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Crisis Therapist

Community Health Resources Manchester, CT

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Full Time Opportunity: 40 hours/week 

Schedule: Monday - Friday

OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:

Coordinates all aspects of outreach clinical treatment for assigned clients with major mental illness and/or serious emotional disorders.  Provides individual, family therapy and crisis intervention.  Maintains contact with and consults with relevant collaborative parties.  Participates as full member of the clinical team and the program and is responsible for maintaining client records.

POSITION CORE COMPETENCIES:

Interpersonal Communication Establishes positive rapport and trust with clients and co-workers; demonstrates core TAG value of Trustworthiness.

Collaboration & Teamwork:  Effectively participates as a team member to advance common team goals; demonstrates core TAG value of Collaboration.

Cultural Competence, Diversity & inclusion:  Effectively and respectfully works with others who have diverse traditions, beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes and behaviors.

Systems Oriented Practice:  Functions effectively within the organizational and financial structures of CHR and other external systems in which they interact. Maintains the standards set forth by professional ethical guidelines and the code of conduct of CHR.

Quality & Performance Improvement:  Works individually and within teams to improve skills and to achieve performance goals and improve outcomes; demonstrates core TAG values of Choice & Empowerment.

Informatics:  Uses information technology to support and improve organizational effectiveness.

Safety Environment:  Identifies, prevents and reports unsafe situations; uses appropriate procedures to assure safety environment; demonstrates core TAG value of Safety.

Screening & Assessment:  Conducts brief, evidence-based and developmentally appropriate screening and conducts or arranges for more detailed assessments when indicated.

Care Planning & Care Coordination:  Creates and/or implements integrated care plans, ensures access to linked services; exchanges information among clients, family members, and providers.

Intervention:  Provides range of brief, focused prevention, treatment and recovery services for clients.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides assessment and treatment interventions consistent with fidelity to evidence based model if applicable.
  • Transports clients, when necessary using agency vehicles and/or personal vehicle.
  • Participates in weekly supervision and meetings to review client and program progress.
  • Provides Coverage for team members during periods of absence.
  • Responsible for Maintaining Client and Staff Records According to Agency Policy.            
  • Performs home and community based care.
  • Provides crisis assessment and intervention to monitor status of clients in crisis.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with family members and other service providers.
  • Works with clients to develop appropriate discharge plans utilizing natural supports.
  • Demonstrates competency in age related or specialty issues and developmental needs for each population served.
  • Documents ongoing client progress and outcomes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master’s Degree or higher in mental health field

Experience: Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience as a psychotherapist working with people with mental illness and/or serious emotional disorders. Demonstrated training and experience in all aspects of mental health treatment, assessment, evaluation and provision of individual, group and family therapy. Relevant experience to program model to which individual is assigned

Licensure/Certification/Registration: LCSW, LMFT, LPC, eligible. Licensed preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. 

EEO MINORITIES/WOMEN/DISABLED/VETERANS

Company Description
CHR is the most comprehensive, non-profit behavioral healthcare provider in Connecticut, offering a wide range of personalized services for children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction or trauma. Our largest outpatient offices are in Manchester and Enfield, with smaller offices throughout central and eastern Connecticut and several community-based programs.

CHR’s mission is to help adults, children and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life through an array of community- based mental health, substance use, child welfare, supportive housing, foster care, prevention and wellness services, and integrated care. Our name embodies our commitment to community-based care, instilling hope for a healthy, happy and productive future, and utilizing all available resources to achieve change. CHR is proud to provide services that achieve Real Quality with Real Results.

CHR’s history dates back to the mid-1960’s, and since its creation, we have become a trusted community resource and well-respected service provider. Throughout our history, we have added new programs, grown into new locations, collaborated with other healthcare providers and recruited exceptional staff to meet the needs of the clients we serve.

Today, we employ more than 800 experienced professionals, including licensed therapists, psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, case managers, and people with lived experience who provide expert care to more than 27,000 people every year. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state and have repeatedly been voted among the Top Workplaces in Connecticut by the Hartford Courant.

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Why Work Here?
Great work/life balance, supportive work culture, benefits and an opportunity to make a difference!

CHR is the most comprehensive, non-profit behavioral healthcare provider in Connecticut, offering a wide range of personalized services for children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction or trauma. Our largest outpatient offices are in Manchester and Enfield, with smaller offices throughout central and eastern Connecticut and several community-based programs. CHR’s mission is to help adults, children and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life through an array of community- based mental health, substance use, child welfare, supportive housing, foster care, prevention and wellness services, and integrated care. Our name embodies our commitment to community-based care, instilling hope for a healthy, happy and productive future, and utilizing all available resources to achieve change. CHR is proud to provide services that achieve Real Quality with Real Results. CHR’s history dates back to the mid-1960’s, and since its creation, we have become a trusted community resource and well-respected service provider. Throughout our history, we have added new programs, grown into new locations, collaborated with other healthcare providers and recruited exceptional staff to meet the needs of the clients we serve. Today, we employ more than 800 experienced professionals, including licensed therapists, psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, case managers, and people with lived experience who provide expert care to more than 27,000 people every year. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state and have repeatedly been voted among the Top Workplaces in Connecticut by the Hartford Courant.

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