Provides mental health crisis intervention and stabilization.
Essential Job Functions
- Provide direct mental health crisis services to MH clients.
- Effectively communicate with community partners including but not limited to law enforcement, hospitals (both medical and psychiatric), medical clinics, schools, jails, and other MH personnel regarding client needs.
- Utilizes agency technology for timely record keeping and report-writing.
- Meets performance standards as specified by supervisor.
- Interface with other community agencies and resources to optimize service to MH clients.
- Effectively present San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group’s mission to the San Luis Valley communities.
- Provide or arrange for case management services for MH clients utilizing crisis services.
- Is responsible for record-keeping and reports as may be required by agency administration, and to subscribe to the code of ethics of this discipline.
- Provides leadership in understanding and implementing the Agency’s objectives, goals, mission, and values.
- Travel throughout the San Luis Valley to conduct face to face assessments with clients in crisis in the community.
- Understand and execute 27-65 involuntary inpatient hospitalizations.
- Offers mental health consultation on an unplanned or planned, formal or informal basis to allied disciplines in the community.
- Staff regularly with supervisor regarding clients in crisis.
- Identify community resources and facilitate client referrals
- Serve as a liaison and resource to the San Luis Valley community agencies and area educators concerning persons with mental illness and mental health crises.
- Education: Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.
- Experience: Three years’ experience in human service field.
- Licensure/Certificate/Registration: LPC or LCSW or appropriate licensure/certification required.
- Knowledge of and ability to provide mental health treatment.
- Ability to work 24 hour shifts with access to supervision 24/7.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply crisis stabilization skills.
- Knowledge of and ability to provide 27-65 assessment and placement to higher level of care.
- Ability to assess and establish diagnostic impressions
- Ability to create measurable, time limited treatment plans
- Ability to observe report and keep record of client symptoms.
- Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to use supervision to enhance own performance.
- Creative problem-solving.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Ability to work closely and cooperatively with external agency representatives.
- Ability to work to achieve the mission and goals of this agency.
- Ability to perform light physical work.
- Willingness to travel.
- Basic Computer Skills in Microsoft Suite software.
Material and Equipment Directly Used (including, but not limited to): Computer, agency vehicles, voicemail. Valid Driver’s License.
General office environment; light physical work as needed: travel or errands outside the office.
Salary: $47,775.00/ Yearly
Note: Licensed Candidates may receive additional pay consideration
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