The Emergency Services Clinician is responsible for providing crisis intervention, crisis phone management, and other similar services to clients accessing the agency through emergency services. This is a full-time, 36-hour per week position.
Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties
- Provide face to face lethality assessments at CLM and/or at Parkland Medical Center and/or local Police Stations;
- Evaluate risk of dangerousness to self or others and need for hospitalization;
- Evaluate substance use and misuse for detoxification needs and other higher level of care services.
- Complete tasks in accordance to the active contract with our area hospital (Parkland Medical Center)
- Coordinate, where appropriate, client access to agency services or hospitalization;
- Execute all required services and documentation in accordance with agency policies and federal and state standards;
- Represents CLM in a professional and appropriate manner in the community;
- Some shifts may include the provision of Crisis Stabilization services on-site at CLM or Intake services on-site at CLM and all shifts require the management of crisis calls as a component of this position;
- The management of crisis calls as a component of this position;
- Full time shifts are on-site, 12 hr shifts during the weekday and weeknight;
- Performs any additional duties assigned by supervisor.
- Master’s degree in mental health field;
- Licensed Social Worker (or similar licensure preferred);
- Minimum of two years mental health experience
- Crisis intervention experience/training/education (preferred).
Office Based Training Expectations
1-3 months off office experience coupled with at least 1-3 training days at the hospital. Total hours of training are based on skill level, performance, and technical capabilities.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The majority of the work takes place in an office setting; manual dexterity is needed to use computers and standard office equipment. The ability to sit for extended periods of time is required. Reliable transportation is required, as part of the work is completed at Parkland Medical Center.
- Strong psychosocial assessment skills.
- Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and motivated with minimal supervision.
- Ability to communicate effectively with professionals and clients/families
- Ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
- Proficient computer skills.
- Must have the ability to multi-task.
- Must be able to work effectively as part of a dynamic team.
Center for Life Management is an equal opportunity employer.