Behavioral Health Intake Specialist
The Family Center

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Post Date: Aug 12, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $45,000-$50,000
Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
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The Family Center has been the pioneer in the design and research of care coordination, supportive counseling, permanency planning and advocacy services that address the myriad of issues that challenge families headed by families impacted by illness, crisis and loss. The Family Center’s service array includes Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Legal Services, as well as a wide range of supportive services to assist clients with meeting their treatment and life goals. The agency serves over 1,500 adults and children/youth annually. Please visit our website at to learn more about our services.
The Intake Specialist conducts phone and in-person intakes for adults and children seeking treatment for a wide range of emotional and behavioral health conditions and is a part of the agency’s Behavioral Health Department. They report to Executive Deputy Director for Behavioral Health & Supportive Services.
•        Manage intake phone line, providing information to potential clients and referring providers about TFC services and eligibility requirements, and conducting phone screening.
•        Enter intake data into electronic health record ensuring accuracy and completeness of record at time of enrollment.
•        Screen for potential crises and initiate crisis intervention protocol as needed, such as to address suicidality or child abuse or neglect.
•        Ensure that all callers get timely and accurate information, including efficient connection to TFC services and/or referrals to more appropriate providers.
•        Meet with treatment team to discuss new cases, presenting issues, and other considerations that will impact initial case assignment and approach.
•        Track all phone and in-person encounters using electronic case record and other tools.
•        Work as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes therapists, psychiatrist, nurse, substance abuse counselors, case managers and peers.
•        Collaborate with team to triage new cases, presenting issues, and other factors impacting initial case assignment.
•        Integrate trauma-informed care at multiple stages and ensure a warm hand off between intake and clinicians.
•        Develop intake protocols, screens, script, data collection, and workflow, for new community clinic in detail
•        Some weekend and/or evening hours required.
•        Any special projects and/or other duties as assigned.

•        Bachelor’s Degree required, Master Degree in Social Work or related field preferred
•        Detail orientation and excellent organizational and documentation skills.
•        Ability to work as part of a clinical team.
•        Proficient computer skills including use of Google suite and Electronic Health Records
•        Understanding of DSM-V mental health diagnoses and treatment approaches for adults and children.
•        Ability to provide professional, confidential services to individuals and families and function in a high-paced, trauma-informed environment.
•        Excellent interpersonal and engagement skills.
•        Ability to understand and communicate eligibility criteria and priorities which may change over time and to manage complex assessment protocols to meet various mandates.

Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to and put “Behavioral Health Intake Specialist” in subject line.

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Contact Details

State/Province: New York
Country: United States