Position Overview

Provides mental health crisis intervention and stabilization.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provide direct mental health crisis services to MH clients.
  2. 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.
  3. Utilizes agency technology for timely record keeping and report-writing.
  4. Meets performance standards as specified by supervisor.
  5. Interface with other community agencies and resources to optimize service to MH clients.
  6. Effectively present San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group’s mission to the San Luis Valley communities.
  7. Provide or arrange for case management services for MH clients utilizing crisis services.
  8. 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.
  9. Provides leadership in understanding and implementing the Agency’s objectives, goals, mission, and values.
  10. Travel throughout the San Luis Valley to conduct face to face assessments with clients in crisis in the community.
  11. Understand and execute 27-65 involuntary inpatient hospitalizations.
  12. Offers mental health consultation on an unplanned or planned, formal or informal basis to allied disciplines in the community.
  13. Staff regularly with supervisor regarding clients in crisis.
  14. Identify community resources and facilitate client referrals
  15. 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.

. Requirements:

Education/Skill Requirements

  • 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.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • 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.

Work Environment

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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