Crisis Behavioral Health Specialist - PT (Sat/Sun 3pm - 11pm)

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;
  • Delivering reimbursable hours of service compliant with established standards;
  • Completing all paperwork associated with the financial, clinical, legal, or regulatory management of the  case or BNCs operations in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Assisting with the evolution of an effective, efficient preventative program of services;
  • Assist in management of supply inventory, reporting maintenance needs and/or safety concerns to Program Supervisor;
  • Attend staff meetings on Wednesday mornings at 9am and other required staff meetings;
  • Provide crisis on-call services for housing program residents as needed - required on-call rotation;
  • This position is based at the transitional housing program or residential crisis unit;
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job;
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as circumstances warrant;

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;
  • Must be able to lift 25lbs