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Behavioral Health Specialist - East Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
Job Type
19 May 2023
Where New Paths Begin

Recovery is possible with OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a history dating back to 1864, we address the needs of the whole person, helping them reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more.

The Behavioral Health Specialist will work with adult clients experiencing substance use issues in coordination with providers at Neighborhood Health Association (NHA) at The Access Center. The Access Center is located at 117 Main St. in historic East Toledo, OH. It is a partnership between NHA and OhioGuidestone to provide Medicated Assisted Treatment and behavioral health services. The Behavioral Health Specialist will serve as the coordinator between the client, therapist, and medical provider. The Behavioral Health Specialist will monitor symptoms, link to resources, build community supports, provide outreach, advocacy and crisis assistance as needed to assigned clients. This position allows for the unique opportunity to participate in a multi-disciplinary team approach to recovery. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, plus a CDCA license. Strong preference for candidates with work experience relevant to substance use.

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Essential Functions:

Monitor client symptoms as well as response to treatment; communicate changes with treatment team to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions.
Develop and maintain a service relationship with client and support individuals to provide them support as appropriate.
Coordinate community resources including referral sources and outpatient behavioral health providers to ensure continuity of care; acts as an advocate for the client as needed.
Provide crisis intervention consultation in times of emergencies for coordination and assistance in crisis management and stabilization as needed.
Facilitate appointments to ensure overall physical well-being including basic, mental health and substance use needs.
Review Diagnostic Evaluation and additional assessments, to aid in the ongoing development and implementation of a client's individualized treatment plan (ITP).
Attend and participate in agency/ team/clinical meetings, including mandatory trainings, and treatment coordination.
Perform related administrative responsibilities; maintain client information, reports, records, and other documents; respond timely to emails and phone calls; attend and participate in various trainings and meetings; communicate with other agencies, departments, and vendors regarding required paperwork, contract compliance and consult with other county agencies and/or supportive services as necessary.
Accurately and promptly, document and maintain the confidentiality of client and family interactions including, legal, financial, and clinical documentation within agency guidelines.
Meet with Supervisor for weekly supervision.
Maintain ongoing frequent contact with other assigned OhioGuidestone professionals, or outside agency professionals assigned to case.
Promote an inclusive work environment and present the Agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.
Exhibit positivity, flexibility and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.


High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Relevant experience or course of study in behavioral healthcare and/or substance use.


Chem Dep Couns Asst


Mission driven; strong desire to make an impact
Ability to customarily and regularly exercise discretion and good professional judgment
Effective interpersonal skills; able to speak effectively with individuals and/or groups of people
Strong organizational skills; able to handle multiple priorities with strict attention to detail and perform work independently
Ability to maintain relevant, timely documentation as required.
Computer literacy skills, including Windows applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and electronic health records, etc.
Able to provide services in the community and client homes

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.
Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V

Bachelors or better
Diploma or better
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  • Job Reference: 1010174311-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: OhioGuidestone
  • Location: Toledo, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent