Purpose: to provide direct mental health care to non-hospitalized adults 18 and up in a residential setting experiencing an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that may jeopardize their current community living situation. The goals are to avert hospitalization or re-hospitalization; provide normative environments with a high assurance of safety and security for crisis intervention; stabilize individuals in psychiatric crisis; and mobilize the resources of the community support system, family members and others for ongoing maintenance, rehabilitation and recovery. Services are primarily to be provided via face-to-face involvement with the client and other family members primarily within the home although they may occur in various community settings.
Immediate Supervisor: Crisis Case Manager
The activities associated with the primary responsibility of this position are:
- Work with adults with mental health and co-occurring challenges to assist with addressing immediate mental health, medical and or psychosocial skills needs to reduce crisis.
- Engage in the completion of shift communication logs, morning and evening worksheets and other forms for program efficiency.
- Work with population served to engage in care coordination and discharge planning for the purposes of connecting to resources for ongoing recovery and management.
- Actively participate in the client intake process as well as follow the crisis program curriculum.
- Engage in the ongoing assessment of the client’s treatment needs for person centered treatment planning.
- Provide sight and sound supervision of clients served at all time to maintain a safe a secure environment for crisis intervention.
- Assist in the development and ongoing monitoring and implementation of Individual Service Plan.
- Assist with maintaining the crisis home via the management of its physical environment.
- Assist with following the day/evening crisis intervention program schedule.
- Complete psychoeducation interventions hourly to assist the client with gaining skills needed to reduce and managing presenting behaviors.
- Work with clients to foster the development of new improved skills such as but not limited to daily living skills, coping skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, health relationship skills.
- Maintain up-to-date client records and prepare required/necessary reports in a timely and accurate manner such as individualized service plans, daily progress notes and discharge summaries.
- Establish a good working relationship with other public and private agencies/services and interface collaboratively with them.
- Ability to provide and/or deliver various process, psychoeducation and education groups.
- Assist the client with medication management.
- Other duties as assigned.
A person in the human services field who is trained and experienced in providing psychiatric or mental health services to individuals who have a mental illness; including: a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed in Virginia; a doctor of medicine or osteopathy, specializing in psychiatry and licensed in Virginia; an individual with a master's degree in psychology from an accredited college or university with at least one year of clinical experience; a social worker; an individual with at least a bachelor's degree in human services or related field (social work, psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, sociology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, human services counseling or other degree deemed equivalent to those described) from an accredited college and with at least one year of clinical experience providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness; a person with at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field that includes at least 15 semester credits (or equivalent) in a human services field and who has at least three years of clinical experience; a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Provider (CPRP) registered with the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA); a registered nurse licensed in Virginia with at least one year of clinical experience; any other licensed mental health professional.
- Participate in individual and team supervision as scheduled.
- Staff must be trained in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, Medication Administration training and TOVA.
- Employee must be certified as being tuberculosis free yearly
- Employee must clear criminal background and CPS registry checks.
Residential Stabilization Counselors are required to use their personal vehicles or the company vehicles to perform some of the duties assigned to their jobs. Therefore, at the time of hire Counselor’s must provide proof of active driver’s license and insurance. Should a counselor receive a moving traffic violation at any time after employment the Counselor must notify their direct supervisor about the incident the next business day after receiving any violation(s). Further, Counselors will be taken off the schedule in the event they have any lapse in automobile insurance coverage.