Behavioral Health Specialist - Social Worker (Personal Services)
The BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST is responsible for playing a critical role in the day-to-day care of our children, including the use of Trauma Informed Care. This treatment method allows us to look beyond a child's behavior to the deeper trauma that caused it. This approach helps heal the child so he/she can truly move successfully into adulthood.
To qualify for this position you must have a valid driver's license, be willing to travel, and meet ONE of the following conditions:
About Behavioral Health Services (BHIS)
Behavioral Health Services is a skill-building service that is designed to address behaviors and symptoms associated with the child's mental health diagnosis. The Clinician works with the child and family to improve anger management, behaviors, peer/family relationships, communication, problem-solving, social skills and conflict resolution.
About Four Oaks
At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It's more than our mission – it's the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now. For that reason, we provide prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services. Although we work with more than 15,000 kids and families in all 99 counties each year, each child is unique and treated as a single, special someone who needs some kind of support. Children may come to us with psychiatric and emotional problems; they stay with us until they feel secure. Some have been in trouble with the law, got into drugs or ran away from home; that's when we work with them to teach them a better way to live. Others have challenges in the classroom; we teach them in a way that works for them. And when kids need a safe, secure home, we find foster care or a forever family.