Behavioral Health Specialist-Per Diem

Camp Recovery Lemont, IL
This is a per diem/as needed position. You would be required to work 6-8hr shifts per month with two of those shifts being weekend shifts. There are holiday coverage requirements as well.


* Establishes therapeutic relationships with residents that support the treatment plan.

* Provides individual resident support through group monitoring. Actively participates in the maintenance of a structured and safe milieu and follows all policies and procedures related to resident/milieu safety.

* Attends required group supervision with Milieu Manager.

* Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team primary to plan and coordinate treatment based on residents' needs; also utilizes the clinical record as a source of information.

* Implements residents' treatment plan.

* Demonstrates effective communication during the shift as follows:

* Listens to report and utilizing information to provide quality care;

* Communicates milieu and resident issues to the treatment team members during the shift and problem solves effectively;

* Gives written/verbal report to the oncoming shift staff;

* Ensures compliance with confidentiality of resident information;

* Checks email once per shift at minimum to ensure up to date on all communications

* Reports changes in resident status to the Milieu Manager, RN and/or therapist and implements modifications in the treatment plan.

* Monitors and records residents' progress with respect to individualized treatment goals.

* Recognizes the precursors of potential crisis and unsafe resident behavior and intervenes to de-escalate residents utilizing the least restrictive and therapeutic means of intervention. Implements RMI as a last resort to prevent harm to resident or others.

* Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that daily clinical notes document the resident's progress in meeting their treatment goals.

* Promotes exceptional customer service throughout the program.

* Facilitates active resident participation in the treatment process.


* Completes all responsibilities as assigned by supervisory staff.

* Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.

* May transport residents to appointments, activities and outings.

* Participates in Quality Improvement activities.

* Attends in-service education to develop knowledge and skills in addictions, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders.

* Completes all orientation and cross training modules.

* Completes initial and annual competency requirements


* Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Services or Human Services

* Experience providing mental health, eating disorders and/or substance abuse treatment services is preferred


* Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; behavioral therapy methods; the assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders; and familiarity with the principles of 12-step recovery.

* Develops knowledge of eating disorders, chemical dependency and other relevant issues and demonstrates competency in providing and implementing resident care.

* Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics.

* Skilled in communicating ideas and instructions, verbally and in writing, clearly and concisely.

* Duties involve contact with residents that may be threatening, aggressive, suicidal, and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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