program designed to increase capacity for primary care providers (PCPs) to treat and respond to common pediatric mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). VMAP consists of five regional hubs that provide localized mental health consultations for PCPs.

Each regional hub consists of a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (CAP), a licensed mental health professional (LMHP), and a care navigator. This LMHP will work closely with the other half-time LMHP to provide oversight, coordination, and management of his/her/their respective regional hub and serve as the initial point of contact for incoming calls to the VMAP line. LMHPs receive and screen incoming calls from PCPs, provide case conceptualization and diagnosis support, and work alongside VMAP CAPs on consultations.

The LMHP will also supervise the regional hub's care navigators. VMAP's care navigators provide direct family support for youth identified with behavioral health diagnoses who need additional services outside of primary care, including referral to and engagement with external behavioral health services. The LMHP position will work closely with the care navigator to ensure PCPs are directed towards the right referrals and resources based on the case, the consultation, and the patient's specific needs.

To learn more about VMAP, please visit

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Respond to incoming calls to the VMAP line during normal business hours; screen and triage requests to additional hub staff as appropriate (CAP and/or care navigator).
  • Provide clinical advice via consultation to individual PCPs related to patient care for cases in line with practice guidelines and best practices in pediatric psychology.
  • Provide consults directly to PCPs.
  • Provide case-specific recommendations regarding behavioral health interventions, including parent coaching, parent support, and treatment/practice recommendations for PCPs.
  • Consult with PCPs on current treatment plans to determine best course of action and provide alternative recommendations when needed.
  • Provide ongoing support for specific cases with the goal of working with PCPs (and hub team members) to develop transition plans to long-term care.
  • If additional care is needed outside of the primary care setting, work in conjunction with regional hub care navigator to refer patients to the appropriate external behavioral health resources.
  • Provide oversight, coordination, and management of regional hub operations.
  • Provide day-to-day operational supervision of regional hub's care navigators.
  • Conduct regular outreach to primary care provider offices within respective VMAP region.
  • Assist with VMAP educational offerings, including the recruitment of regional staff/faculty and marketing VMAP educational opportunities to regional PCPs.
  • Work in conjunction with VMAP Medical Director and Medical Society of Virginia Foundation (MSVF) to integrate appropriate clinical and administrative functions into hub activities.
  • Assist MSVF and appropriate VMAP team members to collect and maintain all required data to ensure evaluation and reporting requirements are met.
  • Adhere to HIPAA privacy policies and hospital/health center regulations.
  • Complete all other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Administrator.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Education: Master's or doctoral degree.
  • Experience: Five years of clinical work experience.
  • Licensure: Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Professional Counseling (LPC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Clinical Psychologist (LCP)

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Have a specialization in child and adolescent behavioral health as documented by education and work experience.
  • Have supervision and/or consultation experience.
  • Have experience working with primary care providers.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred qualifications and experience:
  • Teaching experience preferred.

Physical demands:
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

The Licensed Mental Health Professional will report to Dr. Caitlin Anderson, Assistant Professor. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Caitlin Anderson, Assistant Professor at This position is a restricted position, dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This is an exempt-level, part-time, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA, and will have the option for remote work. The anticipated start date is November 14, 2022 but this is flexible. This position will remain open until filled. The anticipated hiring range is $48,000-$50,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen and drug screening are required for this position prior to employment.

References will be completed via UVA;s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

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