The Associate of Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support (BHS) program will provide you with the education and skills needed to work in a variety of behavioral health or substance abuse support roles.
You will gain specific skills and training for entry-level positions such as care coordinators, community support specialists, and case managers. Upon completion of the program, you will have the required skills to provide quality case management to clients in a variety of settings who are in need of guidance and support. You will be able to properly complete client documentation from intake to discharge including appropriate assessments, safety plans, treatment plans, and discharge summaries. You will be able to identify and utilize case-management treatment modalities for clients in the areas of behavioral health, substance abuse disorders, and chronic health, and family and youth issues, and you will have the skills needed to work with other behavioral health and medical professionals as part of a treatment team. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to begin working immediately in state, county, and local human service agencies, substance abuse treatment programs, rehabilitation centers, correction facilities, retirement facilities, hospitals, and schools.
Professional need within the field of mental and behavioral health has risen significantly in the last ten years. According the Bureau of Labor, employment of social and community service workers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
Salaries for these positions range from $31,000 to $37,000.