Behavioral Health Specialist

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7234055 (Ref:18949-en_US)

Posted: April 2, 2024

Job Description


Provides patient outreach, education and counseling in one of eight Baylor Teen Health Clinic locations.  May also perform these functions in neighboring schools and community centers.  Develop relationships with school administration to insure they have awareness of our location(s) and services.  Able to practice therapy techniques  around depression and anxiety, and educate patients on risky behaviors.


The Baylor Teen Health Clinic currently provides pregnancy testing, family planning, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and HIV/AIDS education and screening, primary healthcare, and case management services to teens, their partners, and adolescents in Harris County. The clinics provide services to teens from the age of 13-24.
Services We Provide:

  • Comprehensive Exams (Male & Female)
  • Gynecological services
  • Birth control and family planning
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment
  • Primary healthcare
  • Immunizations
  • HIV/AIDS education and screening

Job Duties

  • Interviews clients and relatives to obtain social history relevant to medical problems and history.
  • Assesses each client during initial contact.
  • Documents progress after client visits.
  • Answers client calls and assesses need for services.
  • Plans a course of treatment or refers clients to appropriate agencies and physicians.
  • Conducts independent psychotherapies to assist patients in achieving positive psychological or social adjustments.
  • Serves as a liaison between medical and nursing staff, clients, relatives and appropriate outside agencies.
  • Arranges transportation for clients to physicians’ appointments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • No experience required.
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC – I), Licensed Psychological Associate-Intern ( LPA-I) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with HIV positive patients.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.



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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Job posting number:#7234055 (Ref:18949-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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