Behavioral Health Specialist - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - AMS (90007602)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7084132 (Ref:8380-en_US)

Posted: August 27, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Due to current COVID situation, this position will have the opportunity to work remotely partially.


The Department of Psychiatry is recruiting Full Time Position will provide assessment and therapy services to patients with mental health and substance use problems at community health homeless clinics of Harris Health System.

Location: El Franco Lee Clinic, 8901 Boone Rd


Job Purpose

Position will provide assessment and therapy services to patients with mental health and substance use problems at community health clinics of HCHD.

Job Duties

  • Provides assessment for behavioral health problems for patients referred by health care providers at community clinics: elective appointments or walk-ins of patients in crisis or with urgent needs.
  • Develops treatment plans for patients to address their mental health and substance use problems.
  • Provides therapeutic interventions of individual, group and family therapy for mental health and substance use problems.
  • Liaison 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 Hh=HS or BCM.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in 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.
  • Computer skills--Microsoft Word, Excel and EPIC (electronic medical record).  
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish.





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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