Title:  Behavioral Health Specialist

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Hybrid
Salary Range:  $51,256 to $70,733
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  12875


The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide assessment and therapy services to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral concerns who attend area school districts. More specifically, the individual will be responsible for providing evidenced-based care to children, adolescents, and family members in need of quick access to mental health services.  


Position will reside in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences under Dr. Laurel Williams, 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 is a grant funded position sponsored by the ARPA/Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium. This Consortium was created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state for children and adolescents.

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 therapeutic interventions for mental health problems.
  • Provides case coordination and care management when needed.
  • Conducts ongoing assessments of patient progress. 
  • 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

  • Education Required: Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
  • Experience Required: None Required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration Required: Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) 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.