Behavioral Health Specialist III – Behavioral Health – Homeless Outreach – Indio

Full time County of Riverside in Behavioral Health
  • Post Date: June 20, 2022
  • Apply Before : July 20, 2022
  • Salary: $20.42 - $30.81 / Hourly
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  • Industry Behavioral Health

Job Description

This position is located in Indio, Ca.

The County of Riverside – Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health department is seeking two Behavioral Health Specialist III (BHS III) to provide outreach services to the homeless population in Indio.

The homeless outreach team assists homeless individuals with connecting to services they need, including: Housing referrals; employment referrals; CA identifications; social security benefits; substance abuse treatment placement; medical services; psychological issues; bus rides home; and other services.

The incumbent for this position will be responsible for outreach, resource linkage, and housing navigation for individuals living on the streets in our desert communities. In conjunction with police department building relationships with homeless and substance use, mental health, and housing resources to motivate individuals to seek treatment/transport to treatment/obtain housing. Knowledge of homeless resources and substance use resources in Riverside County. Ability to increase individuals’ motivation for recovery. Knowledge of homeless culture, community resources, and mental health resources. Ability to spend significant amounts of time walking, standing, and driving. Ability to work successfully with law enforcement, community partners, and local business. Computer proficiency. Organizational skills.

The most competitive candidates will be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Electronic Medical record system, Excel, Microsoft Word, smartphone use knowledge, Clarity system knowledge aka HMIS, HIPPA Compliance, cultural competency training, ELMR knowledge, Medi-Cal billing, experience working with SAPT clinics, recovery knowledge,  safety training in Non-Violence Crisis Intervention, crisis service background and experience working with BH clinics.

Candidate must have a preference for field-based work, be able to spend significant amounts of time walking, standing, and driving and be able to tolerate inclement weather such as extreme heat, heavy rain and strong wind.

The schedule for these positions will be a 9/80, Monday through Friday (7:30am-5:00pm) schedule.

A valid CADL is required.
 Bilingual (Spanish) is desired

The Behavioral Health Specialist III will be expected to use motivational enhanced techniques when performing multidimensional Substance Use screenings with clients. The incumbent for this position will make referrals and working with contracted providers so that the client can receive the appropriate level of care.

The Behavioral Health Specialist III should have experience working within a multi-dimension team and be able to assist various professionals in the field. They will be expected to work with the hospitals, outside agencies, school, criminal justice and mental health providers. The Behavioral Health Specialist III  should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to multitask. Strong oral and written skills are required.

Candidates are required to be certified at date of application as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor and to have a valid Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) certification in accordance with the certification requirements as pursuant to Sections 11755, 11864, 11876 (a), and 11834.50 of the California Health and Safety Code and Sections 9846, 10125 and 10564 of the California Code of Regulations through either the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) or the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs or Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC).

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