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Burrell Behavioral Health Community Behavioral Health Specialist - (Adult Services, Independence) - $2,500 SIGN ON BONUS in Independence, Missouri

Looking to feed your desire to give to your community and support those who need a helping hand? Look no further! Not only is Burrell growing the amount of its resources, services, and facilities to assist as many communities as possible, it also provides plenty of opportunity for growth in your current field and the freedom to explore others. Our culture and our environment are unlike any other. We offer highly-competitive pay and a full range of top-notch full-time employee benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • Retirement Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Description:

"We are truly in the business of saving lives"

-Dr. C.J. Davis; President and CEO

Want to know what it's like to work at Burrell?

Click on the link below to find out -

Burrell Behavioral Health - Join our Team! - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAeyh9_GcEI)


Kansas City / Independence


Job Overview:

The Community Behavioral Health Specialist provides case management services to assigned caseload. Services are provided to maximize an individuals immediate and continued community functioning while achieving and sustaining recovery/resiliency from mental illness and/or substance us disorders. The Community Behavioral Health Specialist completes initial and annual assessments and develops wellness plans in accordance with clients individual treatment goals. This position conducts education groups as assigned and is part of a multidisciplinary team.

What you'll get to do:

  • Provide a community-based case management services that is individualized and delivered in a strengths-based, and person-centered focus, to the assigned case load of clients.

  • Complete initial and annual assessments and other required documentation per departmental guidelines, within the electronic medical record (EMR) for each individual on the assigned caseload. Complete any additional assessments that are assigned by the team leader or clinical supervisor

  • Develop person-centered and strengths-based wellness plans in coordination with the completed assessments.

  • Conduct risk assessments as part of the assessment bundle and develops supportive care plans as a preventative risk measure.

  • Provide educational information and skill building in identified areas of concern to assigned client/family on topics such as daily living skills, education, symptom management, communication/relationships with a focus on improving functioning and quality of life.

  • Act as liaison to community and service organizations/programs including but not limited to Public Administrator/guardians, employment or educational entities, social service providers, legal/financial agencies as well as access to necessary wellness and rehabilitative services.

  • Assist assigned clients in gaining access to resources, both internal and external which support recovery goals.

  • Serve on departmental, program, or agency committee(s) or task team(s) as assigned.


  • Master’s in Counseling, Social Work required

  • Minimum two years working with adult SPMI or children with SED preferred.

What we offer:

Great pay, great schedule, great benefits, and an amazing culture of inclusiveness and positivity. Burrell’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in all of our content and across all of our agency. Diversity is more than a commitment at Burrell—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.


Master's Level



We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work related factors.

Burrell is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Burrell Behavioral Health is the recognized leader in Community Mental Health. Founded in 1977, our network of providers, therapists, case managers, and direct support staff serve more than 45,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas. We provide comprehensive care for behavioral health clients of all ages, helping them to improve their lives through our wide-ranging continuum of care.

“We believe that the conversation about behavioral health is paramount. There are few conversations facing our communities more critical than behavioral health. As the conversation evolves, Burrell is committed to being a leader in this post-stigma world.”

-C.J. Davis, President & CEO, Burrell Behavioral Health