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Company: Texas Health and Human Services
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government Administration


Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The State Hospital System, under the HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and evidence-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team.

The Mental Health Specialist II (EEP 8a-5p) performs advanced therapeutic work consisting of providing treatment and competency restoration to persons with mental illness. Provides individual therapy, group therapy, psychological assessments, testing, and written psychological reports. Will facilitate group and individual competency restoration work and gather data for Trial Competency Exam. Documenting in the electronic record according to policy. The employee will work closely with treatment teams to develop effective treatment interventions for inclusion in the Person-Centered Recovery Plan. Employee is expected to analyze behavior, develop, train staff to, and monitor implementation and effectiveness of specialized behavior plans. The employee will use the state hospital Individualized Milieu Management System (IMMS) including goal setting, reinforcement, and data interpretation. Will be required to conduct training sessions with hospital employees. Participation and completion of new employee program orientation classes is also required. Follows ethical guidelines/ practices, unit rules, hospital policies, and expectations outlined by external agencies. The mental health specialist II will administratively report to the program director and clinically to a licensed psychologist. Supervision of the employee will consist of moderate level supervision with substantial latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Will be asked to serve on his or her program leadership team committees. Expected to understand that work assignments, location of work, and schedule are subjective to changes as needed by the administration of the hospital. Expected to follow with the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.

Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

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