Job Function Health Care Specialist
Experience Level Entry Level
Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health is a community based, healthcare provider of substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring disorder treatment services. The agency is certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health as a provider of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment services and accredited through CARF as a provider of Integrated Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health services at all of its locations.
Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health is a growing company looking for motivated and energetic individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of our clients. We offer a full range of benefits along with opportunities for career growth and advancement.
Mission Statement: Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health will positively impact the health and well-being of every life we touch.
Vision Statement: Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health will be the mental health and substance abuse provider of choice by providing exceptional client care.
Values: Compassion for all clients, families, and communities we serve; accountability in our financial and healthcare practices; service as a theme for how we conduct our business in all aspects; and quality, which must be paramount to everything that we do.
Associate degree and general experience in non-medical social services, or two years post-secondary education with one-year experience in non-medical social services or equivalent experience in education/training. A Class E Driver’s License may be required. The ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds is required. Current certification in CPR/First Aid may be required. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in groups and public settings is essential. Must respect and maintain confidentiality of all aspects of client treatment
Must pass background check provided for the agency by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Family Care Safety Registry which includes the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services. Must not be on any “do not hire” list with the Department of Mental Health or the Missouri Division of Family Services.
Staff must demonstrate intellectual vigor and communication skills in the interpretation and presentation of clinical subject matter; promote positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude toward clients and peers; exhibits initiative, innovation and creativity resulting in improved clinical outcomes and client comprehension of issues as well as improved clinical operating efficiency of their work focus or the agency as a whole; demonstrates concern for and sensitivity to the needs of clients and staff; appears to leave a favorable and lasting influence on clients; puts forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others; and enhances the image of their department and of Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health.
Employees in this position are required to apply for Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor (MAADC) credentials within 60 days. Employees are required to maintain the certifications and/or licenses possessed when hired and those gained while an employee of this agency. Any lapsed certification or license may be grounds for discipline, removal from a position, or termination of employment.
This position requires excellent communication skills and an ability to facilitate education groups for adults. This person must be able to function as a Behavioral Health Technician as needed. This job classification is covered under the agency’s Exposure Control Plan. Employees in this job classification may reasonably anticipate being occupationally exposed to infectious materials. Regular and consistent attendance is an essential job function. This position may require overtime.
Provides the services of a Behavioral Health Technician as required or directed.
Prepares and presents in approved format, educational materials to clients.
Prepares and presents educational materials to the public.
Provides an environment for learning and discussion that is safe, supportive, respectful, and culturally sensitive.
Acquires adult education training as identified and scheduled by supervisor.
Attends one hour of face-to-face supervision on a weekly basis with assigned supervisor.
Evaluates and communicates client participation in groups to team members.
Documents client attendance, level of participation, synopsis, and summary of each group facilitated.
Observes and maintains standards in accordance with agency policy and procedure manual.