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Behavioral Health Specialist (Qualified Professional) - Community Support Team in Wilmington, NC at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 4/13/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    2 to greater than 15 years
  • Date Posted:
    4/13/2017

Job Description

Calling all compassionate and caring Behavioral Health Specialists who are looking to partner with a community based service provider offering mental health and substance abuse services where individuals live and work.

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for dedicated Behavioral Health Specialists (Qualified Professionals) to join our interdisciplinary Community Support Team (CST), providing support to individuals in residential, school, workplace and community settings.

In this dynamic and rewarding role, there is an emphasis on creating interventions that are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills, and achievement of the highest level of functioning for the client in the community.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first!

*This position is for a QP for adult services.  Must have 2+ years experience working with adults. *

Behavioral Health Specialist – Social Services / Healthcare / Mental Health

Job Responsibilities
As a Behavioral Health Specialist you will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and revision to the Person Centered Plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Specific responsibilities for our CST Qualified Professionals include:

  • Provides psychoeducation as indicated in the Person Centered Plan
  • Assists with crisis interventions
  • Assists the Team Leader with behavioral and substance abuse treatment interventions
  • Assists with the development of relapse prevention and disease management strategies
  • Coordinates and oversees the initial and ongoing assessment activities
  • Develops the initial Person Centered Plan and its ongoing revisions and ensures its implementation
  • Consults with identified medical (for example, primary care and psychiatric) and non-medical providers, engages community and natural supports, and includes their input in the person centered planning process
  • Ensures linkage to the most clinically appropriate and effective services including arranging for psychological and psychiatric evaluations
  • Monitors and documents the status of the recipient’s progress and the and the effectiveness of the strategies and interventions outlined in the Person Centered Plan


Additional responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Specialist include:

  • Facilitating relationships and serving as a link between the company, parents, guardians, local agencies and the community
  • Minimizing the negative effects of psychiatric symptoms or substance dependence that interfere with the recipient’s daily living and personal development, providing supportive counseling
  • Supporting the client in the development of various skill building activities, including: daily and community living skills, socialization skills, adaptation skills, and behavior and anger management
  • Participating in a first responder on-call system available to consumers and/or his/her natural support network on a 24/7/365 basis; coordinates “first response" resources according to consumer need and the PCP
  • Performing Case Management functions of linking and arranging for services and referrals
  • Working closely with other clinical/professional staff to maintain communication and providing feedback, standardizing procedures and expediting PCP implementation
  • Ensuring that all initial and reauthorizations for services occur in a timely fashion
  • Monitoring utilization of service to ensure that it is effective, appropriate, and within the limits set forth in both rule, PCP, and the service authorization

Job Requirements

Candidates for the Behavioral Health Specialist role are considered “Qualified Professionals" based on the following criteria:


Education:

  • Bachelor Degree (Not Human Services field) & 4+ years full-time experience with population served OR
  • Bachelor Degree (in Human Services field) & 2+ years full-time experience with population served OR
  • Master’s Degree or Higher & 1+ years full-time experience with population served.
  • License, Provisional License, Certificate, Registration, Permit issued by governing board regulating human service profession.

Definitions:
  • Human Service Degrees Include: Social Service, Sociology, Psychology, or other Human Service Degrees.
  • Populations Served Include: Mentally Ill- Adult, Substance Abuse-Adult, Substance Abuse-Child

Additional requirements of the Behavioral Health Specialist include:

  • Must meet Qualified Professional requirements
  • Must meet the education, experience, licensure/certification requirements specified by the service definition of the service being provided
  • Valid driver’s license and automotive insurance required
  • CPR, first aid, NCI and/or relevant certification, a plus


Behavioral Health Specialist –  Social Services / Healthcare / Mental Health


Benefits
RHA Behavioral Health Services offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work-life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package for full time employees includes:

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and prescription insurance
  • 403(b) retirement program
  • Paid Time Off – up to 26 days of PTO for full time employees!
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Extensive wellness reimbursement benefit
  • Discounted premiums for participation in wellness initiative
  • Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve!
  • Many more benefit choices!

Behavioral Health Specialist –  Social Services / Healthcare / Mental Health