Behavioral Health Mentorship

The Barber Behavioral Health Mentorship will be a rotational employment position throughout the various programs within the BBH service line. The purpose of this position is to provide clinical on the job training by exposing the apprentice to the different services and programs within BBH. The duties will include job shadowing, providing billable and nonbillable services, administrative tasks, and other duties to support the needs of our programs all while gaining experience and knowledge of the clinical services we provide.


  • Have a hands-on, meaningful learning experience.
  • Establish and maintain effective and appropriate communication with supervisor and program managers.
  • Follow the expectations of the BBH service line.
  • Review, learn and abide by OMHSAS regulations and CCBH performance standards.
  • Support behavioral health clinicians in the field with day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Gain insight into behavioral health programs to develop an understanding of what long term career options the apprentice would want to pursue.
  • Utilize and challenge academic skills and apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real life scenarios.
  • Actively participate in program specific clinical supervision
  • Provide clear and accurate documentation when necessary.
  • Work with clients to achieve goals set forth in their treatment plan; utilize behavioral or therapeutic interventions.
  • Become familiar with client documentation such as progress notes, assessments and treatment plans
  • Become familiar with Erie County Mental Health Resources


  • A minimum of 3 years completed in a Bachelor level degree in a human services field or a completed Bachelor degree in the human services field. The applicant can also be entering into a Clinical Master’s program.
  • Knowledge in the field of Psychology, social work or other related human services field.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • Valid driver's license required
  • State Police Criminal History Check required
  • Child Abuse History Clearance required
  • FBI Fingerprint Clearance required

Perks with a Purpose
Our benefits are created with YOU in mind.

Financial Well-being
• 403B Retirement Savings options
• On-Demand Pay
• Employee Referral Bonus program
• Student Loan Forgiveness
• College Scholarship & Tuition Discounts
• Employee Discounts
Life & Family Support
• Erie Campus*- discounted on-site weekday childcare
• Employee discounts for select events and services

    Who is Barber National Institute?

    The Barber National Institute is a non-profit committed to its mission of providing the highest quality services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or behavioral health challenges and their families. Since our founding in 1952, we have evolved into a multi-faceted organization serving more than 6,200 individuals annually with a wide range of educational, vocational, residential and behavioral health programs.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. If you need an accommodation to apply, please contact HR. EOE