Behavioral Health Specialist

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7151692 (Ref:16069-en_US)

Posted: June 3, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Psychiatry is recruiting a Full-Time Behavioral Health Specialist to provide assessment and therapy services to patients with mental health and substance use problems at Harris Health System's community health clinics.


This position is located at the Martin Luther King Clinic; 3550 Swingle Rd., Houston, TX 77047.

Job Duties

  • Provides Assessments for behavioral health problems for patients referred by health care providers at community clinics; appointments include elective appointments or walk-ins for patients in crisis or those with urgent needs.
  • Develops treatment plans for patients to address their mental health and substance use problems.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions of individual, group and family therapy for mental health and substance use problems.
  • Liaises with physicians, nurses, and psychiatry staff regarding patient care and treatment.
  • Completes required documentation and statistical reporting in a timely manner.
  • Provides curbside consultations to the primary care team.
  • Accommodates walk-in patients in crisis or with urgent needs.
  • Attends center staff meetings as required.
  • Attends CBHP faculty meetings.
  • Attends training classes or orientations as required by Harris Health or Baylor College of Medicine.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
  • No experience required.
  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A).

Position-Specific Requirements

  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders according to DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria.
  • Experience  in treating mental health disorders
  • Experience providing individual, group, and family counseling
  • Familiarity with and experience in referring patients to substance abuse treatment facilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of client/community resources and experience in developing relationships with same.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and EPIC Electronic Medical Record.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7151692 (Ref:16069-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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