Behavioral Health Specialist
The Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for providing comprehensive, client focused mental health assessment and treatment utilizing individual, group and family modalities to people affected and infected with HIV/AIDS; LGBTQ clients; and the community at large. The individual will operate in accordance with the established professional standards and guidelines as stated by the Ohio Revised Code and put forth by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The individual will operate in accordance with the established professional standards and guidelines for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) or American Counseling Association (ACA) and agrees to adhere to NASW or ACA standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to diagnosis and treatment of clients with behavioral health concerns;traveling; driving; utilizing a computer for typing and conducting research; attending meetings; conducting assessments and counseling; and producing clear, understandable, and timely notes and documentation.
PAY RANGE: $41,472-$51,840
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
- Provide high quality outpatient mental health treatment for clients who have HIV/AIDS and their families; LGBTQ clients, and the community at large.
- Demonstrate use of Evidence Based Practices relevant to population and setting
- Identify appropriate levels of care and treatment needs, making referrals when clinically indicated.
- Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals involved in caring for shared clients via Epic, email, phone, or face to face interactions.
- Complete comprehensive, client focused assessments, treatment plans and treatment evaluations with all clients.
- Provide crisis intervention.
- Assist in development and facilitation of support groups and therapy groups.
- Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
- Maintain client records as directed by agency policies and procedures that will be demonstrated by scoring no less than 90% on QUARTERLY REVIEWS
- Assist clients in accessing medical services, health insurance, Ryan White benefits, and other resources and services to improve health outcomes, housing stability, and employment and income attainment. Document work with clients in electronic health record accurately and within two business days of service provision.
- Complete a minimum of 10 hours a year of HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ specific training to keep informed about current research and psychotherapy interventions.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Minimum of Master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy or Doctorate in psychology required.
- Minimum of LSW or LISW. Independently licensed candidates preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
- Post-master’s experience providing treatment in health/mental health/substance abuse setting preferred.
- Must have knowledge of, sensitivity to, interest in, and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices; a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community, and poverty.
- Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and other computer applications required.
- Reliable transportation, driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.
- Knowledge and adherence to professional standards and ethics.
Background and reference checks will be conducted. Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload. Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment. Completing the application does not guarantee employment. In accordance with [Equitas Health] AIDS Resource Center Ohio’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered. EOE/AA
It is the policy of Equitas Health that no employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, gender-identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, HIV status, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, union activity, military, veteran, and economic status, or any other characteristic protected in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all phases of its personnel activity including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, separation, recall, compensation, benefits, education, recreation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.
Equitas Health values diversity and welcomes applicants from a broad array of backgrounds.