To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective team member. To work as a team member to provide crisis intervention, support, safety plans and linkages to youth and families in Northeast Philadelphia, Region 1. The program operates 365 days/year from 8:00am – 10:00pm with rotating on-call coverage from 10:00pm – 8:00am.
- Provide crisis assessment, intervention , education and support in person, with assigned team member, within a designated time frame to referrals received by DBH/CBH.
- Utilize approved evidence based practices and tools when providing crisis assessment and intervention, including SAMHSA crisis intervention guidelines
- Assure all interventions are family focused and family driven.
- Assist the family in the understanding of the events that led to the crisis from everyone’s perspective.
- Assist the child/youth and family in obtaining and maintaining culturally appropriate basic living needs including but not limited to housing, food, medical care, recreation and education.
- To provide follow-up care and/or transfer to other levels of care from the moment that an assessment is completed and the plan has been developed.
- Assure appointments are scheduled at a time and place convenient for the family.
- To complete or assist others in completing involuntary commitment petitions.
- To arrange and follow through with voluntary or involuntary hospitalization admissions.
- To follow all procedures regarding the initiation of a commitment.
- Develop with the youth and family a safety/ crisis plan obtaining each individual’s perspective, strengths and ideas
- Link the youth and family to the CRC or other 24/7 crisis staff and remain with the youth and family until the connection and collaboration is completed.
- Provide rotating on call crisis coverage during the hours of 10:00pm – 8:00am to include phone crisis assessment, intervention and linkages. If in person contact is indicated, review with on call supervisor before any implementation.
- Be knowledgeable of local community resources and services and provide care coordination.
- Provide up to 72 hours of intervention by scheduling follow up appointments at a time convenient for the family, which includes evening and weekend appointments in the home and community.
- Provide targeted one to one support of identified youth as directed.
Participate in trainings and on-going discussions regarding the norms and values within the variety of ethnic and cultural groups in Northeast Philadelphia.
Obtain language/translation services as needed to work effectively with youth and families.
Participate in clinical team meetings and other meetings as assigned.
Complete all required documentation in a timely, comprehensive and legible manner and in accordance with PATH policies and procedures.
Attend all meetings related to assigned children/youth, as well as other assigned meetings.
- Contribute to any quality improvement/outcome measurement tracking and data gathering as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family or psychology from an accredited college or university. 2 years experience in the CASSP system. Good interpersonal skills. Must have valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.