BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS - 60933457 (GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32601)

Requisition No: 793959  Agency: Children and Families Working Title: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS - 60933457 Position Number: 60933457  Salary:  $70k / Hourly Rate: $33.65 (OPS)  Posting Closing Date: 03/10/2023  Job Title: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS – 60933457   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 The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) will provide will provide clinical expertise and assist with the identification of parents with behavioral health conditions in the child welfare system, with a concentrated focus on opioid use and other substance misuse disorders; Able to complete an assessment and recommendation in the field or though tele-health on cases with children or adults with complex behavioral needs. The BHC will consult and collaborate with Child Protective Investigators (CPIs) and dependency case managers to build expertise with front line staff in the identification of behavioral health disorder(s), with specific focus on those with possible substance misuse disorders, improve engagement with families, and improve access to treatment, recovery supports, and resources  Specific Duties and Responsibilities include: Actively establish relationships with CPIs in co-located office space; Educate CPIs and dependency case managers on the identification of behavioral health disorders with an emphasis on opioid use. Support the investigative staff and dependency case managers in understanding the effects of the behavioral health issue on parent/caregiver behavior. Assist investigative staff and dependency case managers in understanding the signs and symptoms of opioid disorders and the best practices to engage and treat. Actively participate in wrap-around meetings on individual cases for children/families that are engaged in the Volusia Pilot and other developing pilots. Follow up on recommendations from staffing as needed. Serve as support for the Regional Children’s Care Coordinator on the Volusia Pilot including triage cases as needed and other similar pilots. 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. Educate CPIs and dependency case managers on the use of 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. Actively demonstrate engagement techniques with the family when in the field with investigative staff.     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 Maintain a working knowledge of community mental health and substance use providers. 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. Track the referrals and entry into treatment for parents with behavioral health disorders, especially with a substance misuse disorder. Support investigators in mitigating behavioral issues and crises. Participate in legal, multi-disciplinary, and any other meetings that will assist the investigative staff and families. 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 identify the nature or problems associated wi

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Requisition No: 793959 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS - 60933457

Position Number: 60933457 

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

Posting Closing Date: 03/10/2023 

Job Title: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OPS – 60933457

 

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

The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) will provide will provide clinical expertise and assist with the identification of parents with behavioral health conditions in the child welfare system, with a concentrated focus on opioid use and other substance misuse disorders; Able to complete an assessment and recommendation in the field or though tele-health on cases with children or adults with complex behavioral needs. The BHC will consult and collaborate with Child Protective Investigators (CPIs) and dependency case managers to build expertise with front line staff in the identification of behavioral health disorder(s), with specific focus on those with possible substance misuse disorders, improve engagement with families, and improve access to treatment, recovery supports, and resources 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Actively establish relationships with CPIs in co-located office space; Educate CPIs and dependency case managers on the identification of behavioral health disorders with an emphasis on opioid use. Support the investigative staff and dependency case managers in understanding the effects of the behavioral health issue on parent/caregiver behavior. Assist investigative staff and dependency case managers in understanding the signs and symptoms of opioid disorders and the best practices to engage and treat. Actively participate in wrap-around meetings on individual cases for children/families that are engaged in the Volusia Pilot and other developing pilots. Follow up on recommendations from staffing as needed. Serve as support for the Regional Children’s Care Coordinator on the Volusia Pilot including triage cases as needed and other similar pilots. 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.
  • Educate CPIs and dependency case managers on the use of 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. Actively demonstrate engagement techniques with the family when in the field with investigative staff.    
  • 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
  • Maintain a working knowledge of community mental health and substance use providers.
  • 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.
  • Track the referrals and entry into treatment for parents with behavioral health disorders, especially with a substance misuse disorder.
  • Support investigators in mitigating behavioral issues and crises.
  • Participate in legal, multi-disciplinary, and any other meetings that will assist the investigative staff and families.
  • 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 identify the nature or problems associated with access to treatment services.
  • 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. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of substance use disorders and mental health conditions on parenting ability and child safety; Subject Matter Expert in Adult and Children’s Behavioral Health.
  • A minimum of three years of experience treating substance use disorders.
  • Strong writing skills as evidenced by an ability to draft reports or presentations
  • Working knowledge of the child welfare and behavioral health systems and knowledge related to the impact of behavioral health conditions on parenting capacity.
  • A Florida license or Registered Intern 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. 

 

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.