MOS 68X—Behavioral Health Specialist
Qualifications for initial award of MOS 68X, Behavioral Health Specialist:
Physical Demands Rating: moderately heavy
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 101
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 19 weeks, 4 days at Ft Sam Houston, Texas
Behavioral Health Specialist (MOS 68X) Description / Major Duties:
The behavioral health specialist, under the supervision of a psychiatrist, social worker, psychiatric nurse, psychologist, assists with the management and treatment in/out patient mental health activities, during peace time or mobilization; collects and records psychosocial and physical data; counsels and treats clients/patients with personal, behavioral or mental health problems.
Duties for MOS 68X at each skill level are:
MOSC 68X1O. Under close supervision, collects and records psychosocial and physical data, assists with care and treatment of psychiatric, drug and alcohol patients and counsels clients/patients with personal, behavioral or psychological problems.
MOSC 68X2O. Collects and records psychosocial and physical data and assists with care and treatment of psychiatric and drug and alcohol patients and counsels clients/patients with personal, behavioral or psychological problems.
MOSC 68X3O. Collects and records psychosocial and physical data and assists with direct treatment of psychiatric, drug and alcohol patients, with the management of psychiatric in/out patient settings, counsel clients/patients with personal, behavioral or psychological problems and assists with management of mental health activity.
MOSC 68X4O. Assists professional staff with management and supervision of patient treatment in inpatient and outpatient mental health activities. Assists professional staff in the supervision of patient treatment programs, personnel matters, supply economy procedures, fiscal, technical and administrative matters.
(1) No history of a felony conviction.
(2) No history of conviction of crimes involving:
(a) Any weapons/ammunition/explosives/arson charges.
(b) Any drug activity involving illegal possession, buying, selling or distribution (dealing) of controlled substances or synthetics.
(c) Violence against persons or property.
(d) Sexual misconduct.
(3) No record of conviction by special or general courts-martial or civilian courts of offenses listed in AR 27-10 (Military Justice), chapter 24 or otherwise required to register as a sexual offender under AR 27-10, chapter 24.
(4) Formal training (completion of 68X course conducted under the auspices of the AMEDDC&S) mandatory.
Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 68X:
M8—Drug and Alcohol Counseling.
Article Last Modified: February 17, 2011