Behavioral Health Specialist

Location: Salem, OR
Date Posted: 02-19-2018
Behavioral Health Specialist
About Us:
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in the Medical Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of medical professionals for both premier private sector clients and in support of our military and government clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs.
We are currently accepting qualified applications for a Behavioral Health Specialist to support one of our Government clients in Salem, OR.
In order to successfully meet the performance objectives, the Behavioral Health Specialist should possess the following knowledge/skills:
  • The BHP must have a minimum of two years of experience providing mental health services in a supervised setting.
  • A range of experiences in terms of clientele and professional activities is preferred.
  • An understanding of available systems of care and experience collaborating with social service agencies to integrate resources, plan, and deliver comprehensive services, is considered essential.
  • Knowledge of military culture and issues (e.g., combat-related stress, family separation, reunion and reintegration) and experience intervening with military personnel is also preferred.
  • The BHP must have a developing expertise in conducting mental status evaluations.
  • Experience conducting fitness for duty evaluations is preferred.
  • Ability to make accurate assessments of service members' mental status under the direct supervision of the Senior Behavioral Health Officer.
  • This assessment may be conducted with limited available collateral information and with service members who have a vested interest in appearing well.
  • Thus, the BHP must be skilled enough to make sound clinical decisions in the context of diagnostic uncertainty.
  • Ability to make referrals to and link service members to appropriate resources.
  • Confidence to make affirmative recommendations based on the results of evaluations.
  • The BHP must be willing and able to act on the results of evaluations.
  • This will require substantial interpersonal confidence and comfort in a role that may seem adversarial to some service members.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with personnel at all levels. The objective is that the BHP be viewed as a resource and asset from the brigade to unit level.
  • Computer skills sufficient to create, maintain, and send reports.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Assist in identifying problems and gaps in service in current behavioral health delivery system and devising methods to improve and enhance system.
  • Contractor must be prepared to work in Oregon with periodic travel within assigned Oregon region.
Behavioral Health Professional (BHP):
  • Evaluates and monitors the mental status of ORARNG personnel in accordance with military regulations, to include the AR 40-501. Performs initial assessment, determines provisional diagnosis, formulates appropriate treatment plan, and provides follow up evaluation.
  • Advises respective Brigade personnel on behavioral health issues; consults with and trains military commands and service professionals as needed.
  • Assists the ORARNG Director of Psychological Health (DPH) and Medical Readiness NCOs (MRNCOs) and Care Coordinators in identifying and providing for service members dealing with behavioral health related difficulties.
  • Assists the MRNCO in identifying and monitoring personnel "at risk" for developing psychological problems in the future.
  • Creates and maintains a database of providers for referrals, comprised of licensed and credentialed behavioral health professionals who demonstrate knowledge of military culture, assessment and treatment of the type of BH needs common to a service member (SM).
  • Connects identified service members with available resources, and monitors compliance, progress, and outcomes of any remediation.
  • Partners with and augments activities of the Service Member and Family Support Office (SMFS), Office of the Chaplain, Oregon Substance Abuse Program (OSAP), and other Guard entities and programs related to psychological well-being.
  • Collaborates with behavioral health personnel at all organizational levels, from brigade to unit level.
  • Assists in identifying problems and gaps in service in the current behavioral health delivery system, devising methods to improve and enhance the system.
  • Maintains a working knowledge and proficiency in linkage and referral to the array of resources available to ORARNG personnel.
  • Maintains Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) standards and guidelines.
  • Enters clinical documentation and paperwork into the appropriate data system within 72 hours of service being rendered, including but not limited to MEDCHART, eProfile, Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP), and the DOD Case Management System (CMS).
  • Ensures all medical documentation received from the Soldier and/or their medical/BH providers is received and placed in appropriated electronic record, as well as the Soldier's hard copy record. Maintain Soldier medical records in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 40-66.
  • Maintains a management reporting system to include database spreadsheets. Operates a personal computer to input, store, retrieve, and manipulate data for various reports. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Completes a variety of correspondence, reports, and other documents. Proofreads/edits correspondence and documents for correct grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and format, as well as errors that would lead the intended recipients to draw faulty conclusions.
  • Performs other responsibilities and tasks which meet the organizational needs of the medical branch.
The Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) must possess:
  • A master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from a graduate program fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • A valid license issued by the appropriate Oregon State licensing board (i.e. Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists) or show documentation that the BHP is working towards completion of their supervised hours for licensure (2 year process).
  • The BHP will either possess or acquire a Secret security clearance and pass all criteria necessary for employment.
Interested candidates may apply at or fax resumes to 210-568-4518.
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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