Behavioral Health Specialist

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7200177 (Ref:18000-en_US)

Posted: December 9, 2023

Job Description

Title: Behavioral Health Specialist 

Division: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (80001039)  

Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Psychiatry Research (90005626) 

Location: Houston (1100) 

Salary Range: $51,256 to $70,733 

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Employment Duration: Full-time 

FLSA Status: Exempt 


The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide assessment and therapy services to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral concerns who attend area school districts. Care will be provided virtually while the student is either at home or in school. The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide this care within the context of the state-funded Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium and Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program.

Job Duties

  • Provides assessment for and treatment of behavioral health problems for children and adolescents in a telehealth format. 
  • Develops treatment plans with patients and families to address mental health problems. 
  • Provides brief therapeutic interventions for mental health problems.
  • Provides case coordination and care management when indicated.
  • Consults with psychiatrists and other care team members regarding patient care responsibilities.
  • Completes required documentation and statistical reporting in a timely manner. 
  • Attends center staff meetings, program and department meetings as required.
  • Provides educational presentations to school district personnel, parents, and students. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • No experience required.
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC – I), Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A)
  • (Note: individuals with LPC, or LCSW may be considered)



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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