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Behavioral Health Specialist - FT
Title:Behavioral Health Specialist - FT
Dept:40 - Counseling

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing a wide array of behavioral health services (Substance Use Disorder and mental health) and treatment for the residents of Donna Hanson Haven (DHH), a Catholic Charities housing property serving individuals who experience chronic homelessness.  This position will provide direct behavioral health services to residents, and behavioral health consultation for DHH administrative and direct services staff. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job. 

  1. In accordance with state and federal regulations and standards provide high quality clinical services, including Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health counseling, therapy, case management, care coordination, and behavior management to DHH residents and guests.
  2. Provide support and consultation to DHH staff to ensure policies and procedures are trauma informed and person-centered within the parameters of federal housing standards.
  3. Maintain all documentation of behavioral health direct care and consultations according to contract, state and federal guidelines; and state and federal privacy standards.
  4. Meet regularly with CCC Director to develop a high quality, therapeutic environment for DHH residents and staff. 
  5. Other duties as assigned.
  6. Performs as a team member to assure that performance measures are met.
  7. Adhere to the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Doctrine.
  8. Performs related functions necessary to support the mission and core values of Catholic Charities.

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below.  These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job. 

Education/Experience:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a current Washington State CDP(T) credential and LMHC(A), LICSW(A).  At least 2 years’ experience working with persons impacted by chronic homelessness and co-occurring disorders. 

Certificates/Licenses:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must a have a valid Driver’s License and ability to drive for work use. Successfully pass background check applicable to position. 

Physical Abilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:

  • Regularly sit, stand, climb, walk, hear/listen, talk
  • Frequently lift up to 10 pounds, pull/push, carry, grasp, reach
  • Occasionally crawl, stoop, kneel
  • Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses, ability to focus

Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:

  • Adaptability:  ability to adapt to changes, delays or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Analytical Ability:  ability to maintain focus for extended periods of time; ability to complete research projects with resourcefulness and persistence; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information; ability to use intuition and experience to complement existing data.
  • Attendance: ability to consistently arrive and be able to work as scheduled.
  • Computer/Technical Ability:  working knowledge of: Word Processing software, Spreadsheet software, Internet software.   Ability to work with computerized database and knowledge of billing procedures and filing procedures.
  • Dependability:  ability to follow instructions, both in written and verbal format; ability to respond to management direction; ability to complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan when necessary.
  • Interpersonal Skills:  ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others, excellent customer service skills and a good overall understanding of appropriate human relations. Awareness of and sensitivity to the service population’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics.  Ability to ask questions and gather information in a non-threatening manner.  Ability to respond in a gentle and professional manner to persons experiencing emotional trauma or crisis. 
  • Judgment:  ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment; ability to explain reasoning for decisions.
  • Language Ability:  ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to apply screening criteria in order to determine appropriateness for services.
  • Mathematical Ability: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Motor Coordination: the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, fingers, and feet accurately and handle precise movements.
  • Problem Solving Ability:  ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature.
  • Quality Management:  ability to complete duties, on time and with absolute precision, at least 95% of the time; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one’s work as well as the work of others;  ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work.
  • Reasoning Abilityability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Supervisory Skills:  this job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Workplace Environmental Conditions

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee will be:

  • Noise Conditions: exposed during a shift to constant or intermittent sounds at moderate to loud levels of sound dependent upon daily activities.
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