REACH is a crisis prevention, intervention and stabilization system to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, as well as a mental health condition or challenging behavior that is negatively affecting their quality of life. REACH provides consultation, prevention, development of crisis education & prevention plans, community based mobile support and crisis therapeutic home services.
The Clinical Coordinator:
- Implements REACH supports for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness or behavioral health needs.
- Maintains linkages and relationships with community partners.
- Ensures the coordination of support meetings and Crisis Education and Prevention Plans for individuals supported by REACH.
- Provides 24/7/365 response to crisis situations according to on-call schedule.
- Participates in required meetings with Team Members, REACH Director, CTH staff and other applicable parties.
- Coordinates individual’s care with identified Case Manager or other Clinical Home Provider and/or appropriate CSB representatives and/or applicable crisis responder (Emergency Services, Mobile Crisis Teams, Law Enforcement, Hospital Emergency Departments, Walk-in Crisis, etc.).
- Identifies and coordinates training and technical assistance needs for providers, natural supports and other components of the system of care.
- Coordinates admissions/discharges and requests for appropriate individuals to/from REACH Crisis Therapeutic Home in collaboration with the REACH CTH Director and REACH Director.
- Coordinates admissions/discharges and requests for appropriate individuals to/from REACH Mobile crisis supports in collaboration with REACH Team Leaders and REACH Director.
- Works closely with state and local psychiatric hospitals and training centers for support of individuals transitioning to the community.
- Collects and enters required data and produces documentation on administrative and service delivery and overall utilization of REACH services within established timeframes and according to set protocols.
- Other duties as assigned/required.
- Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and/or Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) – Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from a USDOE or CHEA accredited institution and no less than one year of fulltime relevant experience.
- Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field preferred.
- Current, unrestricted Virginia license as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT or closely related preferred.
- Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities, including programming for individuals with significant behavioral needs.
- Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care.
- Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
- Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.