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Behavior Specialist

Company: Rogers Behavioral Health
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Summary: The Behavior Specialist is responsible for conducting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with patients within Rogers Behavioral Health Residential, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospital (PHP) and Acute Inpatient treatment programs as detailed. Behavior specialists train and work with the assigned Clinical Services Manager to design and implement CBT specific treatment plans for those with Anxiety & OCD Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders and Trauma-Related Disorders. 


Schedule: Monday-Friday 7a-4:30p


Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in CBT Academy and other training under the direction of the Clinical Services Manager or Director prior to working with patients. Time and training to be determined by the Clinical Services Manager or Director.
  • Provide cognitive behavioral and other therapeutic services, except medication administration, to patients, according to clinical standards of care and under the supervision of the Clinical Services Manager or Director.
  • Participate in weekly supervision sessions with the Clinical Services Manager or Director and communicate with the Clinical Services Manager or Director on an ongoing basis regarding clinical issues.
  • Assure documentation of therapeutic treatment plans, outcome assessments, psychosocial information, and other patient care data is completed within the medical record.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings and complete treatment plan development.
  • Offer training support to other staff members less familiar with the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, mood, eating, and trauma-related disorders.
  • Document mental health services according to applicable regulations and payer expectations.
  • Communicate with Utilization Review department to provide information necessary to assist in facilitating payment for services.
  • Include requirements and guidelines from external agencies; i.e., Joint Commission and state.
  • Maintain and/or communicate to the appropriate party, the function backlog at a set timeframe.
  • Educate new staff to regulations or requirements of those functions that relate to their areas or departments, as directed.
  • Demonstrate acceptance and training of student interns in the department, as directed.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Joint Commission and other regulatory agency compliance regulations. A. Involve self in the learning and application of standards relevant to the partial hospital program.
  • Participate in in services/seminars and other meetings to increase involvement and awareness of regulations.
  • Involve self in the education of other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate understanding of partial hospital regulations and protocol.
  • Participate in Rogers committees, Rogers Improvement System (RIS) team meetings and team projects, as directed.
  • Attend partial hospital meetings, as necessary; actively participate in discussions; recognize and contribute to activities leading to improvement.
  • Participate in the Rogers Improvement System (RIS) program. A. Gain understanding of the RIS process.
  • Apply the RIS model to your department’s activities.
  • Participate and/or create RIS projects that lead to improvement in other Hospital areas.
  • Educate and involve self in Rogers and partial hospital’s RIS plans.
  • Comply with the Hospital’s policies and procedures, including Human Resources, Infection Control, and Employee Health policies and programs. 


Education/Training Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (human services, psychology, social work, or related field preferred).
  • Relevant Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) experience (12 months preferred). Relevant experience may include clinical care, human services, or educational equivalent.
  • Complete Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Academy as directed by operations manager under the consultation of the clinical supervisor or director within ninety (90) days of hire/transfer.
  • A SAC-IT, SAC, or CSAC required in WI. A substance abuse specialty authorization applicable to the state hired in is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Formal self-defense training is required with sixty (60) days of the date of hire/transfer. Annual re-certification is required.
  • Compliance with Residential Care Center (RCC) and Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) employee requirements.
  • If business need should dictate, this role may be required to complete required medication pass training and pass medications in a residential setting



  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for positions of 30 hours or more per week.  
  • Childcare reimbursement offered for positions of 20 hours or more per week.   
  • Gainshare bonus based on company goals.  
  • 401k with matching contribution that is fully vested from day 1. 
  • Loan relief, tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities. 



Rogers Behavioral Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit provider of highly specialized psychiatric care. Rogers offers evidence-based treatment for children, teens, and adults with OCD and anxiety, addiction, depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD. Backed by more than a century of experience, Rogers is leading the way on measurement-based care and use of clinical outcomes.   

Rogers provides residential care and has three inpatient facilities located in southeastern Wisconsin. Rogers also offers outpatient services in a growing network of communities across the U.S.  

The System also includes Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation, which supports patient care, programs, and research; and Rogers In Health, an initiative that works to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges. For more information, visit


Keywords: Rogers Behavioral Health, Kenosha , Behavior Specialist, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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