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Behavioral Health Specialist

Company: Crossing Healthcare
Location: decatur
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationCrossing Recovery Center - Decatur, ILRemote TypeN/APosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level4 Year DegreeSalary RangeUndisclosedTravel PercentageUndisclosedJob ShiftAnyJob CategoryUndisclosedDescriptionBehavioral Health SpecialistPosition SummaryThe Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for helping to ensure quality flow with the daily operations of the Recovery Home (Transitions) and/or the Residential Treatment Facility. The Behavioral Health Specialist's role includes ensuring patients/residents are in compliance with the milieu and service expectations. Behavioral Health Specialists are also responsible for assisting with crisis management. This individual consults with medical and clinical staff on behavioral health issues of patients.Position StatusThis is a part-time or full-time, exempt position. Based upon work location, the Behavioral Health Specialist reports to the Recovery Home Manager or the Residential Supervisor. This position includes evening, overnight and/or weekend availability; as well as on-call rotation. QualificationsEducation and ExperienceBachelor Degree preferredCADC preferredSuccessful work history involving direct patient care is a plusCompetenciesAbility to work overnight and remain awake for entire shiftAbility to maintain confidentialityAbility to relate to persons of various economic levels and cultures Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions, accepting personal limitationsAbility to speak and write fluently in English; Spanish desirableAbility to work independently and interdependently within a clinic setting utilizing various accepted therapeutic modalities, adherence to a strong code of personal and professional ethicsProficiency in data entry, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skillsWillingness to pursue continuing educational opportunities and maintain compliance with professional licensure renewalPhysical RequirementsAbility to work in conditions that include exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissues, contagious diseases and/or other potentially hazardous materialsModerate physical exertion including frequent walking, standing, bending, reaching, carrying moderately heavy loads (up to 25 lbs.) and climbing stairsEssential Duties & ResponsibilitiesResponsible for intake of patients/residents into the Recovery Home and/or Residential Treatment Facility Ensures compliance of patients/residents with rules and expectationsImmediately report concerns of any nature to director supervisorUnder supervision, manages the care of patients in collaboration with other health professionals and members of the healthcare team in order to make decisions about treatment and attain health goalsReceives referrals, provides 1:1 support to patients/residents as warranted, and maintains and records all pertinent patient information in a secure and accurate mannerMay be required to work across multiple sites, including the community care campus and the jail settingVigilant to safety concerns and takes appropriate steps to ensure both patient and staff safetyPerforms other duties as required

Keywords: Crossing Healthcare, Decatur , Behavioral Health Specialist, Other , decatur, Illinois

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