Behavioral Health Specialist

Requisition Number:  49169


About the role

The Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for evaluating and managing individuals with behavioral, mental, and emotional health problems within the primary care setting. The setting is primarily with a transitioning Afghan population so experience with trauma informed care and displaced individuals is essential. In addition, this position will also require the development and implementation of general wellness programs to support beneficiaries.

Key responsibilities

Facilitate individual and group therapy sessions

• Provide social services, behavioral health, and addiction medicine services.

• Work directly with primary health care providers in identifying and treating mental disorders and psychosocial difficulties including the detection of at-risk patients and further harm prevention.

• Provide consultative services to patients referred by primary care providers

• Determines patient care plans along with the primary care team.

• Maintains accurate patient records including the proper tracking of treatment plans.

• Educates the primary care team on mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety) and providing tools and techniques to manage these disorders including, anger management and marital and family issues.

• Teaches patients, families and staff about prevention methods and treatment options.

• Active participation in day-to-day office activities, including a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve procedural processes, obtain approvals, and remain abreast of new developments and policy requirements. Active participation in Mass Casualty exercises and events (as required)

Experience Required:

Minimum of five (3) years of experience in short term, solution focused counselling with individuals, children, families, and couples.

• Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with an Afghan population

• Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with psychotherapy groups

Education Required

• Current and unrestricted license (LPC, LMFT, LMHC, LISW, LCSW, or similar) or authorizing document from any US State, District of Columbia or US Territory to provide healthcare within scope of practice

• Must hold a BA degree in psychology, Counselling, or Social Work. Must hold a valid state license as a LPC, LMFT, LMHC, LISW, LCSW, or similar behavioural health license.

• Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Physical Requirements

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. 

• Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.

• May require bending, stooping and lifting to 15 lbs.

Other Special Qualifications

Fluency in either Dari or Pashto (both preferred)

• Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate.

• This position is unaccompanied.

• Must be able to relocate to Kaiserslautern, Germany

• A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay in Germany.



International SOS Government Medical Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.