Behavioral Health Specialist - Transitions PT (Sat-Sun, 7am - 3pm)

Apply here: https://bertnash.e3applicants.com/careers/

Pay is based on experience. $13.00 - $15.00 per hour, 19 hours or less per week, non-benefits eligible. 

Caring. Hope. Giving back. Do these words resonate with you? If so, please keep reading.

Our goal at the Bert Nash Center is to build a healthier community by responding to needs and working to restore lives. We accomplish this by believing in our team. Each person that works for the Bert Nash Center contributes directly to the success of our clients, organization, and community.

Our values of compassion, integrity, equity, and hope reflect in everything we do. 

Responsibilities:  

The primary responsibility of the Behavioral Health Specialist position will be to provide supervision and supportive services in a transitional residential environment or residential crisis stabilization environment that serves adults with recurrent mental health disorders. Consistency is a must. 

 Some specific duties include:

  • Maintaining a safe, stable, supportive, and productive environment during the time spent with residents for the purpose of stabilizing episodes of crisis and promoting a successful discharge back to community based living, thereby reducing the need for hospitalization; or promoting a successful transition from transitional housing to permanent, community-based housing;
  • Monitoring resident safety and medication compliance;
  • Providing services as a member of a pool of Community Support staff, to be activated on an as-needed basis for attendant, psychosocial, and crisis observation services;
  • Assist in acclimating new residents when needed by following established admission procedures
  • Providing individualized support in reference to the client's treatment goals and objectives within the transitional living or crisis stabilization environment; assisting with preparation and facilitation of psycho-social groups; providing attendant care services in a variety of settings; providing crisis observation services within a residential crisis stabilization setting;
  • Implementing structured time, activities, and behavioral interventions designed to increase daily living skills or facilitate crisis stabilization and prepare residents for independent living in the community;
  • Engaging residents during un-structured time to help build needed social or recovery-oriented skills;
Qualifications:  


  • One year of college course work in the field of human services or one year of experience in the field of human services; or other experiences with adults who have severe and persistent mental illness which can serve as a basis for understanding symptoms and treatment; a combination of at least one year of education, and/or work, and/or experience in the field of human services can substitute for a year in any one area;
  • Reliable transportation and valid, unrestricted driver's license;
  • Be 21 years or older;
  • Prior computer experience and basic computer fluency; willingness and ability to learn new programs; familiarity with MS SharePoint is a plus.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs;