Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist

Recruitment #032524-MDMB01-370400

Summary Statement

This level describes Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist work. A class incumbent delivers, develops, monitors, evaluates, and oversees the implementation of behavioral health programs, services, and supports for children and families in their homes, school community, and residential settings. Individuals in this class coordinate care (referral, utilization review, facilitate transitions across different levels of care) and/or deliver care directly (clinical assessment and treatment intervention services).

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete similar job duties not specifically listed here.

  • Works with youth and families and other formal or informal supports to gather information used for connection to and delivery of evidence-based behavioral health services.
  • Develops and implements plans of care, evaluates effectiveness, and adapts plans according to the needs of children, youth, and their families. 
  • Refers or assigns youth and families to appropriate unit or staff for effective service monitoring and delivery.
  • Communicates with public, private and state agencies, community service organizations, courts, schools, police, and families in order to develop, coordinate and evaluate effective behavioral health services and programs.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate behavioral health service plans.
  • Plans, directs, and evaluates the work of staff. Provides technical guidance and supervision to staff and supervisors. 
  • Prepares program budget requests to include resource allocations and programmatic justification for such requests; submits requests to superior for inclusion in divisional budget initiatives; oversees and monitors the use of approved program funds.
  • Oversees the application of policies relating to quality assurance regarding programs, services, and the rights of children, youth, and families.
  • Manages and directs the development of programs for children and families; ensures programs conform to federal/state regulations and departmental goals and objectives.  
  • Writes, reviews and maintains comprehensive clinical records including progress notes, summaries, and reports.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements for Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist 
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware clinical license that allows for independent practice or possession of a clinical license in another U.S. state consistent with eligibility for a Delaware license, e.g., Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (LPC-MH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Psychologist.
  2. One year of clinical experience working with children or adolescents.
  3. One year of experience with clinical documentation, including narrative report writing.
  4. Possession of a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or canceled, or disqualified from driving).

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

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