St. Luke's Health System

Flex Mental Health Specialist Partial Hospitalization Program

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Behavioral Health Pediatric Boise
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1075 E Park Blvd, Boise, Park Blvd Mental Health


St. Luke’s is looking for a Mental Health Specialist to join us in our strategy to be the community’s trusted partner in providing exceptional, patient- centered care. The Mental Health Specialist will work within our Partial Hospitalization Program for adolescents ages 12-17. The Mental Health Specialist  will work closely with a team of Psychiatrists, Mental Health Therapists, and a School Teacher providing support in a group therapy setting.


  • Monitors patients physical and emotional well-being and reports unusual behavior or physical ailments to the treatment team.
  • Interacts with patients throughout the day monitoring behavior and providing behavioral interventions and de-escalation.
  • Acts as a patient advocate communicating with primary therapist and treatment team so that patient needs will be met.
  • Provides basic care and oversees the safety and security of mental/behavioral health patients under supervision of the Clinical Manager.
  • Assists patients in participating in recreational activities and group therapy activities by providing 1:1 support within the group environment to understand the curriculum and fully participate in the group treatment
  • Ensures safe and healthy environment of care.
  • Documentation of observations in groups and completion of daily risk assessments and screening tools. Updates patient charts to ensure proper diagnosis is attached to the patient record.
  • May co-facilitate group therapy under supervision.
  • Participates in weekly treatment team and provides feedback based on patients behaviors and response to interventions, may participate in developing care plan.
  • Acts as communication liaison with patient families and others to ensure patient safety and well-being.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: 2 years of experience
  • Licenses/Certifications: None

Preferred Criteria:

  • Understanding of children’s mental health
  • Experience working with adolescents, group work, and/or experience as a psych tech
  • Verbal de-escalation skills
  • Able to recognize signs and symptoms of escalation and appropriately de-escalate
  • Ability to document effectively in an electronic medical record
  • Participate in treatment team and case staffing reviews

Why St. Luke's

A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer with more than 15,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue this same tradition of excellence.


For more information, please contact Julie Leguineche at 


About Boise

Known as the "City of Trees," Boise is Idaho's capital city—both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports.  Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art MuseumJulia Davis Park and Zoo BoiseThe Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails. 


Learn more about what the City of Trees has to offer you:

St. Luke’s Health System | Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau | Boise Parks and Recreation | Boise Museum Association | Boise Music Festival | Boise Philharmonic | Downtown Boise Restaurants | Boise Valley Economic Partnership | Hyde Park events | Treefort Music Festival | First Thursdays | Alive After Five | Capitol City Public Market | Runs and Triathlons | Shakespeare Festival | Sawtooth National Forest | Visit






*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.


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