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Company: Texas Health and Human Services
Location: San Antonio, 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

The Mental Health Specialist V (Social Services Mental Health Specialist V)
performs highly advanced therapeutic counseling work under the supervision
of a licensed, social worker, or therapist. The Social Services Mental Health
Specialist V provides consultation regarding treatment interventions for
patients across the hospital. Work involves recovery planning,
counseling/therapy, conducting support groups, communicating with families,
Legally Authorized Representatives (LARs), courts, and Local Mental Health
Authorities (LMHAs) or Local Behavioral Health Authorities (LBHAs). The
Social Services Mental Health Specialist V must document all these efforts in
the electronic medical record. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive
latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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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