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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS - 60932701 1 1 1

Date: Jan 23, 2022

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33612

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Requisition No: 498141 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS - 60932701 1 1 1

Position Number: 60932701 

Salary:  $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/29/2022 

Knowledge of the child welfare and behavioral health systems, Knowledge/understanding of the impact of substance use disorders and mental health conditions on parenting ability and child safety, Training in motivational interviewing is preferred, Strong writing skills as evidenced by an ability to draft reports or presentations, Ability to identify the nature or problems associated with access to treatment services, Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate work assignments. Knowledge of the child welfare and behavioral health systems, Knowledge/understanding of the impact of substance use disorders and mental health conditions on parenting ability and child safety, Training in motivational interviewing is preferred, Strong writing skills as evidenced by an ability to draft reports or presentations, Ability to identify the nature or problems associated with access to treatment services, Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate work assignments.

 

Actively establish effective working relationships with CPIs (in co-located office space) to provide on-going technical assistance and consultation related to the identification of behavioral health conditions and best practices to engage and treat, to include the demonstration of engagement techniques with the family when in the field with investigative staff.

 

Support the CPI staff and dependency case managers in understanding the effects of the behavioral health issue on parent/caregiver behavior. Partner with the investigative staff to provide consultations to assist in identifying danger threats, adult functioning, parental protective capacities (diminished or present), and safety management services.

 

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, to include the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT).

 

Assist in the field and provide office consultation during pre- or post-commencement when there is an open investigation with a suspected or identified behavioral health need, to include supporting investigators in mitigating behavioral issues and crises.  

 

Work collaboratively with community service providers and the ME to develop contacts, facilitate referrals, and assist investigative staff with engaging clients in recommended services and improving timely access to treatment. Work collaboratively with the MEW and service providers to establish processes to track the referrals and entry into treatment for parents with opioid disorders.

 

Participate in legal, multi-disciplinary, and any other meetings that will assist the investigative staff and families.

 

A Florida license in the areas of psychology, social work, mental health counseling, or family and marriage therapy.

 

A minimum of three years of experience treating substance use disorders, Must maintain a working knowledge of community mental health and substance use providers and best practices for engagement and treatment, with concentrated focus on opioid use disorders.

 

Position is based in Pasco county.

 

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: Tampa