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Behavioral Health Specialist - Corrections & Diversion 


What are we looking for in a Behavioral Health Specialist?

As part of the Corrections and Diversion teams, this position works with local law enforcement to identify individuals whose mental health or substance use disorders have contributed to their reason for police contact. Instead of having the individual arrested, the Behavioral Health Specialist advocates for the individual to be referred to appropriate mental health or substance use treatment programs or facilities. This position requires coordinating with other Diversion programs (such as pre-trial or mental health court), jail mental health services, intensive community support programs, and other Comprehensive and community services to ensure continuity of treatment. This position is most suited for someone with excellent interpersonal skills who desires to work with those in the legal system in order to help them obtain services that will ultimately reduce future legal contact. This is a full-time position with a schedule of Friday through Monday, 6am-4:30pm.

Behavioral Health Specialist duties may include:

  • identifying and referring individuals for appropriate treatment
  • coordinating with jail services, crisis services, Comprehensive Healthcare programs, and other community providers to ensure continuity of care
  • advocating for community treatment for incarcerated individuals
  • acting as liaison between corrections, judicial, and treatment services
  • crisis evaluation and intervention services
  • assisting in treatment planning with clients and treatment teams
Position Requirements

Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, social services, or related field.

Professional Credentials: Eligible for Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration.

Location Yakima  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift Days 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or

Pre-employment drug screening is required.

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