Behavioral Specialist Job Description

Behavioral Specialist Job Description

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Behavioral specialist provides information and referrals to those in the community on resources to meet the mental health and substance abuse. Creates and maintains computerized authorization and clinical records on each client by entering complete assessment, clinical update, and authorization data for each provider contact.

Behavioral Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective behavioral specialist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included behavioral specialist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for research & building complex models
Provide insight on strategic asset allocation decisions, centrally involved in the firm’s thought leadership agenda related to defined contribution market and Institutional Investment Management
Deliver innovative, scalable, industry-leading investment tools
Participate in the development of defined contribution content, capabilities, and strategy with integration into sales practices and processes
Design and implement investment strategies to meet client requirements
Aid in identification of new investment trends, highlight solutions, idea conceptualizations to their enterprising efforts
Idea generation, conception, establishment of business cases, feasibility studies full project management
Aggregate, synthesize and conduct asset allocation research
Communicate research findings and investment views through a variety of media
Incorporate new market insight into our models, identify and react to non-model investment opportunities and risks

Behavioral Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Behavioral Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, BCBA, AED, DMHAS, ICD, LCSW, LICSW, PALS, ACLS

Education for Behavioral Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the behavioral specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Health, School Psychology, Substance Abuse, Conducting, Patient Care, Counseling, Special Education

Skills for Behavioral Specialist

Desired skills for behavioral specialist include:

Behavioral functional assessment
Curriculum and instruction
Theories and principles of behavior analysis
Use of MS Excel and MS Word
Conflict resolution
Behavioral intervention techniques
Mental illness
Microsoft Office and the learning capacity to learn other applications
Substance abuse and community resources
Ability to obtain information and provide care as needed

Desired experience for behavioral specialist includes:

Review of investment recommendations and evaluation of portfolio construction
Expand the scope of the existing oversight process to broaden the use/impact of asset classes
Assess behavioral needs, medical needs, functional abilities, home environment, finances, family and community supports, understanding of diagnosis and disabilities
Identify the impact of behaviors on a member’s health
Assist with discharge planning as appropriate
Discuss and document member stated health goals, and establish plan and objectives in order to meet goals

