Mental Health Specialist

Mental Health Specialist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Mental Health Specialist to join our team.


  • Frequent milieu rounding to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment;
  • Monitor patient vitals;
  • Redirect patients and assist in ADLs. Includes assisting geriatric patients in Activities of Daily Living (bathing, shaving, toileting, etc);
  • Provide direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse;
  • Maintain all patient documentation;
  • Facilitate therapeutic CBT group sessions;
  • Assure compliance with applicable laws pertaining to behavior health in-patient care.


  • Ability to possess and maintain a valid CA Driver’s License, must have suitable vehicle for agency travel and current automobile insurance;
  • Ability to learn and apply clinical skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Knowledge of DSM-5 diagnoses;
  • Understanding of cultural issues, community resources and family dynamics;
  • Fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese is highly desired;
  • Bilingual is a plus;
  • This role requires a valid MT Driver’s License;
  • Provides appropriate mental health assessments, counseling and confrontation avoidance interventions to address the needs of inmates in crisis;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
  • CPI Trained and Certified;
  • Conducts mental health screenings and assessments based on review of available records and clinical interviews with inmates;
  • Working knowledge of general and psycho-education group therapy, therapeutic relationships, and age specific growth and development;
  • Completes billing process according to department policy and procedures;
  • CPR Certified.