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(1665) Intensive Support Specialist

Job Description

The Position: The Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS) Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Intensive Support Specialist provides outstanding person-centered intensive support services to a small caseload of adults who have current or historical substance use treatment needs, a diagnosed severe and persistent mental health disorder, who have experienced multiple hospitalizations. Services are comprehensive, integrated, community-based services based on a multidisciplinary to provide psychiatric treatment, social services and rehabilitation.

This position reports directly to the Behavioral Health Services Manager and supports the development and maintenance of effective, professional working relationships with stakeholders and other community service providers. This position has flexible hours dependent upon the needs of the caseload. This position involves the option to work remotely to complete only required administrative tasks and/or when televideo video services are deemed appropriate by supervisor.

The Intensive Support Specialist regularly meets with individuals in their homes, community, hospitals, crisis units, criminal justice settings, and at Bluebonnet Trails’ clinics to provide specialized case management and rehabilitative skills training services. Services are intended to meet people in the community where they are to achieve outcomes to stabilize mental health symptoms, reduce risk of recidivism, increase the individual’s awareness of and participation with community and natural supports, develop self-advocacy, and assist with their ability to participate in independent behavioral health services.

The clinician will be an integral part of a strong team participating in frequent contacts to share updates on the recovery process of individuals in service. The clinician will receive unique and specialized training and professional development, focused on services to a small caseload of individuals that have been hospitalized multiple times as well as a state-of-the-art electronic medical record.

This position necessitates innovative thinking, patience, resiliency, skills in advocacy, service coordination, mental health assessment and evaluation, collaborative person-centered recovery planning and dual-diagnosis treatment. The person in this position will effectively work independently and on a team, prioritize needs during crisis situations, engage in regular meetings and training opportunities, balance self-care, be a delight to work with, and perform duties as assigned with a positive attitude.

Location: Seguin

Salary: $22.21 – $31.96/hr

*Range of salary subject to applicable differentials listed below*

Applicable Differentials: (13.25/hr)

· $0.75/hr Bilingual

· $1.00/hr Human Services Master’s degree

· $1.00/hr 1 year with BTCS

· $1.00/hr 2 years at BTCS

· $1.00/hr 4 years at BTCS

· $1.00/hr 6 years at BTCS

· $1.00/hour – Advanced Licensure

· $0.50/hour – LCDC

· $1.00/hour – Obtain five (5) hours of CEU’s per month(ongoing)

· $1.00/hour – Completion of ACT EBP Training

· $4.00/hour – Weekend Differential

Why join our team?

BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.

Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.

Retirement Plans:
401A: Through this governmental plan, we offer a 7% match to employee contributions.
457/403(b): Through these governmental plans, employees may contribute pre-tax earnings for retirement. Employees may participate on the first day of employment.

Sponsored Insurance:
Life Insurance: Through Dearborn National, we offer basic life insurance of $5,000. Optional supplemental coverage, as well as spouse and eligible dependent policies, are available to purchase.
Long Term Disability/ Accident/ Critical Illness Insurance: Through Dearborn National we offer optional insurance coverages at a competitive rate. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.

Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.

Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.

Additional Perks:
– Monthly Service Delivery Bonus Opportunities
– Employee Referral Awards
– Licensure Supervision
– Licensure Renewal Fee Reimbursement
– Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
– Educational Leave
– Competitive Pay Differentials for Applicable Positions

CountyGuadalupe County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum number of hours
that is equivalent to a major in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human
growth and development, physician assistant, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, early childhood
Experience in behavioral healthcare, intensive community treatment, and the substance use, abuse, and dependency treatment.
Must have a valid Texas Driver's License, meet Bluebonnet Trails Community Services driving requirements, and maintain approved driving status throughout employment.

*If degree is not in a Human Services field, a minimum of 24 college credits in a Human Services field are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience working with an Assertive Community Treatment program, behavioral health, and/or case management; advanced degree in Human Services field;
Provisionally licensed (LCDC-I, LCSW-A, LMFT-A, LPC-A)
Salary Amount$46,196 - 66,476/year
Closing DateOpen until filled
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1009 North Georgetown Street
Round Rock, Texas 78664

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Bluebonnet Trails Community Services as a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant dollars either directly from FTA or through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will comply with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the U.S. Department of Transportation implementing regulations, FTA Circular 4702.lB, and TxDOT PTN requirements as specified in Master Grant Agreement, and State Management Plan. Our Title VI Plan can be viewed here: Title VI Plan 2023-2026

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