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Emergency Services /Crisis Clinician

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

Overview

The Emergency Services/Crisis Clinician may function either as a Walk-In Center Clinician or Mobile Crisis Clinician, or may function in both roles as designated by supervisor or manager. Evaluates consumers who present at the Walk-In Center, or at designated community sites according to mental health center timelines for response.

Provides de-escalation, triage assessments and crisis intervention.. Is familiar with principles of trauma-informed care. Obtains collateral information to ensure that crisis interventions consider the context of the client's overall plan in order to avoid harm and re-traumatizaion..

Attempts to resolve crisis on-site whenever possible. Makes clinically appropriate dispositions in referring to services in the least restrictive environment necessary to ensure individual and community safety. Works collaboratively with Licensed Crisis Clinicians, and -when indicated - with local law enforcement to resolve situation as effectively as possible.

Responsibilities

* Responds to Walk-In Center clients and provides necessary clinical interventions.
* Responds to Mobile Crisis requests within one hour of contact to designated site such as hospital, urgent care facility, residential facility, ACF, nursing home, JAC, or client home.
* Evaluates crisis clients according to mental health center and Medicaid timelines for response.
* Provides de-escalation, triage assessments, and crisis-interventions.
* Obtains collateral information from family, significant others, and other providers as appropriate and includes them in treatment planning.
* Follows principles of trauma-informed care to avoid harm and re-traumatization.
* Develops strength-based treatment plans that promote recovery, resiliency, and engagement with formal and informal support systems.
* Connects clients with the least-restrictive services necessary to ensure client, family, and community safety.
* Links clients to needed follow-up services as appropriate
* Consults with WIC Nurse, licensed clinicians, and on-call psychiatrist as needed, especially in regard to co-morbid medical conditions.
* Completes documentation in compliance with Jefferson Center guidelines.
* Participates in supervision, training, and team meetings as directed.
* Exhibits enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.
* Maintains effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public.

Other Duties:

* Maintains an acceptable attendance record.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

* Ability to operate a personal computer. Ability to attend meetings at a variety of locations.

Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Qualifications

* Master's Degree in counseling, psychology or related field plus one year of related experience and/or training. May consider relevant pre-master's degree experience. Licensure preferred
* CAC II or III preferred.
* Must have valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record while employed at Jefferson Center.
* Meets the requirements of applicable federal, state and organizational background checks.

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver , Emergency Services /Crisis Clinician, Other , Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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