Senior Behavioral Health Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7194000 (Ref.No. 17802-en_US)
Posted: November 16, 2023

Job Description

Title: Senior Behavioral Health Associate 

Division: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (80001039)  

Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Menninger Activity (90006614) 

Location: Houston (1100) 

Salary Range: $63,151 to $95,000 

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Employment Duration: Full-time 

FLSA Status: Exempt 


This position is responsible for developing evidence-based practices, setting program goals, and managing complex cases for a new program geared for individuals experiencing mental health, addictions, and substance abuse issues. The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide clinical supervision, expertise in complex treatment plans, and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team with local community mental health providers in Houston to offer term-based clinical treatment and co-occurring disorders in underserved areas.


The ideal candidate would be a certified Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, or a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor - Supervisor.

Job Duties

  • Provides clinical supervisor and mentorship to junior staff. 
  • May manage a team of specialists and/or trainees providing patient care services including psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, counseling, emotional support, and group therapy work.
  • Provides training and counsellings services to paitents and families. In collaboration with the treatment team, identify individual and group resources for assigned patients and family members; serve as liaison between the patient and these resources; initiate and maintain ongoing communication with referral sources
  • Reviews and approves treatment plans and interventions. Collaborates with the addiction discipline team members and director to ensure delivery of addiction services including groups and mutual support meetings.
  • Manages complex cases that require advanced expertise.
  • Sets program goals, policies, and referral processes.
  • May assist in the recruitment and hiring of new behavioral health specialists.
  • Ensures documentation is entered into the electronic health records, and deadlines for completion are met consistently. 
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulatory standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
  • Four years of relevant experience.
  • Licensure as a LCSW-S, or LPC-S

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor - Supervisor.




Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.