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Residential Behavioral Health Specialist


1st Shift - Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2nd Shift - Monday - Friday 4 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

3rd Shift - Either Friday - Tuesday or Thursday - Monday 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.


The Residential Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for maintaining a safe, sanitary, supportive and stable home setting in the residential facilities. The Behavioral Health Specialist will be trained to use a Housing First model when working with residents to complete goal orientated tasks of building independent living skills and promoting mental health recovery. Behavioral Health Specialist will apply a harm reduction approach to recovery orientated tasks to support mental health and/or sobriety. Behavioral Health Specialist must be able to provide daily oversite of medication management, assign and supervise tasks carried out by the consumer, and offer coaching and support, both in a group and/or 1:1 setting. In addition, if staff meets eligibility requirements for Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) they will be expected to utilize their own personal recovery story and learned skills to help consumers in their recovery process. The CPS will demonstrate competency in recovery and the ability to self-manage symptoms with on-going coping skills. CPS may deliver peer services 1:1 and/or in a group-based setting. Completion of state required trainings will be necessary prior to service delivery, and on a periodic basis as necessary. All staff will be responsible for daily record keeping in compliance with COMCARE, Medicaid and KDADS standards.


1. Provide services to maintain required productivity / billing standard of 80% of the total hours worked per year.

2. Meets deadlines and ensures accuracy of various reports / paperwork, mileage sheets, and electronic timesheets.

3. Provide thorough orientation to new admissions and complete required intake and discharge paperwork (including but are not limited to releases, stay agreement and residential rules / responsibilities) in accordance with Residential Care program expectations, Residential Care policies and procedures and contract expectations.

4. Complete electronic documentation in clients’ electronic medical record in a manner that individualizes each note, reflects appropriate interventions and progress towards goals, and meets the standards for medical necessity.

5. Maintain accurate and timely documentation of service provision. Documentation is expected to be completed within 24 hours of the service being provided. Submit required progress notes / billing information in a timely manner as per Medicaid guidelines and COMCARE contract.

6. Provide motivation, support, and instruction for consumers through designated service provisions to promote self-sufficiency in the activities of daily living necessary to maintain personal stability in their current living situation and/or to facilitate movement towards a lesser restrictive environment.

7. Assesses, problem solves, and effectively handles situations requiring crisis intervention including: documenting and reporting incidents to individual's case manager and supervisor per department and agency policy; utilizing safe crisis intervention protocols to ensure resident and staff safety; contacting, communicating, and interacting with emergency m edical personnel and/or law enforcement to facilitate client’s successful transition into in-patient services when medically appropriate.

8. Supervise and document medication intake consistent with policy, assures receipt of doctor’s orders for medication changes, and works with consumers toward independent medication management. Maintains the Medication Supervision Record (MSR) as per Residential Care Policy, reviews medications weekly with clients, orders medication from the pharmacy and ensures medications are obtained and assists with filling planners as needed.

9. Designated CPS will also assist consumers in development of and/or utilization of a crisis WRAP plan. The plan will include utilizing and teaching symptom management techniques, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, building social skills, learning to combat negative self-talk, and learning to identify and overcome precursors and triggers that can impair daily function.

10. Work collaboratively with supervisors, team members, consumers, treatment team members, external stakeholders and community providers to facilitate consumer’s individualized plan of care. Provide daily correspondence to house team.

11. Provide coverage of facility as requested in the event of emergency, holidays, vacations, or illnesses.&n