Senior Behavioral Health Specialist 107 views
- Experience Level Mid-Level
- Total Years Experience 3-5
- Education Master's Degree
ABOUT THE POSITION: CCSI is contracted by Monroe County (MC) Family Access and Connection Team (FACT) program and MC Department of Human Services, Family Services. The Senior Behavioral Health Specialist works to ensure behavioral health and developmental issues are considered and addressed for children and their families who may be at risk of or considered for out of home/congregate care placement with DHS Child & Family Services, MC OMH and/or MC Family Court. The Senior BHS works in concert with all community partner agencies and providers to collaborate planning to minimize re-traumatization and promote better outcomes for youth and families. The role provides consultation and education with community partners, promotes cross-systems collaboration, and leads the team of Behavioral Specialists within Monroe County programs, including supervision, training and mentoring.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Conduct strength-based and cross system assessments on a reduced specialized caseload.
- Convene and facilitate Family Meetings to create an individualized plan of care that is based on a family’s strengths and needs, maximizing use of informal supports and engaging services only when necessary.
- Build effective linkages and relationships with informal and community supports, child and family serving systems, schools and other formal supports.
- Complete all systems requirements of MCDHS, MC Probation and the MCOMH.
- Convene regular, higher level of care consultation groups or individual meetings in which out of home or congregate care placements are considered.
- Attend meetings with residential and other service providers as needed, with a goal of assessing complex challenges and contributing to stabilization planning.
- Utilize a trauma informed lens to inform service decisions.
- Complete assessments and provide technical assistance and training to other program staff who may also be qualified to complete assessments.
- Compile, review, and summarize mental health histories for children, as requested by supervisors.
- Act as liaison for children active with Dept. of Human Services Child & Family Services who are in the Emergency Department or hospital for behavioral health needs.
- Supervise Behavioral Health Specialists within Monroe County Child & Family Services, including monthly team meetings.
- Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: To be successful in this position, you will need to be competent in:
- Communicating effectively
- Building collaborative relationships
- Valuing diversity and fostering an inclusive environment
- Striving for self-development and taking initiative to be resourceful
- Problem-solving both independently and with others
- Knowledge of Child Welfare, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, Developmental Disabilities, and Juvenile Justice/Family Court systems.
- Understanding and integration of principles of Trauma Informed care.
- Computer proficiency including experience with information systems and database maintenance/queries.
- Ability to engage with families positively and productively and use strategies outside the parameters of standard service delivery.
- Strong telephone skills including clarity and engagement.
- Ability to be flexible, organized, and work independently, while amendable to supervision.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree; masters or licensed mental health professional preferred (licensure-eligible highly desired) plus five years’ experience in child/family behavioral health, or equivalent education and work experience (see CCSI’s equivalency chart).
- Satisfactory completion of required background screenings: criminal (OMH), sex offenders, driving, drug, CPS and Probation.
- Valid Class D New York State Driver License and access to motor vehicle to meet transportation requirements of position.
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Respect the confidential nature of all CCSI and CCSI customer information you are exposed to in the course of your work performance. Staff working directly with protected health information /electronically stored protected health information, personally identifiable information, and other patient/consumer/customer data, will abide by the specific procedures and policies outlined by CCSI’s Code of Conduct and CCSI’s Privacy and Security Policies, New York State regulations and Federal regulations.
OPERATING PRINCIPLES AND DEMONSTRATED BEHAVIORS:
Ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values through behaviors and actions. These operating principles are expected of all employees in all roles. All applicants (internal and external) must evidence their attitudes/behaviors as part of the application process:
- Excellence in Customer Service
- Honoring People and Their Work
- Individualized Work/Life Integration
- Community Connectedness
- Diversity & Inclusion