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:  17184


The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide assessment and therapy services to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral concerns who attend area school districts. Care will be provided virtually while the student is either at home or in school. The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide this care within the context of the state-funded Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium and Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program.


This position will reside in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and will provide assessment and therapy services to youth in collaboration with the program providers of Baylor College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and community partners. 


This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment which will allow on site and remote work.

Job Duties

  • Provides assessment for and treatment of behavioral health problems for children and adolescents in a telehealth format. 
  • Develops treatment plans with patients and families to address mental health problems. 
  • Provides brief therapeutic interventions for mental health problems.
  • Provides case coordination and care management when indicated.
  • Consults with psychiatrists and other care team members regarding patient care responsibilities.
  • Completes required documentation and statistical reporting in a timely manner. 
  • Attends center staff meetings, program and department meetings as required.
  • Provides educational presentations to school district personnel, parents, and students. 

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).


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.