Behavioral Health Specialist III - Behavioral Health - HHope Program - Riverside- job post

Riverside, CA

Education & Certificates

  • Counseling Certification
  • Substance Abuse Counseling Certification


  • Spanish
  • Bilingual

The County of Riverside - Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health department has two vacancies for a Behavioral Health Specialist III (BHS III) for the (HHOPE) Program serving the Riverside area. The incumbent will refer clients to County operated and/or community treatment facilities and ensures connection to primary and specialty health care as needed.

The HHOPE Program supports the Department of Mental Health Programs and the consumers they serve. Our Goal is also to partner with housing providers across the continuum of housing options to promote housing development, improve access to housing and to ensure effective supportive housing services to persons served in Riverside County

The most competitive candidates will be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Electronic Medical record system, Excel, Microsoft Word, smartphone use knowledge, Clarity system knowledge aka HMIS, HIPPA Compliance, cultural competency training, ELMR knowledge, Medi-Cal billing, experience working with SAPT clinics, recovery knowledge, safety training in Non-Violence Crisis Intervention, crisis service background and experience working with BH clinics.

The schedule for these positions will be a 9/80, Monday through Friday (7:30am-5:00pm) schedule.

A valid CADL is required.
Bilingual (Spanish) is desired

The Behavioral Health Specialist III will be expected to use motivational enhanced techniques when performing multidimensional Substance Use screenings with clients. The incumbent for this position will make referrals and working with contracted providers so that the client can receive the appropriate level of care.

The Behavioral Health Specialist III should have experience working within a multi-dimension team and be able to assist various professionals in the field. They will be expected to work with the hospitals, outside agencies, school, criminal justice and mental health providers. The Behavioral Health Specialist III should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to multitask. Strong oral and written skills are required.

Candidates are required to be certified at date of application as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor and to have a valid Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) certification in accordance with the certification requirements as pursuant to Sections 11755, 11864, 11876 (a), and 11834.50 of the California Health and Safety Code and Sections 9846, 10125 and 10564 of the California Code of Regulations through either the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) or the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs or Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC).

Meet the Team!
RUHS-Behavioral Health