Behavioral Health Specialist II

POSITION SUMMARY

The Behavioral Health Specialist II is an integral part of the team for the Psychiatric Acute Care Unit and Crisis Stabilization Unit, providing member and staff safety and therapeutic interactions with members. The Behavioral Health Specialist assists with the daily operations of the unit meeting the needs of members.  The Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for contributing to and creating a recovery-based environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

-Provides support and assistance to meet member needs including helping with ADLS (activity of daily living) as needed.

-Responds to psychiatric codes and intervenes pro-actively using de-escalation techniques (training provided by TGC) including the least restrictive interventions appropriate for the situation.

-Use of recovery-oriented, person-first language in all interactions, with a strong understanding and ability to demonstrate excellence in customer service.

-Conducts and documents group classes to promote skill building or education.

-Completes all required paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

-Monitors and reports behavior of members to the treatment team.

-Keeps unit safe, clean and comfortable for both members and staff.

-Works with the unit for compliance of safety issues and infection control.

-Works well under pressure, and able to work well with high acuity members and effectively de-escalate situation when needed.

-Collect and report member vital signs, height, and weight and meal percentages.

-Electronically document the status of each member every 15 minutes.

-Ensure compliance and adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and/or department. 

-Completes all required training within the required time frames.

-This position is categorized as essential staff.

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Required:

-Must be at least 21 years of age

-High School Diploma or GED

-Possess or have the ability to obtain an Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card 

-Reliability and schedule flexibility

Preferred:

-Two years' experience working in behavioral health, education, human services or caregiving

Accommodation(s)

TGC will provide reasonable accommodations 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.

The physical demands of this position warrant: Medium Work; Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 

I have reviewed and received a copy of this Job Description and Performance Appraisal/Competency assessment document.  I understand my job responsibilities and performance expectations/standards.  I further understand that I may be responsible for other activities not listed in this document.

CONFIDENTIALITY LEVEL:  Under Federal confidentiality laws, personnel of the Clinic may not disclose information about clients or personnel to anyone outside the Clinic without the person's prior written consent and may not disclose this information to others within the Clinic except on a "need to know basis". This includes any identifying information concerning current, past or prospective clients or personnel.

**The Guidance Center is an "At-Will" and equal opportunity employer.