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Behavioral Health Specialist- Psych Emergency Department
Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado
Date Posted 09/05/2022
Nonprofit-Mental Health Occupations
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Behavioral Health Specialist- Psych Emergency Department

Full Job Description

Why Work at Children's....

Here, it’s different. Come join us.

Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.

Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists, and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit, and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.

We’ve been Magnet-designated four times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 11 specialty care centers, 1,300+ outreach clinics and more than 10,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.

Here, we know it takes all of us, every role, to deliver the best possible care to each child and family we treat.

That’s why we build our teams toward a foundation of equity in access, advancement, and opportunity. We know teams of individuals with different identities and backgrounds can nurture creativity and innovation. We know we can see, treat, and heal children better when our team reflects the diversity of our patient population. We strive to attract and retain diverse talent because we know a truly inclusive and equitable workforce will help us one day realize our most basic calling: to heal every child who comes through our doors.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different.

Additional Information

Department: Psych Emergency Department
Hours per week: 24, eligible for benefits
Shift: Part time (2 shifts/wk), weekend and holiday requirements

Job Overview

The Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for direct patient care and safety including supervision and management of children and adolescents; performs duties under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed psychiatric professional. This position may encounter potentially volatile care situations that could result in bodily harm.



  • Neonate - <30 days
  • Infancy - >30 days to 1yr
  • Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs
  • Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs
  • School age - >5yrs to 13yrs
  • Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs
  • Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs


An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Provides direct patient care and management of children and adolescents while under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed psychiatric professional.
  • Leads, monitors and collaborates educational and therapeutic groups for patients.
  • Participates in clinical rounds, maintains communication with unit or department leadership.
  • Responds as part of the Behavioral Assistance Resource Team; provides assistance to patients, family members or visitors 18 years of age and younger exhibiting the potential for harm to self or others.
  • Ensures proper documentation of patient progress; completes 15-minute patient checks; provides one-to-one patient observation and or milieu management.
  • Assists new hires as required.
  • Attends educational in-services for Behavior Specialists; participates in unit committees and educational offerings.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines or departments on patient care and unit safety.
  • Provides customer service as related to the Mental Health field.

Other Information


  • Guidelines: Trains in the field and assists higher level personnel to acquire learning through practical experience.
  • Complexity: Performs routine and/or basic tasks common to the field. Procedures, methods, and techniques to be used are well established with options to be considered well defined. Tools, work aids, and materials to be used are specified.
  • Decision Making: Duties assigned are primarily routine, repetitive, and restricted in intricacy with little or no discretion in how they are carried out.
  • Communications: Contacts with team members, clients or the public where factual information relative to the organization or its functions are received, relayed, or a service rendered according to established procedures or instructions.
  • Supervision Received: Under close supervision, the employee receives training to develop skills and abilities in a specific line of work or general occupational area. Work product is subject to close, continuous inspection.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree with a minor in psychology or related field
  • Equivalency: Professional relevant experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.
  • Certification(s): Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR certification
  • Safety Care training upon hire; Previous adolescent psych experience preferred

Physical Requirements

Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

  • Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
  • General Activity: Stand/Walk: Up to 10 hours per day
  • Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Motion: Carry: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Motion: Climb: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Motion: Crawl: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Motion: Push: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Motion: Reach: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Motion: Squat/Crouch: Up to 1/3 of time
  • Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 100 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time

Work Environment

  • Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
  • Exposure: Exposure to cold/heat: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to dampness: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to noise/vibration: Occasional.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

Salary Information

Annual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $40,455.03 to $60,682.55
Hourly Salary Range: $19.45 to $29.17

Benefits Information

Here, you matter. As a Children’s Hospital Colorado team member, you will receive a competitive pay and benefits package designed to take care of your needs that includes base pay, incentives, paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, company provided life and disability insurance, paid parental leave, 403b employer match (retirement savings), a robust wellness program, and access to a best-in-class education benefit with 75+ tuition-free programs to help you advance your career.

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