Title:  Behavioral Health Specialist- LCSW/LPC

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 - $70,773
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8408


This position will provide assessment and therapy services to children and adolescents to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illnesses in the Houston Area. The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide assessment and treatment plans for patients in the Be Well, Be Connected program, which is funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

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 ages 9-17 referred by Houston-area school districts.
  • Provides tele-medicine consultation in an online format.
  • Develops treatment plans with patients and families to address mental health 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 program referrals and resources for 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 program and department meetings.
  • Attends training classes or orientations as required by HCHD or the college.

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

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Must have experience working with children. 
  • Need to be comfortable conducting individual, group and family therapy. 





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