Behavioral Health Specialist-Part-Time (16 hrs. Weekly)

This position is 2-8hr shifts weekly with an every other weekend requirement


  • Establishes therapeutic relationships with residents that support the treatment plan.

  • Provides individual resident support through group monitoring. Actively participates in the maintenance of a structured and safe milieu and follows all policies and procedures related to resident/milieu safety.

  • Attends required group supervision with Milieu Manager.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team primary to plan and coordinate treatment based on residents? needs; also utilizes the clinical record as a source of information.

  • Implements residents? treatment plan.

  • Demonstrates effective communication during the shift as follows:

    • Listens to report and utilizing information to provide quality care;

    • Communicates milieu and resident issues to the treatment team members during the shift and problem solves effectively;

    • Gives written/verbal report to the oncoming shift staff;

    • Ensures compliance with confidentiality of resident information;

    • Checks email once per shift at minimum to ensure up to date on all communications

  • Reports changes in resident status to the Milieu Manager, RN and/or therapist and implements modifications in the treatment plan.

  • Monitors and records residents? progress with respect to individualized treatment goals.

  • Recognizes the precursors of potential crisis and unsafe resident behavior and intervenes to de-escalate residents utilizing the least restrictive and therapeutic means of intervention. Implements RMI as a last resort to prevent harm to resident or others.

  • Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that daily clinical notes document the resident?s progress in meeting their treatment goals.

  • Promotes exceptional customer service throughout the program.

  • Facilitates active resident participation in the treatment process.?


  • Completes all responsibilities as assigned by supervisory staff.

  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.

  • May transport residents to appointments, activities and outings.

  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities.

  • Attends in-service education to develop knowledge and skills in addictions, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders.

  • Completes all orientation and cross training modules.

  • Completes initial and annual competency requirements


  • Bachelor?s degree in Psychology, Social Services or Human Services

  • Experience providing mental health, eating disorders and/or substance abuse treatment services is preferred?


  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; behavioral therapy methods; the assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders; and familiarity with the principles of 12-step recovery.

  • Develops knowledge of eating disorders, chemical dependency and other relevant issues and demonstrates competency in providing and implementing resident care.

  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics.

  • Skilled in communicating ideas and instructions, verbally and in writing, clearly and concisely.

  • Duties involve contact with residents that may be threatening, aggressive, suicidal, and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.


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