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Title:  Behavioral Health Specialist

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 - $72,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8380

Summary

The Department of Psychiatry is recruiting full time position will provide assessment and therapy services to patients with mental health and substance use problems at community health homeless clinics of Harris Health System.

 

Due to current COVID situation, this position will have the opportunity to work remotely partially.

 

Location: El Franco Lee Clinic, 8901 Boone Rd

 

Job Purpose

Position will provide assessment and therapy services to patients with mental health and substance use problems at community health clinics of HCHD.

Job Duties

  • Provides assessment for behavioral health problems for patients referred by health care providers at community clinics: elective appointments or walk-ins of patients in crisis or with urgent needs.
  • Develops treatment plans for patients to address their mental health and substance use problems.
  • Provides therapeutic interventions of individual, group and family therapy for mental health and substance use problems.
  • Serves as a liaison with physicians, nurses, and psychiatry staff regarding patient care and treatment.
  • Completes required documentation and statistical reporting in a timely manner.
  • Provides curbside consultations to the primary care team.
  • Accommodates walk-in patients in crisis or with urgent needs.
  • Attends center staff meetings as required.
  • Attends CBHP faculty meetings.
  • Attends training classes or orientations as required by Hh=HS or BCM.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders according to DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria.
  • Experience in treating mental health disorders.
  • Experience providing individual, group, and family counseling.
  • Familiarity with and experience in referring patients to substance abuse treatment facilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of client/community resources and experience in developing relationships with same.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Computer skills--Microsoft Word, Excel and EPIC (electronic medical record).  
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish.

 

 

 

 

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

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