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Youth Behavioral Health Liaison in Union, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 11/17/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $25.31- $28.17/hr

The Youth Behavioral Health Liaison I (YBHL) is a mental health professional who forms local community partnerships with various youth-serving organizations to address specific behavioral health needs of vulnerable children and youth. YBHLs will function as service connectors for youth with co-occurring mental illness, substance use and/or developmental disability to link youth to services available through community partners. A primary goal of establishing YBHLs is to form better community partnerships between Community Mental Health Centers and other behavioral health treatment providers, Division of Disability providers and regional offices, Juvenile Offices and Family Courts, Children’s Division, schools, and hospitals to help improve outcomes for youth and behavioral health issues. YBHLs will work to divert youth from inpatient hospitalization and out of home placements such as residential treatment centers, juvenile detention, and jail, while supporting youth in natural family and/or community-based setting. Through their interactions with the YBHLs, youth and families with behavioral health issues and developmental disabilities who have frequent interaction with Children’s Division, Juvenile and Family Courts, law enforcement, and inpatient hospitals will have improved access to behavioral health treatment.

This is a Full-time, benefit eligible position. This candidate must have some flexibility in the schedule due to crisis situation. 


• Complete cursory screenings for students for behavioral health service needs and refer appropriately
• Work collaboratively with existing functions already provided by school personnel
• Coordinate services and develop local systems of care for individuals with behavioral health needs who have come to the attention of school personnel; brief case management may be provided
• Provide or coordinate training and consultation on behavioral health issues specific to youth for school personnel, law enforcement and court staff, as needed
• Establish or enrich relationships with school personnel, Law enforcement, Children’s Division and juvenile court staff to ensure proper collaboration
• Assist youth, including transitional aged youth, and their families with behavioral health needs in accessing appropriate, voluntary services upon referral by school personnel or Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) report
• Participate in scheduled meetings related to youth initiatives (Fostering Court Improvement, Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, Crossover Youth Initiative), when appropriate
• Attend monthly conference calls, webinars and face-to-face meetings/trainings as requested by the Director of Access and Urgent Care Services CBHL
• Complete monthly reports, which includes entering data in Care Manager
• Participate in local law enforcement Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) to assist law enforcement in dealing with youth with behavioral health needs
• Complete all mandatory documentation, as noted by supervisor and/or Director of Access and Urgent Care Services-CBHL
• Other duties as assigned by the DCCO of Access and Urgent Care Services, and Director of Access and Urgent Care Services CBHL


Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Development, or other related behavioral health field required

• One (1) year of related experience required
• Driver’s License required
• Working knowledge of DSM-V required

Compass Health Network is a nonprofit health care organization offering accessible, comprehensive, & compassionate behavioral health, substance use treatment, family medicine and dental services throughout Missouri. Our network of care includes Royal Oaks Hospital and Adapt of Missouri.  We are both a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC).   Operating only from the highest ethical and professional standards, we provide access to innovative care designed to meet the health needs of the communities we serve.  Our mission is “Inspire Hope.  Promote Wellness.” 

Why join us?

We believe some of the most passionate people in the world work here.  Our dedicated and talented staff are our most valuable asset.  We strive to provide a work environment and services that are inclusive for our patients and our employees.

At Compass Health Network, these are just a few of the benefits that we offer as an organization:

  • Competitive benefits
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Licensure supervision
  • Mentor opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Scholarship program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Headspace Access
  • Paid time off & Paid Holidays
  • NHSC Loan Repayment Participant

We welcome inquiries from qualified individuals who want to be part of a team of hardworking, dedicated and compassionate employees whose work helps us aspire to our vision of full, healthy, productive lives for everyone. We look forward to meeting you!

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.