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Behavioral Health Specialist (7666)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: largo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.Since 1982, Lutheran Services Florida has been providing and sharing solutions to protect Florida's most vulnerable. Today, we are one of the largest nonprofits in Florida touching 1 in 50 Floridians with a wide range of services, including:early childhood educationrefugee and immigrationmental health and substance abusejuvenile justicechild welfareLSF is looking for a talented Behavioral Health Specialist who wants to make an impact in the lives of others.Purpose & ImpactThis position description provides critical case management support and clinical/medical expertise to case management teams.A Day in the Life of a Behavioral Health Specialist:Responsible for overall tracking and monitoring of medical, behavioral, and dental services for children under LSF supervision.Obtains releases of information from clients and requests records from medical professionals. Conducts a comprehensive review of records to plan for necessary services and follow-up. Reviews recommendations provided by the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment and other relevant records related to child well-being and assists with service referral needs.Tracks and monitors compliance with the administration of psychotropic medication for children under supervision.Participates in multi-disciplinary staffings related to children with complex behavioral health needs, and those children eligible or involved with Agency for Persons with Disabilities and Children's Medical Services.Serves as CMO liaison to APD, CMS, and behavioral health and medical providers.Accurately documents all case activities in the Florida Safe Families Network database within 48 hours and ensures medical tab in FSFN is updated and in compliance.Serves as a medical subject matter expert for case management for children with complex behavioral health needs.Completes required documentation, incident reports for children involved in Baker Act proceedingsDevelops and maintains working knowledge of community resources, program eligibility requirements, key contact persons, emergency procedures, and waiting lists of available resources. Maintain regular contact with service providers and document service progress in FSFN.Attend all appointments, staff meetings, trainings, seminars, workshops, etc., as necessary and as required by the direct supervisor.Accompanies case managers/supervisors in the field to conduct behavioral health assessments.Organize, prioritize and complete all work assignments by the established deadlines.All duties are performed in accordance with the following standards:Courtesy: Treat customers, the public and staff with courtesy, respect and dignity and presents a positive public image.Communication Skills: Keep supervisor fully informed of activities, pertinent issues, upcoming events and potential problems. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in daily work.Team Work: Support the unit, department and/or organization and work with others in an effort to accomplish the goals of the unit, department and/or organization.Safety: Employee makes a reasonable effort to adhere to established safety procedures and practices in the work area.Training: Attend and successfully complete all mandated training courses as required.Confidentiality: Adhere to all confidentiality rules.Carry an active cellphone at all times during regularly scheduled work hours and respond to emergencies after hours as needed.Other Functions:Perform other related duties and special assignments as required.Physical Requirements:Must have a high level of energy, be adaptable to irregular hours, be able to travel as needed.Valid driver's license and appropriate auto liability insurance required.Education/Experience:Must possess a minimum of Masters degree in social services field; licensure as a therapist or clinical social worker preferred. Experience in child welfare programs a plus.Skills:Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Familiarity with and ability to use Microsoft Office programs Word and Excel.Ability to type 45 words per minute.Ability to drive both locally and throughout the state in connection with the duties of this position.Ability to comprehensively review behavioral health/medical records and serve as a subject matter expert to case management teams for medical/clinical issues such as behavioral health, psychotropic medications, and developmental services. Ability to serve as liaison to Children's Medical Services and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.Other:Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.Why work for LSF?Ability to Make an Impact in Multiple AreasLSF offers several programs, spanning across a wide range of populations in need. This gives our team members an opportunity to learn and potentially work in programs outside of their direct area. Either way, members of the LSF family will play a part in transforming the lives of those in need.CommunityA career at LSF means working and learning alongside talented professionals in a dynamic and inclusive environment. The values of our organization - OPEN-MINDED, COMPASSIONATE, GENEROUS, VISIONARY and HONESTY - drives each one of us.People working at Lutheran Services Florida treat each other like family. Whether you work on the front lines or work in an office, you share a common bond that is felt throughout the organization.Growth Opportunities Because of the variety of programs we offer throughout Florida, team members have the option to explore areas of interest in other programs or grow within their existing program/department.Amazing benefits package including:Medical, dental and visionTeledoc (24/7 access to doctors via phone and video)Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Long-term disabilityEmployer paid life insurance (1X salary), ADHealth and dependent care FSA13 paid holidays + 1 floating holidayGenerous PTO policy403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer matchTuition reimbursementAdditional Voluntary BenefitsShort-term disabilityGroup life insuranceAccident, critical illness/Cancer and hospital policyLegal Shield coverageLutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunityemployer.

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Largo , Behavioral Health Specialist (7666), Other , largo, Florida

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