AltaPointe Health Systems

Behavioral Specialist - Lead (Bay Minette)

Job Locations US-AL-Bay Minette
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/9/2022 9:09 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
AltaPointe Site
Adult Outpatient Services - Bay Minette
Bachelor Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Monday - Friday 7:00am- 3:30pm


Adult Outpatient Programs provide the least restrictive level of care where adults may receive clinical interventions aimed at decreasing existing signs and symptoms. Outpatient treatment focuses on recovery, problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Treatment varies widely and depends upon the consumer’s presenting symptoms.


Clinical responsibilities

  • Schedules and conducts initial assessments of consumers to determine if they meet criteria for enrollment into the program.
  • Advises referral source if the consumer doesn’t meet criteria.
  • Refers consumer to higher or lower continuum of care, if needed.
  • Assesses the consumers’ interests and skill levels.
  • Schedules consumers for appropriate activities according to program standards and consumers’ treatment needs.
  • Maintains accurate schedule of Rehab Day Treatment activities.
  • Plans and develops activities according to the consumers’ rehabilitation needs.
  • Implements planned activities.
  • Provides ongoing monitoring and interaction with consumers.
  • Teaches consumers on a daily basis in both formal and informal settings.
  • Maintains enrollment of consumers in Rehab Day Treatment Program (RDP).
  • Completes bi-weekly RDP notes
  • Ensures Behavioral Aides’ documentation meets standards.
  • Approves/Disproves bi-weekly notes submitted by Behavioral Aides.
  • Maintains signature logs for both daily attendance and transportation.
  • Coordinates transportation needs with the driver of the van for each consumer.


Maintains accurate transportation list.

  • Backs up the van driver for RDP consumer pick up/drop off. 
  • Conducts assessments of consumers to determine if discharge from the program is appropriate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation.
  • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources to ensure quality care for consumers.
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies.


Supervision and consultation

  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed.
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement.
  • Actively works to enhance skills.


Clinical record keeping

Documents in a timely fashion per Alta Pointe policy.

Documents appropriate, complete, and comprehensive educational and activity needs.

Documents in a clear and concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals addressed, services provided, and consumer progress.


Courteous and respectful attitudes towards consumers, visitors and co-workers

  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion.
  • Respects consumers’ privacy and confidentiality.
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others.
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed.
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others.
  • Is sensitive to the consumers’ needs, expectations and individual differences.
  • Is gentle and calm to consumers and families.


Administrative and other related duties as assigned

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities.
  • Actively participates in Alta Pointe committees as required.
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs.
  • Follows Alta Pointe policies and procedures.
  • Attends appropriate in-services training and other workshops.



Bachelor’s degree in a mental health discipline; valid state issued driver license; knowledge in adult specialty outlined below to be attained within six (6) months of employment.

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult population
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity
  • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers, as well as, to non-violent crisis intervention practices.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles
  • Knowledge of available community resources
  • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disorders


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