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Behavioral Health Specialist II (AP) (BH)

Company: RHA Health Services, LLC
Location: Asheville
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support. RHA is dedicated to supporting people as they strive for increasing independence, personal growth and opportunities in their communities. The guiding principle of RHA is that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to independence, recovery and wellness is unique. Our approach to care puts the needs of the people and communities we serve at the center of every decision.

Calling all compassionate and caring behavioral health specialists who are looking to partner with a community based service provider offering mental health and substance abuse services where individuals live and work.

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for dedicated Behavioral Health Specialists (Associate Professionals) to join our interdisciplinary healthcare team providing support to individuals in residential, school, workplace and community settings.

In this dynamic and rewarding role, there is an emphasis on creating interventions that are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills, and achievement of the highest level of functioning for the client in the community.

If you're looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first!

Job Responsibilities

As a Behavioral Health Specialist you will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and revision to the Person Centered Plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Additional responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Specialist include:

  • Facilitating relationships and serving as a link between the company, parents, guardians, local agencies and the community
  • Minimizing the negative effects of psychiatric symptoms or substance dependence that interfere with the recipient's daily living and personal development, providing supportive counseling
  • Supporting the client in the development of various skill building activities, including: daily and community living skills, socialization skills, adaptation skills, and behavior and anger management
  • Participating in a first responder on-call system available to consumers and/or his/her natural support network on a 24/7/365 basis; coordinates "first response" resources according to consumer need and the PCP
  • Performing Case Management functions of linking and arranging for services and referrals
  • Working closely with other clinical/professional staff to maintain communication and providing feedback, standardizing procedures and expediting PCP implementation
  • Ensuring that all initial and re-authorizations for services occur in a timely fashion
  • Monitoring utilization of service to ensure that it is effective, appropriate, and within the limits set forth in both rule, PCP, and the service authorization
    Candidates for the Behavioral Health Specialist role are considered "Associate Professionals" based on the following criteria:

    Education:

    Must meet one of the following combinations of education and experience:
    • Graduate of a college or university with a Masters degree in a human service field with less than one year of full-time, post-graduate degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served.
    • Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a human service field with less than two years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served
    • Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field other than human services with less than four years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served.

      Definitions:
      • Human Service Degrees Include: Social Service, Sociology, Psychology, or other Human Service Degrees.
      • Populations Served Include: Mentally Ill-Child, Mentally Ill- Adult, Substance Abuse-Adult, Substance Abuse-Child

        Additional requirements of the Behavioral Health Specialist include:
        • Must meet the education, experience, licensure/certification requirements specified by the service definition of the service being provided
        • Valid driver's license and automotive insurance required
        • CPR, first aid, NCI and/or relevant certification, a plus
          Benefits:
          • Competitive compensation program including regular performance feedback and coaching
          • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed and Pharmacy Insurance,
          • Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions, resolve medical claims issues and basically does the leg-work for employees
          • Offering free diabetic medication and supplies
          • 401(k) retirement savings program with Wells Fargo
          • Paid Time Off
          • Company sponsored Life and AD&D Insurance
          • Extensive Wellness Programs including company paid scholarships for healthy weight management and nicotine cessation, several wellness challenges and rewards through the year.
          • Free Annual Health Screening and Wellness coaching event.
          • Discounted medical premiums for nicotine free employees.
          • Free CPR, first aid, and job-specific training opportunities
          • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve

            If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

            #CB

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