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Behavioral Health Specialist V

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: MEXIA
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job/Position DescriptionBehavioral Health Specialist V The Mexia State Supported Living Center (SSLC) is seeking an experienced Behavioral Health Specialist to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical care to residents of the SSLC. As the Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Services, you will work at the SSLC campus with a dynamic group of staff and professionals who are dedicated to providing supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is a team environment where staff clinicians collaborate to provide comprehensive care and services. To learn more about the SSLCs, exas.gov/services/disability/intellectual-or-developmental-disabilities-idd-long-term-care. The State of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.The most important characteristic about State Supported Living Center employees is that we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision statement is and#147;Individuals served at State Supported Living Centers will experience the highest quality of life, supported through a comprehensive array of services designed to maximize well-being, dignity, and respect.and#148; The Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Services is accountable for the delivery of behavioral health services, including behavioral health assessments, therapeutic interventions, skill acquisition plans, and behavioral consultation, and serves as a member of the Unit and Interdisciplinary Teams. Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating behavior support plans (including comprehensive functional behavioral assessments), psychiatric support plans, skill acquisition plans, staff training, data collection and reporting, and program evaluation as assigned. Provides technical supervision and ensures training and feedback to staff responsible for implementing behavior support plans, psychiatric support plans, counseling plans and skill acquisition plans, using appropriate supervisory/management staff for assistance as needed. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to psychological service provision. Acts as Director of Behavioral Health Services in the his/her temporary absence. The Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Services oversees the implementation of individual support plans for individuals who have complex needs and who may exhibit aggressive, self-injurious and/or other challenging behaviors. Plans, assigns and oversees the work of other behavioral health specialists and other clinicians in the Behavioral Health Services Department. The work schedule varies situationally based upon service needs. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Assistant Director of Behavioral Health is hired and directly supervised by the Unit Director in consultation with the Director of Behavioral Health Services (Unit Model) or hired and directly supervised by the Director of Behavioral Health Services (Departmental Model). Professional supervision is provided by the Director of Behavioral Health Services or designee.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even hsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job/_profile.cfm?szOrderID=470775 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Waco , Behavioral Health Specialist V, Other , MEXIA, Texas

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