UnityPoint Health

Robert Young Center - CCBHC, Behavioral Health Professional- Grant Funded, Rock Island

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
US-IL-Rock Island
2200 3rd Ave
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
Rock Island
Cert Cmty BehHlth SAMHSA Grant
Scheduled Hours/Shift
M -F, 8-4:30
Work Remotely within the US
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Description of Position:



The Behavioral Health Professional is indirectly supervised by the Department Manager and provides care to consumers utilizing the Robert Young Center principles of Trauma Informed Care.  The behavioral health professional serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides recovery oriented in-home and community-based services for adults with severe mental illnesses. The Behavioral Health Professional provides comprehensive case management and psychosocial rehabilitation through an outreach-oriented set of service activities. The Behavioral Health Professional provides crisis intervention, maintain accurate clinical documentation, and demonstrate Trinity’s principles and values when interacting with clients, families, visitors, physicians and coworkers.


The work involves facilitating overall case planning for clients and their families and maintaining all necessary documentation of a client’s involvement in treatment.  In addition this position also serves as the teams substance abuse counselor, provides assistance to the Manager, and participates in the multidisciplinary team planning. 




Essential Functions/Responsibilities:


% of Time


Client/Patient Care

·       Will provide direct substance abuse assessment, intervention, individual counseling, group counseling, and develop treatment plans, education and consultation services to identified clients, family, and support systems to promote recovery.

·       Will follow conformance with standards set by local, state, and federal agencies (DASA rule 2060, Federal Probation guidelines, DEA, CARF, IAC, and Joint Commission standards)

·       Be knowledgeable of all regional substance abuse facilities and services to assist in coordinating care for clients.

·       Will complete drug and alcohol toxicology screenings as needed.

·       Consult with in-house staff and other outside professionals to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client.


Care Coordination

·       Responsible for referral and case management activities, including facilitating referrals for additional services, participation in team meetings, coordinating care with community resources, etc.

·       Provide information to Third Party payers



·       Documentation of services provided by maintaining accurate client record reflecting services provided and recommended follow up.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

·       Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·       Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·       Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·       Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·       Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·       Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



Minimum Requirements






Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services  






Preference of 2 years of experience in the field of substance abuse; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills.






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor within 2 years of employment in the state they are working.








·       Must have thorough knowledge of human behavior and performance for the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders.  Specific knowledge necessary for working with special populations (i.e. adolescent developmental issues).

·       Must have thorough knowledge of the federal drug and alcohol confidentiality law (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

·       Must have considerable knowledge of the signs and symptoms of substance use disorders including pharmacological factors.

·       Must have considerable knowledge of the current American Society of Addiction Medicine patient placement criteria and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as it relates to substance-related disorders or able to acquire the knowledge.

·       Must have knowledge of different approaches to counseling and accepted clinical practices.

·       Must have knowledge of the Code of Ethics for substance abuse counselors.

·       Ability to perform the core functions accepted for Behavioral Health Professionals.

·       Must have the ability to effectively direct other staff members.

·       Must have the ability to work with a diverse population.

·       Must have the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

·       Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients, outside professionals and the general public.

·       Must have skills in the operations of computer word processing applications.





·       Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

·       Demonstrates self-directed approach to responsibilities.

·       Ability to communicate effectively



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