The Behavior Support Professional (BSP), as part of the primary treatment team, identifies, triages and manages clients’ behavioral health problems within the primary care setting.
In addition, the BSP will:
- Provide skill training through psycho-education and client education strategies and will develop specific behavioral support and treatment plans for clients.
- Assist primary care providers in recognizing and treating mental health disorders, psychosocial and behavioral challenges.
- Assess the clinical status of clients referred by primary care providers through intensive consultative.
- Work with primary care team to treat and manage clients with chronic emotional and/or behavioral problems efficiently and effectively.
- Work with primary care provider to refer cases to additional supports and services as appropriate.
- Assist in the detection of at-risk clients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
- Assist in preventing relapse or morbidity in conditions that tend to recur over time.
- Evaluate client care plans with primary care team.
- Teach clients, families and staff about care, prevention and treatment enhancement techniques.