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Clinician, Lowell CSUJob ID 149287 Date posted 07/20/2018
Conduct comprehensive assessments, brief crisis counseling, psycho-education and treatment team functions for individuals in the short term structured crisis stabilization services (CCS) program under the direction of the CCS nurse manager and ESP Director.
1. Provides assessment, treatment interventions and brief crisis counseling for individuals in the CCS program with the primary objectives including restoration of functioning, strengthening the resources and capacities of the individuals, family and other natural supports, timely return to a natural setting in the community, development/strengthening of an individualized crisis prevention plan and/or safety plan, as part of the Crisis Planning Tools for youth and linkage to ongoing medically necessary support services.
2. Provide individual and group psycho-education, including information about recovery, wellness, crisis self-management and how to access wellness and recovery services available in the community.
3. Contribute to the group programming model in consultation with the CCS nurse manager and ESP Director and be the lead on conducting group programming to individuals in the CCS program.
3. Support the CCS nurse manager in providing a staff-secure, safe, homelike and structured crisis stabilization and treatment service.
4. Coordinate treatment with existing and/or newly established treatment providers.
5. Conduct active, effective and timely discharge planning for CCS clients.
6. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with ESP staff and other providers and referral sources (i.e. insurance companies, PHP?s, O/P etc.)
7. Utilize supervision effectively by sharing pertinent information and accept performance feedback to incorporate into work plan and recalibrate approach and make improvements. Seek and accept guidance to manage difficult cases.
8. Maintain current working knowledge and use of all related, internal and external resources, policies, procedures, regulatory and compliance requirements necessary to effectively serve clients with quality care in multiple settings and with ever changing program needs.
9. Answers telephone as needed and provide timely, appropriate response to all referrals.
10. Attend meetings and other team processes as required. Participate in, or complete special program assignments as assigned.
11. Complete timely and accurate documentation/assessments.
12. Provides assistance to colleagues in order to optimize the delivery of services to the client population.
13. Assists in ensuring the facility is clean and in good repair.
14. Maintains a professional demeanor at all times.
15. Other related duties as assigned.
A qualified candidate must be one of the following; LICSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist, or Master's Level Counselor.
Preferred experience and training in emergency psychiatric services working with adults including training in de-escalation strategies and short term crisis counseling.
A qualified candidate must achieve effective outcomes and demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills.
A working knowledge of computers and ability to complete documentation electronically is required. In addition the ability to complete written documentation timely and effectively.
All qualified candidates must have a valid driver's license, good driving record, and reliable vehicle. Travel and an ability to meet persons served in a variety of outreach settings is required.
40 hours, full time