Organization: Connecting Communities in Action (CCA)
Posting Start: 08/01/2021
Job Title: Mental Health Clinician: Mobile Crisis Response
Posting End: 08/31/2021
A Brief Job Description:
*Multiple shifts & positions and shifts available.
Shall work in conjunction with a peer advocate to provide crisis intervention services in the community during non-traditional work hours.
Education & Experience:
- Minimum Educational requirements: Licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW), Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) or Registered Nurse (RN) with psychiatric experience
- Experience treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses.
- Experience in assessing lethality.
- Direct experience with, or significant knowledge of, the intersectionality of mental illness and substance use disorders.
- The ability to effectively deescalate crises.
- Respond to crisis calls in the community; shall report to crisis setting.
- Assess client needs and lethality.
- Develop a crisis intervention plan, with may include, but not be limited to de-escalation, use of informal supports, respite services, and hospitalization.
- Implement crisis intervention plan with consent of client.
- Provide client and his/her social supports with emotional and tangible support, advocacy and linkage to additional services needed to stabilize immediate crisis.
- Shall coordinate various activities and treatment programs with other social agencies.
- Collect information and releases of information from client and relevant support systems as needed to coordinate follow up care.
- Compile case files and records pertinent information as required by the funder.
- Complete documentation in a timely manner as outlined in the Chautauqua. Co. Dept. of Mental Hygiene Policy and Procedures.
- Maintain and report statistical data necessary for program evaluation.
- Maintain information on community and health resources which can be utilized for client care.
- Participate in the process of transfer of customers to other levels of treatment as appropriate.
- Facilitate case conferences with other providers as needs to ensure continuity of care.
- Responsible to comply with all funding source regulations, for creating a safe environment, and to report any unsafe situations to the immediate supervisor.
- Must be enthusiastic about promoting the mission of CCA, be willing to work towards the good of the entire agency, and to act as an ambassador of CCA throughout the community.
- other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Connecting Communities in Action (CCA) strives to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diversity of our employees. Creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve.