Behavioral Health Specialist (Bilingual) - Family First Prevention Services
Company: EAC Network
Posted on: November 18, 2021
EAC Network seeks a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Behavioral
Health Specialist for the Family First Prevention Services Program,
located in Suffolk County, NY. The position is part time, up to 28
hours a week with possible weekends.
Primary Purpose of Job:
The Behavioral Health Specialist will work alongside CPS and
preventive services caseworkers to identify and support the
behavioral health needs of both the adults and children where
substance abuse is an issue.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Become knowledgeable about the CPS process and requirements
Accompany CPS and preventive caseworkers in the filed to visit with
identified families using a screening tool and/or provide direct
consultation with CPS/preventive caseworkers regarding families who
might benefit from substance abuse screening
Carry a caseload and conduct home visits to assess and monitor home
Conduct screening for adults and/or children for early
identification of substance abuse treatment needs
Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the
plan of safe care for any infant born and identified as being
affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms or a Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Provide clinical assessments and documentation to support the CPS
Use knowledge of resources within the local district to provide
referrals for identified children and/or adults who may need
Conduct drug screenings as necessary
Maintain and document all communications of home visits in case
Participate in ongoing trainings
Attend Quarterly Comprehensive Case Reviews to share information
with Suffolk Safe Care Supervisor and CPS.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Masters degree (social work, counseling, psychology) or a Bachelors
degree in the same fields AND a CASAC.
Knowledge of the department of Social Services System Required
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
Must be proficient in computer applications or other automated
systems such as spreadsheets, Microsoft Office applications,
calendar, email and/or database software necessary to perform work
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills,
both oral and written.
Must have access to automobile and possess valid New York State
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