Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist (#MDMB01) We are currently accepting applications for this position. To apply, please close this pop-up window and then click on the link for Career Opportunities. $57,568.00 Yearly Min / $71,960.00 Yearly Mid / $86,352.00 Yearly Max
This class series uses four levels of professional work in the Health
and Human Services occupational group, Human Services occupational series, and
describes clinical behavioral healthcare work involving direct service, supervision,
management, and administration of services and supports for children and
families. Incumbents in this class
series must possess a valid clinical license as recognized and issued by the Delaware
Board of Professional Regulation such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental
Health (LPC-MH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Psychologist
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
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
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
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.
Levels of Work
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).
Receives general supervision from a clinical or administrative supervisor.
May oversee the work of non-licensed staff, student interns, and/or other professional employees.
Works with youth, families, and providers to ensure access to clinically necessary services and resources, including coordination of referrals, authorizations, and discharge planning, as well as delivering behavioral health treatment, psychoeducation, or care management.
Coordinates and collaborates with internal agency staff and other agencies to gather and analyze information, make recommendations and resolve problems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities is to
give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the
class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily
inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of theories, principles, and best practices of behavioral health diagnosis and treatment including assessment and treatment services for children and families.
Knowledge of the functions and resources of community social service agencies.
Skill in clinical documentation and treatment service planning.
Skill in providing evidence-based behavioral health assessment and treatment.
Skill in safely and effectively transitioning youth to lower intensity levels of behavioral health care.
Ability to work effectively with people and agencies of diverse backgrounds, interests, needs, and requirements.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with youth, families, co-workers, and representatives of other state agencies and community organizations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
Applicants must have
education, training and/or experience demonstrating
competence in each of the following areas:
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., LCSW, LPCMH, LMFC, Psychologist).
One year of clinical experience
working with children or adolescents.
One year of experience with
clinical documentation, including narrative report writing.
Possession of a valid
driver's license (not suspended, revoked or canceled, or disqualified from driving).