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Behavorial Health Clinician III at State of Oklahoma in PURCELL, Oklahoma

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Behavorial Health Clinician III



Supervisory Organization

340 District 6

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

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The annual salary is $65,075 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Job Posting Title

Behavioral Health Clinician


Level III: Up to $65,075.00 based on Education and experience.

Job Description

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

This position has preferred qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Based Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health, Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E) OR Infant Mental Health endorsement preferred.  If not Endorsed at hire, will pursue Endorsement® as an Infant Mental Health Specialist within two years

  • Trained in the use of trauma Informed treatment modalities (TF-CBT, CPP, etc.)

  • Experience in infant and early childhood assessment and intervention

  • Experience working with families of children, ages 0-13, with an emphasis on relationship-based work with children ages 0-6.

OSDH is seeking a full time Behavioral Health Clinician II or III providing support to the _____________ County Health Department.  This is a state employee position 3400____ governed by the Civil Service Rules,. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Summary

Behavioral Health Clinicians serve as an active member of the Child Guidance Team providing direct services across a continuum of care from promotion, prevention to intervention for families with children birth up to age 13.  Child Guidance is a statewide program that promotes and supports healthy family relationships and child development. Our caring behavioral health staff of masters and doctoral degree-level professionals provide relationship and evidence-based outpatient treatment centered in best practice, clinical judgment and medical necessity.  

The Behavioral Health Clinician is primarily responsible for providing counseling and intervention services to infants, children and their families to enhance the well-being of children birth up to age 13.  In addition, Behavioral Health Clinicians facilitate the early identification of children with psychological, social, emotional or behavioral issues; provide psychoeducation, prevention; training and education as well as consultation with parents and professionals on techniques to promote optimal social-emotional development. Other roles include collaboration with community organizations to ensure systems are in place to enhance families’ parenting needs and capacity to support optimal social emotional development of children.  The Behavioral Health clinician will demonstrate capacity for providing evidence based/informed, developmentally sensitive, trauma informed supports and services for families, children and partners/professionals while exemplifying the values expected within the program and for promoting the mission of the organization. 

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Primary Clinical Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides clinic-based individual, family and group therapy including infant and early childhood mental health services to support child and family well-being.

  • Conducts intakes, including initial client interviews, conducts assessments to make appropriate diagnoses, and develops treatment plans based on the child/family’s mental health needs.

  • Participates in and develops psycho-educational programs which include parenting workshops and children’s groups.

  • Participates in multidisciplinary staff conferences, and offers mental health consultation to child guidance team members and other partnering programs.

  • Provides outreach, training, and consultation within the community to support child and family well-being and positive health outcomes.

  • Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations.

  • Consults with community agencies and school systems on behalf of clients and may provide special programs as requested.

  • May consult/intervene in crisis and potentially life-threatening situations.


The Behavioral Health Clinician job family consists of five levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity of specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for specific tasks, the level of expertise required for completion of the assigned work and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level III:
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced assessment and treatment services such as a highly specialized clinical service. This level has overall responsibility for assigned mental and behavioral health services and functions.


Level III:  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of psychotherapeutic/behavioral intervention techniques; of various assessment and evaluation tools; of the principles, methods and techniques of administering, scoring, and interpreting a variety of counseling tests including complicated or specialized tests; of mental disorders, their symptoms, treatment, and social implications in relation to client and family; of the application of counseling theories with respect to group and individual behavior; of the principles and methods of statistical research as applied to the field of psychology; and of methods and techniques used in training and of psycho educational parent training techniques; and of chemical dependency treatment and counseling techniques.   Ability is required to apply counseling techniques, to evaluate and diagnose counseling problems; to develop therapeutic treatment/plans; to provide therapeutic counseling; to administer counseling tests; and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Other Duties:

Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This position is set in an office environment.  While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach.  Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Travel Requirements:

Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Application Requirements:

If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.



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