LINES OF AUTHORITY: This position is supervised by the
designated Clinical Site Supervisor, Out of Home Supervisor and/or Clinical
Director. This position does not supervise
any personnel; however, this position will function in the role of CFT
Facilitator/Coach for teams that are dealing with complex cases.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Out of Home/BHT Specialist II will play an
active role in the Child and Family team process for children with complex
needs that may not be able to be served in their home or community. The BHT Specialist II may provide multiple
services to clients and families, including, but not limited to Child and
Family Team Facilitations, Case Management, Life Skills Training, Family
Support, Health Education and Counseling. The BHT Specialist II may be assigned
as a Managing Clinician to clients placed out of home/out of area services and
may also serve as a resource on teams where they are not the managing clinician
in order to arrange for services outside Mohave County. The Specialist II will complete additional
services in support of coordination of care, activities required for approval
and reimbursement of providers (this will include but not be limited to
completion of authorizations, contracts, and single-case agreements) and will be
expected to maintain an acceptable level of productivity as measured by
billable hours/service value.
- Engages with the client, family and other involved
parties through face-to-face and phone interactions and works with the client
and family to build trust, encourage hope, and ensure ongoing engagement in
behavioral health services.
- Assist the client and family in development of the
Child and Family Team and works positively as a member of the treatment team.
When necessary, coordinates care including documentation in case notes,
Behavioral Health Service Plan Review of Progress (BHSP-ROP) and the
distribution of information.
- Completes additional and ongoing assessments as
needed to assess needs/monitor progress of the client and family.
- Assists the client/family in creating and
utilizing safety/crisis plans. Triage and stabilize emergency situations with
clients and families.
- Participates in the development and monitoring of
Behavioral Health Service Plans (BHSP's)
- Assists client/families in finding necessary
resources other than covered services to meet basic needs.
- Communicates and coordinates client care with
family members, behavioral and medical health providers and community resources evidenced by documentation, release of information and reports to state
- Performs the functions of a Dedicated Case Manager
(DCM) when assigned identified high needs children developing a highly
integrated wrap-around plan with the child and family team. The Out of Home Specialist II works at
linking and referring families to services, preventing out of home placement
and advocating for child and family in the education setting.
- Manages caseload and completes required
documentation in compliance with agency.
- Provides case management and other Covered
Behavioral Health services, in accordance with the BHSP, meeting the agency's
direct service provision standard.
- Provides customer service to internal and external
- Participates in the Performance Improvement
processes in the Clinic.
- This employee must work well under pressure meeting
multiple and sometimes multiples and sometimes conflicting deadlines. The employee shall at all times demonstrate
cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Able to effectively de-escalate clients using
techniques as trained and outlined in approved crisis intervention models.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES (OUT OF HOME
- The primary responsibility of the assigned
Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)/Out of Home Specialist II is to provide
clinical oversight of the person's care, ensure the clinical soundness of the
assessment/ treatment process, and service as the point of contact,
coordinating and communicating with the person's team and other system where
clinical knowledge of the care is important.
- With the leadership of site supervisor, Out of Home
Supervisor, and/or Children's Clinical Director the Specialist II provides
guidance to Child and Family Teams when there are teams that are investigating a
higher level of care because community based services have been
unsuccessful. As directed by the
supervisors/director, provides Child and Family Teams with information and
coordination and continuity of care and information regarding placement
requirements, coordinates recommendations, and completes and coordinates
relevant documentation and paperwork for overseeing agencies (including RBHA
and placement agencies, and, when applicable, AHCCCS and other overseeing agencies). Acts as a point of reference for information
regarding care utilization and placing facilities, as well as communication
with the Medication Management team at RBHA.
- Performs tasks related to Out of Home placements
including documentation completion, relationship building and maintenance
(stakeholders, service providers, and oversight agencies), and coordination
with medical staff and teams within and outside the agency. Coordinates level of care recommendations and
- Frequent interaction with clients and their
- Interfaces with peers, clinical team members and
managers, and internal /external customers and stakeholders.
- Collaborates with community resources/referral
Qualifications and Experience
- Master's degree in a behavioral health related
- Bachelor's degree in Social Science or Human
Services or other Bachelor's degree and two years' behavioral health work
experience or a Bachelor's degree in a non-behavioral health field and 30
semester hours in behavioral health education, or
- Associate's degree in a behavioral health field
and four years behavioral work experience or an Associate's degree in a
non-behavioral health related field and 30 semester hours in behavioral health
education and five years behavioral
health work experience.
- Valid AZ driver's license and proof of insurance
- Arizona fingerprint clearance or ability to
obtain upon hire
- 21 yrs. of age or older
- Ability to be certified in CPR and First Aid
- Prior experience working with children and
families in a variety of settings.
- Experience working with clients with complex
- Knowledge of community resources available,
including benefits and entitlement process, as well as an understanding of
- Understanding of client/family-centered care
- Basic skills: strong written and verbal
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the
ability to facilitate a team or group
- Complex problem-solving skills including
conflict resolution skills.
- Technical skills including windows computer
program, copier, fax
- Resource management skills.
FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
conducting assessments and/or providing treatment to special populations are
able, through training and experience as well as through agency-specific
observation or testing of performance to demonstrate competency in the
Staff responsible for providing
services to substance using members have appropriate training, education, and
experience, and demonstrate competency.
Staff must be able to gather and
assess information about:
- The relationship of each member's physical
status to the substance use.
- The nature of the emotional compulsion to use
alcohol and/or other drugs.
- The intensity of the member's preoccupation with
using alcohol/and/or other drugs.
Staff must also demonstrate competency in their ability to:
- Interpret information about a member's use of
alcohol and/or other drugs.
- Develop a written summary and/or treatment plan
based on member's problems and needs;
- Provide appropriate services.
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Staff responsible for providing services to child and
adolescent members have appropriate training, education, and experience, and
- Staff demonstrated knowledge of growth and
development of children and adolescents.
- Staff demonstrates their ability to develop
treatment plans and services based on member's problem and needs.
- Staff demonstrates knowledge and skill in
working with family systems.
SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL
Staff responsible for providing services to seriously
mentally ill members have appropriate training, education, and experience, and
- Staff has knowledge and ability to gather and
interpret information about seriously mentally ill people.
- Staff understands the member's needs and the
range, intensity, and duration of care, habilitation and rehabilitation
Staff responsible for providing services to members with
intellectual disabilities have appropriate training, education, and experience,
and demonstrate competency.
- Staff has knowledge and ability to gather and
interpret information about a member with an intellectual disability.
- Staff understands the member's needs and the range,
intensity, and duration of care, habilitation or rehabilitation required.
- Able to cope with emotional demands as they
- Able to sit for extended periods of time.
- Able to hear ordinary conversation and phone
- Computer, printer, fax, copy machine and company
- Air conditioned and/or heated office settings
and clients' homes.
Mohave Mental Health Clinic, Inc., will provide reasonable
accommodation for individuals with disabilities, unless it would cause undue
hardship. We define reasonable
accommodation as any change in the work environment or in the way a job is
performed that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment
opportunities. We will make a good faith
effort to list any special requirements in our job descriptions.