Mobile Crisis Clinician (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) - Columbus, Georgia
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
*Seeking to Hire in the following locations South of Atlanta: *Upson, Houston, Henry and Spalding Counties; Columbus, Newnan, Warner Robins, Griffin, and Thomaston Areas. *Full Benefits*
Mission/Role: Serve as clinical lead in providing community-based, face-to-face clinical assessment, rapid response to children and adults with behavioral health conditions, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in an active state of crisis. This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MCRS is provided in community settings including, but not limited to: homes, residential settings, other treatment/support settings, schools, hospital emergency departments, jails, and social service settings. Daily driving is required, and employees must provide their own transportation.
- Serve as lead in MCRS response providing clinical expertise to MCRS team.
- Ensure that Individuals provide informed consent when possible or that clinical rationale is clear if such consent is not obtainable.
- Assess immediate needs of Individuals in crisis. This includes determining the level of risk and consideration of all available risk factors and resources that may contribute positively or negatively to the Individuals crisis and their ability to develop and follow a safety plan or other plan of care.
- Consider all available natural supports and resources in order to develop an effective and practical intervention plan for Individuals in crisis.
- Assist in deescalating crisis situations through the provision of support to the individual.
- Assist the Individual and, when present, family/caregivers in identifying precursors to the crisis and potential solutions to resolve the crisis within the setting.
- Assist the Individual and, when present, family/caregivers in developing a safety plan that provides strategies that can be used in the event of future crises.
- Identify and, when possible, link the individual to needed community resources, including medical, psychiatric, autism, and other services, including but not limited to DBHDD services required to meet immediate and/or ongoing needs.
- Explore existing crisis or behavior plans (including WRAP). Provide feedback about how the plan may be incorporated into self-care or encourage follow-up with provider to revise the plan.
- Assess when immediate safety needs of the individual require referral to a higher level of care than is available through mobile crisis services and facilitate the referral.
- Initiate 1013/2013 as needed.
- Arrange for transportation to emergency and crisis facilities (ERs, CSUs, BHCCs, IDD/ASD-specific IDD crisis homes) when indicated based upon the needs of the Individual.
- Provide brief behavioral health and/or intellectual and developmental disability interventions focused on de-escalation and linkage to appropriate level of care.
- Complete appropriate and required documentation.
- To support service linkage, follow-up as needed in accordance with established guidelines and standards.
- Communicate and coordinate care with other team members, ensuring the safety of the team, Individuals, and the general public. Support an interdisciplinary approach to crisis intervention that considers perspectives of others on the team.
- Escalate concerns to supervisor or other MCRS leadership when unable to resolve situations effectively and independently.
- Respond to dispatches and arrive on site in compliance with contract deliverable.
- Maintain current and unrestricted clinical license in the state of Georgia and adhere to the professional Code of Ethics.
- In accordance with BHL Safe Driving policy (HR 34), maintain a valid and unrestricted drivers license
Education: Masters degree from an accredited school with a valid license in the state of Georgia as an LCSW, LMFT, or an LPC (must be legally authorized with the ability to complete form 1013 or 2013).
Experience: Minimum one to two years clinical experience. Experience in assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization skills and familiarity with the mental health, addictive disease, and Intellectual or Developmental disability service delivery system is preferred.
We offer a competitive benefits package for our full-time employees that includes medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, AD&D, 401(k), and paid time off. Our full and part-time employees are also eligible for additional voluntary benefits.
All new hires must pass drug and alcohol testing and a criminal background check.
Behavioral Health LinkWhy Work Here?
Behavioral Health Link (BHL) is a nationally accredited leader in crisis response. We operate the Georgia Crisis Access Line (GCAL). We combine rigorous training, research based tools and an integrated dispatch and monitoring process to ensure our mobile response teams are equipped and supported 24/7/365. We offer a competitive benefits package for our full-time employees that includes medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, AD&D, 401(k), and paid time off. Our full and part-time employees are also eligible for additional voluntary benefits. All new hires must pass drug and alcohol testing and a criminal background check.