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Full Time Behavioral Health Specialist

Company: Johnson County, Kansas
Location: Olathe
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:


A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking always to improve ourselves and our organization. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and much more! If you're searching for something more than just a job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government! Johnson County Mental Health is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of a Full-time, Behavioral Health Specialist for the Youth Crisis Center, a new program at the Johnson County Mental Health Center. The unit has 24/7 operations and typically individuals stay in the program for up to 3-5 days. This position is eligible for a shift differential specific to overnight hours($1.50/hr), weekend hours ($0.75/hr), and evening hours ($0.75/hr). Job will remain posted until filled.

Job Description

Job duties include:

  • Provides, assists with, or coaches individuals on personal care needs with limited supervision; provides crisis interventions (including evidence based practices to maintain the safety of individuals); monitors youth interactions and behaviors; monitors medication administration as prescribed; monitors and documents mental and physical condition of individuals.
  • Teaches, coaches and provides guidance and support on various skills to enable productive lives of individuals; assists youth with managing their emotions, assists and supports individual treatment/recovery goals and assist youth in developing positive coping skills; develops and maintains a positive and effective relationship with service recipients, families, and other service providers.
  • Organizes and participates in meetings related to care coordination; completes documentation for direct services provided to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  • Transports individuals receiving services to appointments, activities, and/or work.

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    High School diploma or equivalent and one year of experience working in a human services field are required. A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is preferred.

    Experience working with adolescents in a behavioral health setting is preferred.

    Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working with adolescents in a behavioral health setting is preferred.

    Education/Experience Substitutions:

    Education may be substituted for experience.

    All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.

Keywords: Johnson County, Kansas, Olathe , Full Time Behavioral Health Specialist, Healthcare , Olathe, Kansas

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