Behavioral Specialist Examples

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Behavioral Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of behavioral specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for behavioral specialist
  • Review Advanced Directives and other information with the member
  • Participate with other team members in developing and monitoring member care plans, including participation in care team meetings
  • Develop and facilitate the inclusion of primary care and primary behavioral health providers as care team members
  • Act as a resource to teams and shares knowledge regarding best practices and interventions
  • Document care plan in member’s record which focuses on SMART goals and interventions, member contacts, and revise written care plan as needed
  • Assesses member’s need for Case Management services if the service was purchased by the account
  • Be responsible for identifying and engaging patients within the primary care population with high risk behavioral health and substance abuse conditions
  • Collaborate effectively with Primary care treatment team to develop effect care plans that outline treat to target metrics identified from valid measurement tools to assess and document baseline symptom severity
  • Participate in regularly scheduled caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s medical provider
Qualifications for behavioral specialist
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment using the latest diagnostic and statistical manual, writing treatment plans, conducting group therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, and/or partial hospitalization programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience of working in an integrated behavioral health model within a primary care setting
  • Knowledge of learning theory and behavioral medicine
  • Knowledge of state regulations and LCSW standards related to client treatment, patient rights, and client/patient confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team, and in a primary care environment
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a behavioral health, customer service, or related field required
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Behavioral Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of behavioral specialist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for behavioral specialist
  • Works with LICSW and referral specialist on finding community resources for patient when indicated, ensuring patient connection with OP provider
  • Attend mandatory trainings relating to work role as scheduled
  • Deep dive into data using query tools or Tableau Reports identifying TMC savings
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual finance reports
  • Provide claim metrics for market level dashboards
  • Build improved unit and utilization analytics to help matrix partners manage the business
  • Provide detailed behavioral claims analysis and reports for behavioral TBH and ASO business
  • Provide impact analysis for new initiatives or legislative laws
  • Formalize trend projections and planning by inputting identified drivers
  • Collaborate with CIMA as we transfer from DDW warehouse to CCW
Qualifications for behavioral specialist
  • Master's Degree with advanced licensure with formal sequence in Education is strongly preferred
  • Current Rhode Island teaching license preferred
  • Three to five years' experience working with children in a behavioral setting
  • Experience in implementing and conducting training programs in a large institutional/corporate setting for staff members - "Train the Trainor"
  • Employees in this position work in a psychiatric setting under stressful conditions associated with care of psychiatrically impaired, aggressive, and sometimes, self-injurious individuals
  • Recent Afghanistan expertise (within the last 5 years)
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Behavioral Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of behavioral specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for behavioral specialist
  • Propose new projects/behavior change interventions which outcomes will support Nestlé businesses in promoting people’s healthier eating behaviors
  • Develop scientific competences in eating behavioral change coach and guide other team members in this field of expertise
  • Function as a primary contact for members with behavioral health needs with the depth of engagement ranging from coaching interventions to intensive case management interventions
  • Independently review patient admission H&P and medical records of patients admitting to the hospitals to identify individuals with existing psychiatric and substance use disorders and patients with risk factors present for psychiatric and substance use disorders, including risk of suicide/homicide
  • Develop plan to reduce/mitigate risk factors identified
  • Provide evaluation and brief, solution focused psychotherapy including engagement in and motivation to pursue behavioral health treatment
  • Based on evaluation and established criteria, assign patient to appropriate level of care
  • Collaborate with Acute Care Manager(s) and provide referral and navigation to specialized BH treatment services post discharge
  • Coordinate care with Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist, and medical team including Hospitalists, Nursing, and Acute care Managers
  • Have work hours that may include evenings and weekends
Qualifications for behavioral specialist
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in social work, counseling, health education, psychology, or behavioral health
  • Minimum 2 years in relevant setting (health care and/or behavioral health)
  • Comfort with a patient-centered approach
  • Aptitude in problem-solving and behavioral change strategies
  • Ability to serve as a critical liaison to facilitate connections between people
  • Ability and willingness to work in a time-limited, structured, and solution-focused environment
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a behavioral specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for behavioral specialist
  • Monitor and assist clients during the hygiene routine
  • Assist clients with scheduled phone calls
  • Conduct safety checks for new admissions current clients if necessary
  • Assist with manual holds/restraints
  • Monitor and assist during unit visitation
  • If necessary, minimally organize the unit
  • Conduct room sweeps for contraband or dangerous items
  • Complete daily client observations sheets for assigned client/s
  • Monitor group for appropriate client behaviors
  • Assist with “Receive and Evaluate” client/s
Qualifications for behavioral specialist
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in counseling or psychology
  • Must have experience in a clinical setting with a working knowledge of a variety of medical concerns mental health and chemical dependency treatment
  • Experience in child and family health clinic setting, collaborating with pediatricians, assessment of ADHD, brief behavioral interventions for common child-rearing problems, family conflict, parenting skills, childhood depression and anxiety
  • Experience in translating academic research managing and driving complex projects
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in the S&T area internally or externally
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the field of eating or health behavior change and interventions promoting healthier eating behaviors
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Behavioral Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of behavioral specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for behavioral specialist
  • Collaborates with attending physicians and treatment team to ensure continuity of services
  • Conducts functional assessments as appropriate
  • Develops observational strategies and assists living area staff engage in measurement of target behaviors
  • Develops, trains and implements intervention strategies to effectively address target behaviors
  • Maintains an active presence on the living areas of the targeted persons
  • Provides enrichment/enhancement activities and/or provides group coverage for the psychology department as indicated and directed by supervisor
  • Provides training for paraprofessionals with the programs in the areas of behavior management skills and affective education
  • Coordinates and conducts individual parent training sessions as needed
  • Assists parents in locating and obtaining community resources which are available to students and their families
  • Updates and maintains information concerning parent training
Qualifications for behavioral specialist
  • Familiarity with psychopharmacology preferred
  • 5-8 years experience in behavioral health with preference given for prior managed care experience
  • An Associates Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science and two years of experience involving the application of behavior modification principles
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities
  • Masters Degree in Psychology from an accredited program
  • 1 year's experience working with MR/DD preferably in a residential, health or treatment related setting

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