Behavioral Health Coordinator

RYSE Hawaii seeks a Behavioral Health Coordinator to provide mental health services with a focus in substance disorder treatment to youth through patience, creativity, and acceptance, as youth develop rational competencies and life skills. Manage client motivation, removal of barriers, intakes, and assessments, creating Wellness Plan(s) in coordination with the youth, facilitate referrals, and collaborate with community partners through care coordination.
● Provides professional knowledge of evidence-based concepts, principles, procedures, and practices for youth survivors of crime experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
● The development, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated treatment approach and quality trauma informed youth programs that adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of RYSE as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality.
● Conducts in-depth clinical assessment for potential mental health and/or substance abuse issues, CSE, domestic/community violence, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, and physical health needs.
● Utilizes Motivational Interviewing, CBT, person-centered approaches, and Seeking Safety.
● Provides individual/group/family therapy; co-occurring disorders treatment; crisis
intervention, service/discharge planning; and case-management services as needed. Facilitates outpatient treatment groups and workshops to address the therapeutic and psycho- educational needs of youth survivors; develop and maintain group curriculum.
● Collaborates with case management team to provide services needed to clients in shelter and housing, if needed.
● Develops and cultivates a culture of advocacy and empowerment for youth who have been victims of crime.
● Consult, care coordination, and coordinated linkages with integrated primary care, mental health and substance abuse treatment.
● Attends required meetings, including, but not limited to supervision, staff meetings, and trainings.
● Maintains confidentiality and privacy standards of service partner protected health information and other applicable information and material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA, and state and federal laws on victim confidentiality.
● Monitors client progress and maintains accurate records including data entry into approved database. WITS experience preferred.
● Prepares and submit required reports.
● Performs other related tasks as assigned.
● Needs to either be a 1) CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor), 2) be within 1 year of taking CSAC exam or licensed
● Minimum 2 years of relevant experience under the direct supervision of a licensed Clinician with high-risk adolescents or youth victims. AOD certification a plus.
● Experience in WITS documentation, crisis intervention, therapeutic group facilitation, documentation, curriculum maintenance/development, and case management.
● Must possess or be willing to develop working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis preferred. Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, TF- CBT and Seeking Safety is a plus.
● Able to work in a very diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture, and orientation.
● Able to move outside of comfort zone to build rapport with young adults Ability to work effectively and exhibit professional work ethics, working cooperatively and respectfully with co-workers, administration, and other stakeholders within the community.
● Ability to (re) prioritize and multi-task is a must.
● Proficient in use of computer technology primarily Microsoft WORD & EXCEL. Ability to
complete a variety of daily, bi-weekly, and monthly documentation, as well as data
● Ability to respond efficiently and effectively in emergency situations. Understand and
maintain confidentiality of client information, perform general clerical duties including
record keeping and filing.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
● Ability to work independently and as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
● Must have reliable vehicle, relevant auto insurance, a clean driving record, valid driver’s
license and willing to drive vehicle for job related tasks.
● Maintain certification in CPR & First Aid.
● We believe in second chances. Individuals with challenging backgrounds are strongly
encouraged to apply. Must have minimum 5 years sobriety if applicant has history of substance abuse D/O. Employment is subject to required clearances which include fingerprinting, background checks, and drug testing.
● Ability to complete Hawaii State Victim Assistance Academy and OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center VAT training within six months of hire.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 /year
RYSE is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages all candidates to apply including members of the LGBTQ+ community.