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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS - 60932705

Date:  Jan 6, 2023
Location: 

CHIEFLAND, FL, US, 32326


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Requisition No: 778663 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS - 60932705

Position Number: 60932705 

Salary:  $70k / Hourly Rate: $33.65 (OPS) 

Posting Closing Date: 02/08/2023 

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state of Florida’s social services agency. The agency oversees services for child safety, fostering, adoption, domestic violence, adult protective services, refugees, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, childcare providers, human trafficking and public assistance. The agency’s mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

 

Within DCF, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program office is recognized as the single state authority for substance abuse and mental health services. The Office of SAMH is statutorily responsible for the planning and administration of all publicly funded substance abuse and mental health services, designating Baker Act Receiving facilities, and licensing substance abuse providers. 

 

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.

THIS IS NOT A TELEWORK POSITION. 

 

 

WORKING TITLE:  Behavioral Health Consultant OPS

 

This is a highly responsible and professional position that will serve as a Behavioral Health Consultant. This position will collaborate with each section within the program office and be required to use independent judgement, take initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities and should be extraordinarily detail oriented. 

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to Child Protective Investigators and child welfare case managers on the identification of behavioral health conditions, their effects on parenting capacity, and engagement techniques.
  • Assist investigative staff and dependency case managers in understanding the signs and symptoms of opioid use disorders and the best practices to engage and treat, including the use of Medication Assisted Treatment.
  • Assist investigative staff and dependency case managers in understanding the signs and symptoms of stimulant use disorder and misuse and best practices to engage and treat.
  • Develop contacts, facilitate referrals, and assist investigative staff with engaging clients in recommended services and improving timely access to treatment.
  • Travel is required throughout the Northeast Region.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to produce quality written products within short deadlines.
  • Ability to organize and prepare written data into logical and correct format.
  • Ability to maintain files.
  • Ability to prepare correspondence.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of community resources.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Availability to work weekends.
  • Valid Driver License
  • Must possess operational private vehicle for use in the performance of daily work activities. 
  • A minimum of three years of experience treating substance use disorders.
  • Working knowledge of the child welfare and behavioral health systems and knowledge related to the impact of behavioral health conditions on parenting capacity.
  • Florida license in the areas of psychology, social work, mental health counseling, family and marriage therapy or registered intern, or master’s level Certified Addiction Professional. Acceptable: LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, MCAP, Licensed Psychologist

 

 

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Knowledge of the child welfare system and motivational interviewing is preferred.

 

 

Background Screening Requirement:

It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any candidate being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No candidate may begin employment until the background investigation results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background investigations shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five years.”

 

Additional Notes:

“(Facility) is a tobacco free environment.”

If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287. 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee