MOS 68X Behavioral Health Specialist Duty Descriptions

68X Behavioral Health NCO
Platoon Sergeant in Main Section assigned to a Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC) Detachment with a mission of world wide, short notice deployment in support of contingency operations and other directed missions; augments Behavioral Health (BH) services and tasks at the battalion and installation level by conducting prevention briefs, psycho-educational classes, initial intakes, triages, and psychological assessments; responsible for the health, welfare, morale, discipline, training, and combat readiness of seven Soldiers, and mentorship of two Sergeants; assisted with the maintenance of over $300,000 of tactical equipment.

NCOIC, Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
Serves as the NCOIC of the Department of Behavioral Health Services (BHS); provides administrative support to the Chief of Behavioral Health; manages a total of twenty eight personnel; eighteen assigned for direct patient care, eight assigned for dual duties of patient care and admin support; supervises two Soldiers and three civilians; responsible for the security and serviceability of over 10,000 patient records, over $200,000 worth of equipment and supplies; works with a variety of installation command elements to coordinate and execute behavioral health related missions.

Prevention Team NCOIC
Serves as the Prevention Team NCOIC; provides management assistance for the technical and tactical operations of a forward deployed Combat Stress Control Prevention team; assists in a wide range of psychological and social services; compiles caseload data and refers patients to appropriate mental health and medical clinicians; counsels Soldiers experiencing emotional and social difficulties; facilitates group counseling and critical event debriefings; conducts unit behavioral health surveys and manages administrative duties; responsible for the health and welfare, training, counseling, and supervision of one Soldier.

68X Behavioral Health NCO
Serves as a Behavioral Health NCO and maintains a case load of 10-15 active duty enlisted clients for one-on-one counseling and case management support; responsible for completing daily client notes and patient chart maintenance; performs front desk reception area coverage and crisis intervention of emergency walk-in clients; responsible for the clinical security of over 10,000 charts; responsible for direct supervision, counseling and mentoring of one Soldier.

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