The Behavioral Health Specialist (BHS)is to provide ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual participant needs.
Duties and Responsibilities (BHS)
·Provide direct services daily, including psycho-educational groups, crisis intervention, and weekly contact with guardians.
·Establish and maintain positive relationships with school administration.
·Represent the program in a positive manner.
·Maintain caseload of participants and submit documentation by specified deadline.
·Submit a copy of all Restraint Forms and Incident Reports to your direct supervisor.
·Complete all assigned documentation according to agency expectations in compliance with Medicaid and Licensure standards.
·Participate in staffing to review each participant’s progress as scheduled by CST clinician.
·Attend all related school review teams, staff meetings, etc. when related to a participant assigned to your caseload.
·Submit daily progress notes by the indicated deadline date to the Site Supervisor.
·Attend all mandatory Agency training (Handle with Care, CPR & First Aid, Human Rights, HIPAA, Supervision etc.)
·Complete school duties as requested by Site Coordinator (i.e., bus duty, lunch duty, etc.).
·Provide coverage site coverage in other locations as needed.
· Provide services in various neighborhoods, including low socio-economic communities.
· Conduct home visits during work hours if necessary.
· Check Y-CAPP e-mail at least twice a day during work hours.
· Other duties and responsibilities as requested.
Possess a valid driving license and maintain an acceptable driving record.
Ability to operate a 15 passenger van.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to navigate through the world wide web / internet.
Access to a working phone.
Access to a computer, printer and the world wide web/ internet.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Knowledge of youth and adolescent developmental stage
· Knowledge of mental disorders of youth and adolescence
Educations and Specifications
Require Qualified Mental Health Professional – Child (QMHP-C) credentials:
(i) Be a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed in Virginia
(ii) Have a master’s degree in psychology from an accredited college or university with at least one year of clinical experience with children and adolescents;
(iii) Have a social work bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least one year of documented clinical experience with children or adolescents;
(iv) Be a registered nurse with at least one year of clinical experience with children and adolescents;
(v) Have at least a bachelor’s degree in a human services field or in special education from an accredited college with at least one year of clinical experience with children and adolescents, or
(vi) Be a licensed mental health professional.