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:  11404


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 clinics of Harris Health System.


This position is located at our Martin Luther Clinic on Swingle Road, Houston, TX 77047.


This is a hybrid position which will work remotely and in office.

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.
  • Liaisons 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 Harris Health System or BCM.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders according to DSM V 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 in English/Spanish.



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.