Position title
Behavioral Health Specialist

The Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for the facilitation of projects that change physical environment, build community resilience, or improve systemic processes to enhance behavioral health and wellness to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The project’s main goal is to enhance behavioral health and community resilience. This project will address adverse childhood experiences, social determinants of health, and/or other youth, family and community risk and protective factors. The service area includes one of the following Counties:  Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, or Wilson. This project is a grant funded temporary position for 18 months beginning 9/1/21 and will have a team of five staff to work in conjunction with existing Community Coalition Partnership (CCP) staff.

This position is grant funded.

REPORTS TO: CCP-COV Project Director

Required Trainings
  • Attend the HHSC scheduled Trainings and Technical Assistance for this project.
  • Attend Sexual Harassment Awareness Training at Orientation.
  • Attend HIV/ AIDS Model Workplace Guidelines Training at Orientation.
  • Attend Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Training within 60 days of employment or have valid certification upon hire. Must maintain valid certification while employed.
  • Attend Suicide Prevention Training Annually.
  • Attend Continuum of Care Training Annually.
  • Attend Reporting Child Abuse Training Annually.
  • Attend Stigma, Overdose Prevention Training Annually.
  • Attend HHSC Cyber Security Training Annually.
  • Attend Human Trafficking Awareness Training Annually.
  • Attend at least one Youth or Adult Mental Health First Aid Training.
  • Attend Safety trainings as scheduled or assigned. (Active Shooter/ Stop the Bleed).
Core Duties
  • Thoroughly understand SACADA’s philosophy and services available to the community.
  • Implement the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Strategies that include delivery of prevention education, information dissemination, positive alternatives and community-based processes and identification of problems and referral to services.
  • Collect data to pinpoint areas within the grantee’s region that are most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and behavioral health disparities.
  • Assist with the development of project implementation plan submitted to HHSC for approval by SACADA in October 2021.
  • Implement the project activities from the Approved Implementation Plan.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, professional, and productive work relationships with local key stakeholders.
  • Recruit local community organizations to conduct stress reduction/trauma healing activities.
  • Conduct and facilitate presentations to community members about stress reduction/trauma healing in person or virtually.
  • Prepare and complete accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports by deadline while following organization and funding requirements.
  • Works with the coalition team on process and outcome evaluation.
  • Attend team and staff meetings in person and online work with Directors on process, outcome evaluation and the development of activities to meet project goals. This includes the Prevention Resource Center (PRC) Regional Epidemiological Workgroup Quarterly Meeting.
  • Attend HHSC community development training and Technical Assistance required meetings.
  • Maintain stakeholder contact information and community agreements in the designated database.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of education, social and/or human services, or public health preferred; commensurate experience accepted as determined by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, community organizing, public health, recruiting volunteer groups.
  • Ability to work independently and yet maintain close, collaborative relationships with coalition team, community stakeholders and other agency staff.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Teams, Office 365
  • Knowledge and experience using various online platforms such as Zoom, and Go To Meetings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Other Requirements
  • This position requires work in the community. Behavioral Health Specialist may need to work from home as assigned due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. Staff will follow any guidelines provided by SACADA as updated based on COVID-19 status in the community.
  • Demonstrate adherence to the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in the Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards, 2013) for the proposed target population and demonstrate good-faith efforts to reach out to underserved population.
  • Must have and provide your own transportation to and from community assignments.
  • Must be able to work occasional outdoor activities and handle environmental elements.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Employees will be expected to attend online meetings, trainings and to be on time and to be professionally dressed and groomed for all online sessions.
  • Must be able to lift, pull, and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be fluent with computer programs and social media tools.
Options to Apply

Use the form below to provide us your information and Resume/CV file.

Or Email/Fax

Send your resume and this SACADA Employment Application Form (Fillable PDF) completed, via Email Gloria Solis at gsolis@sacada.org or fax them to 210-225-4768.

SACADA is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

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Employment Type
Full-time, Temporary
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
18 months
Job Location
Working Hours
Mon - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Base Salary
Date posted
July 12, 2021
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