Behavioral Health Specialist III

State of Mississippi

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$41,341 a year

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This is professional work in administering diagnostic assessments in collecting behavioral data to appraise intelligence, memory, personality and other psychological functions to identify any mental health intervention needs and/or behavioral intervention needs. It also involves developing intervention strategies and ensuring the implementation of the strategies.
Examples of Work: Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Interviews subjects to obtain information.

Collects various forms of behavioral data (e.g., frequency counts, duration information, interval sampling, etc.) to help determine further assessment needs and intervention needs.

Works with individuals or groups in appropriate active treatment exercises to help promote better behavioral and mental health.

Participates in team meetings with other staff members.

Prepares documented information related to the collected behavioral data (e.g., using excel, hand written graphs, pie charts, etc.). May also author psychological evaluations and behavior plans.

Presents data in conferences with psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, social workers and other staff members.

All duties and/or assignments will be performed under appropriate psychological supervision.

Supervises individuals in the Technician series.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Education:
A Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Psychology, Counseling, Counselor Education, Community Counseling, or Psychometry, including or supplemented by the completion of two (2) psychological test/assessment courses which are acceptable to the appointing authority.


Four (4) years of experience.

Documentation Required:

Applicants must attach a valid copy of his/her transcript or other evidence to verify completion of required course work. The hiring agency will verify course work.

Licensure or Internship Requirements:
Incumbent must have one (1) of the following:
Holds a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist (LCMHT) or Certified Mental Health Therapist (CMHT) or Licensed Clinical Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist (LCIDDT) or Certified Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist (CIDDT) or Licensed Clinical Addictions Therapist (CAT) [credentials issued by the Department of Mental Health] or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) licensed by the MS Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed by the MS Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, or applicant has completed all required educational course work including a twelve (12) month clinical internship for a doctoral degree in psychology with exception of the dissertation.
Mississippi State Personnel Board

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