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Behavioral Health Specialist

Cleveland, OH, USA Req #454
Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Under the direction of the Director of
Operations and reporting to the Team Supervisor, The Behavioral Health Specialist
participates in the clinical team by providing care and care coordination to
individuals with mental health needs. Provides integrated care by ensuring that
whole person health needs are met, including primary and behavioral healthcare,
as well as substance abuse services. Works collaboratively with other team
members. Uses care coordination skills with individuals, their families, and
both internal and external providers to ensure seamless care. Links client to
health promotion and wellness activities and helps to make linkages to
community services. Maintains a therapeutic relationship with clients on
his/her team in meeting the biopsychosocial needs of the client.


·A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or a mental health
related field. If in a

related field, must have two years care
coordination or case management experience.

·A valid driver’s license in the State of Ohio with access to an
insured vehicle for client


·The ability and desire to work closely with other team members.

·The ability to form effective therapeutic relationships to engage
clients in the mutual

assessment of problems and goal-setting, and to
help coordinate care plans from initial

contact through end of service.

·Excellent oral and written communication skills

·The ability to make sound decisions under stressful conditions

·Demonstrated clinical skills, and an ability to organize and
prioritize tasks.

·An awareness of and sensitivity to the cultural diversity of the
populations served.


·Provides community psychiatric support and care coordination
which includes health

promotion, comprehensive transitional care,
individual and family support, and referral,

linkage and advocacy relative to community

·Conducts level of care assessment.

·Provides services to clients as related to social determinants of
health including, but not limited to:

o Housing/Neighborhood/Environmental needs

o Social Supports/Community and Peer needs

o Economic needs

o Education and Vocational needs

·Regularly monitors client status and service utilization to
ensure that appropriate level of

care is maintained.

·Works with clients to develop individualized treatment plans and
performs treatment

plan reviews and updates.

·Communicates vital treatment information from external providers
to The Centers

treatment team in order to coordinate client

·Works on a multidisciplinary service team, in collaboration with
Nurses, Physicians, and

Pharmacists to achieve positive client health

·Actively assists clients in obtaining and maintaining
comprehensive healthcare.

·Attends medical appointments with clients as needed. Transports
and/or accompanies

clients to appointments as needed.

·Provides ongoing communication to client, healthcare teams, and
client’s support

network to ensure follow-up and coordinated

·Performs basic administrative tasks related to the job, which
includes but not limited to:

o completion of clinical records, forms and reports

o completion and posting of progress notes within 24 hours of
service (Policy P207.00)

o completion of daily tracking log

o completion of required weekly billable hours

·Performs other duties as assigned.


·Prior experience working with SPMI adults.

·Using creativity and a drive for results, act as a liaison for
the client to receive

community resources.

·A working knowledge of the stages of growth and development and
family dynamics.

·The ability to understand and accept a team approach to service
delivery, and agency

and program philosophy and goals.


This job operates in a professional office
environment and the community. This role routinely uses standard office
equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for
extended periods of time, stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and reach with
hands and arms. It requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and
bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

This job description is not intended to be a
complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and
is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in
accordance with the needs of The Centers. Since no position description can
detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to
time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be
inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to
the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the job holder's

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Cleveland, OH, USA