Under the general supervision of the Team Leader/Program Director and the Behavioral Health Specialist I, the Behavioral Health Specialist II functions as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. As part of the team with shared caseloads, the Behavioral Health Specialist II assists individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness in their personal recovery by engaging with them in their setting and developing a healthy working relationship. Once a working relationship is developed, the Behavioral Health Specialist I works in collaboration with the individual and the rest of the IMT Team, to obtain/maintain basic needs including housing, food and clothing, live safely in their community, address substance use issues, connect and monitor health care, obtain appropriate entitlements, facilitate psychiatric care, assist with vocational goals, and other recovery – oriented objectives. This position participates in the provision of crisis intervention services to participants 24 hours a day, seven days a week, within the community.
THIS IS A FIELD OPPORTUNITY
Licensed as one of the following:
A minimum of two years clinical experience working with individuals with serious mental illness, substance use, homelessness and criminal justice involvement.