Title:  Behavioral Health Specialist

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 to $70,733
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  16285


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Therapist to deliver cognitive-behavioral treatment, treatment for anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to Veterans and Service Members participating in a randomized-controlled trial. Clinical duties include providing group and individual psychotherapy, participation in weekly team meetings to staff cases, and care coordination and safety planning as indicated. The Protocol Therapist will also conduct diagnostic assessments. The position requires flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to function both independently and within a clinical research team.


This position is located at the Michael DeBakey Veteran's Hospital and is a hydbrid position with some remote work.

Job Duties

  • Delivers cognitive-behavioral treatment in group and individual formats per study protocol.
  • Conducts diagnostic assessment using gold-standard instruments such as the Anxiety and Related Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-5 (ADIS-5) and Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5).
  • Participates in research team meetings and presents cases for diagnostic consensus.
  • Completes required documentation for assessment and treatment visits.
  • Coordinates with clinical research team to determine participant eligibility, schedule treatment, and facilitate referrals.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Primary supervision and mentorship for this position will be provided by a licensed psychologist.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
  • No experience required.
  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A).

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of previous relevant experience.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.