Behavioral Health Consultant

Recruitment #210222-UNCX-89


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Behavioral Health Consultant providing support to Child Care Warmline and Child Guidance Parent Line, Family Support & Prevention Service. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34002297) in state government, located in Oklahoma City. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $63,000.00 based on education and experience.

Title 74, 840-5.5. (A)(4) - Persons employed with one-time, limited duration, federal or other grant funding that is not continuing or indefinitely renewable.  The length of the unclassified employment shall not exceed the period of time for which that specific federal funding is provided.

Position Description:  
Duties of the position will include providing telephone consultation, to parents and caregivers of children birth to age 13, as part of a statewide primary prevention system.  This position will be housed with Family Support & Prevention Service under the supervision of the Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Administrative Program Manager.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
The Behavioral Health Consultant will provide telephone consultation to parents and caregivers of children as part of a statewide primary prevention system.  This position will work in conjunction with the Child Care Warmline to provide a continuum of prevention services across the state.  Duties include, but are not limited to, consultation to parents and caregivers around parenting strategies, developmental or behavioral health concerns, and issues including maternal mood disorders, substance use, and safety.  Duties also include providing resources and referrals to appropriate community based services including county health departments, mental health, crisis intervention, and other resources that would support family well-being. This position will be also be responsive to client texts and monitoring statewide website.  Other primary duties include assisting in promotion and publicity of the Parent Line service through attendance at statewide conferences, providing related trainings and presentations upon request.

Education and Experience
Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, human relations, clinical/direct practice social work; hold a current license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Behavior Practitioner (LBP), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), Licensed Health Service Psychologist (HSP). Must have three or more years of experience in providing mental health related services to families or caregivers responsible for infants, toddlers, and school age children. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requirements include knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and business English; of business mathematics; of modern office methods and procedures; of the maintenance of complex records; and of the major policies and procedures governing assigned programs and of supervisory principles and practices. Ability is required to maintain effective working relationships with others; to handle confidential work; to interpret and handle routine matters in accordance with agency policy; and to follow oral and written instructions; strong communication and interpersonal skills; familiar with the local/community and support agencies; experience working in an educational, social service, or family support service setting; experience with child development and effective parenting techniques; experience working with families that have diverse cultures and economic backgrounds; availability to work some evening hours as needs for programming, parent meetings and other community events.

Preferred Qualifications
• The incumbent will be a subject matter expert (SME) in the areas of: child abuse neglect prevention, child development, parenting skills, maternal mood disorders.
• The incumbent will have Endorsement in Infant Mental Health (IMH-E®)
• The incumbent will have experience in providing consultation to child care, Head Start or elementary school classrooms.

Special Knowledge/Skills/Experience:
Ability to communicate in native language(s) of program recipients.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.