Qualified Behavioral Health Professional (OMJ/MC)
The QBHP leads the mobile response encounter, conducting community-based, face-to-face assessments of Individuals with behavioral health and/or substance misuse conditions in an active state of crisis. The QBHP identifies the Individual’s immediate needs, determines the level of risk, de-escalates/resolves the crisis, collaboratively develops crisis safety plans, and/or facilitates referral to a higher level of care if indicated. When not actively dispatched, assists the Crisis Call Center Hub with answering calls and completing telephonic assessments.
Community based response includes, but is not limited to, homes, schools, parks, on the street, etc. but excludes hospital emergency departments and jails. Candidates must have a valid OH driver’s license and access to a reliable personal vehicle to drive self to and from dispatch locations (no one else is allowed in the vehicle while doing so)
There are three levels for this role, each with its own qualifications:
QBHP 1 – No license with at least five years of direct behavioral health or IDD work experience
QBHP 2– Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Social Worker
QBHP 3 – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Independent Social Work, Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist