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On-Call Behavioral Health Specialist

Position Title: Behavioral Health Specialist (Support Provider II) 
Job Title: On-Call Behavioral Health Specialist (Support Provider II)
Organizational Unit: Johnson County KS -> Mental Health -> MNH-Addiction and

Residential Services
Location: Johnson County - KS US
Mental Health - Shawnee - Shawnee, KS 66203 US (Primary)
Position Grade: 13.12 Non-Exempt
Pay Range (actual pay depends on qualifications): $15.71 - $21.25
Employment Category: On Call - No Benefits
Work Schedule: Varied hours with availability during evening, overnight & weekend shifts
Job Description: Johnson County Mental Health is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of a on call, Behavioral Health Specialist for the Adolescent Center for Treatment. The Adolescent Center for Treatment is a substance use disorder, residential treatment program at The Recovery Place in Shawnee. The unit has 24/7 operations and typically individuals stay in the program for up to 28 days. Job will remain posted until filled. 
Job duties include: 
  • Provides, assists with, or coaches individuals on personal care needs with limited supervision; provides crisis interventions (including evidence based practices to maintain the safety of individuals); monitors youth interactions and behaviors; monitors medication administration as prescribed; monitors and documents mental and physical condition of individuals.
  • Teaches, coaches and provides guidance and support on various skills to enable productive lives of individuals; assists youth with managing their emotions, assists and supports individual treatment/recovery goals and assist youth in developing positive coping skills; develops and maintains a positive and effective relationship with service recipients, families, and other service providers.
  • Organizes and participates in meetings related to care coordination; completes documentation for direct services provided to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  • Transports individuals receiving services to appointments, activities, and/or work.
Job Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent and one year of experience working in a human services field are required. A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is preferred.
Experience working with adolescents in a behavioral health setting is preferred. Education can substitute for experience.
Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.  
Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions: All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.
Driving Status: Occasional (less than 5%)
Category: Health, Welfare, and Social Services
Apply on Johnson County Government website at
About Johnson County Mental Health:
Join us in assisting Johnson County residents on the journey to recovery.
Johnson County Mental Health Center is a department within the Johnson County, Kansas Government. We serve county residents living with a mental illness including adults and young adults, children with serious emotional disturbance, as well as individuals with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Additionally, services are provided to those individuals who are experiencing acute psychological distress that may result in an intensive level of service such as hospitalization.
Some of the services provided by JCMHC include:
  • mental health services for adults, young adults, and children in both crisis and non-emergency situations
  • individual and group therapy
  • 24-hour crisis line management by licensed clinicians
  • forensic services for children and adults
  • family functional therapy
  • residential and outpatient substance use services for adults and adolescents
  • prevention services and community education
  • psychiatric medication services and on-site pharmacy
  • mental health co-responders embedded within local law enforcement agencies
  • vocational services
Working at Johnson County Mental Health Center is not just a job - it’s an invitation to positively impact the community every day. We are a department within the Johnson County, Kansas Government with over 4,000 employees and enjoy a robust benefits package that includes many different health care coverage options as well as dental, vision, disability and life insurance for eligible employees. Eligible employees receive 10 paid holidays per year plus 3 floating holidays, sick pay, and vacation. Johnson County Government employees participate in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS), a state-wide defined benefit retirement plan that provides a monthly benefit upon retirement, and we participate in a points-based wellness program with fitness credits that can be used at over 160 area facilities. For more information about benefits & wellness visit our website.
Johnson County Government is a values-based organization that empowers all employees, regardless of title or position, to exercise leadership. We believe that everyone has something to contribute and a voice to be heard. Johnson County Mental Health Center is proud of our strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches to all relationships, both with clients and with each other.

Job Type: Part Time