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Behavioral Health Specialist (Qualified Professional) - Intensive In-Home in Taylorsville, NC at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 8/31/2017

Job Snapshot

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 healthcare team providing support to individuals in home, 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.

Specifically ,IIH services are delivered to children and adolescents, primarily in their living environments, with a family focus, and include but are not limited to the following interventions as clinically indicated:

  • Individual and family therapy
  • Substance abuse treatment interventions
  • Developing and implementing a home-based behavioral support plan with the youth and his or
  • her caregivers
  • Psychoeducation, which imparts information to the recipients, families, caregivers, and/or other
  • individuals involved with the recipient’s care about the recipient’s diagnosis, condition, and treatment..
  • Intensive case management
  • Arranges for psychological and psychiatric evaluations
  • Crisis management

 

The IIH Team shall provide “first responder" crisis response, as indicated in the Person Centered Plan, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to recipients of this service.

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!

IIH 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.

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-Child, Mentally Ill- Adult, Substance Abuse-Adult, Substance Abuse-Child

Additional requirements of the IIH Behavioral Health Specialist include:

  • Must meet Qualified Professional requirements
  • All staff providing Intensive In-Home Services to children and families must have a minimum of one (1) year documented experience with this population.
  • Must meet the education, experience, licensure/certifcation 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 program including regular performance feedback and coaching
    • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed and Pharmacy Insurance, Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions,  resolve medical claims issues and basically does the leg-work for employees
    • Offering free diabetic medication and supplies
    • 401(k) retirement savings program with Wells Fargo
    • Paid Time Off
    • Company sponsored Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Extensive Wellness Programs including company paid scholarships for healthy weight management and nicotine cessation, several wellness challenges and rewards through the year.
    • Free Annual Health Screening and wellness coaching event.
    • Discounted medical premiums for nicotine free employees.
    • Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve!


Behavioral Health Specialist –  Social Services / Healthcare / Mental Health