Title:  Behavioral Health Specialist

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 to $75,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  17418


This position will be responsible for administering diagnostic assessments, providing counseling services, and contributing to the overall mental and emotional well-being of individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse issues in a new program in the field of Addictions and Substance Use Disorders under the guidance of a clinical supervisor (LPC-S or LCDC-S). This role will partner with community mental health providers in Houston to offer team-based clinical treatment and co-occurring disorders in undeserved areas. The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and ongoing support to the program. 


The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English/Spanish.


Job Duties

  • Administers diagnostic assessments to collect behavioral data, including intelligence, memory, personality, and psychological functions, to identify mental health intervention needs and behavioral intervention needs.
  • Develops intervention strategies and ensure their implementation, working under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • Provides counseling services to individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse issues, promoting optimum mental and emotional health.
  • Assesses and diagnoses clients’ mental status through interviews and observations, developing treatment plans or making referrals to appropriate services.
  • Provides crisis intervention services to clients who are a danger to themselves or others.
  • Contributes to client care by participating in clinical staff meetings to review progress and treatment plans, and report caseload activities to the supervisor.
  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation in the electronic health record, meeting deadlines consistently.
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulatory standards.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality on all client and foundation matters and refer questionable issues to the supervisor.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development and training.

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

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.


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