Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.
About the Job
Sign on bonus up to $3000 (pro rated for part time)
The Youth MCI Clinician provides follow-up coordinated care and case management service for youth enrolled in emergency/crisis psychiatric services during identified continued care phase. Provide psychiatric evaluations, care and assessment documentation for youth who present for services. These evaluations are performed in hospitals, community and mobile-based milieus. Applying differential diagnostic skills, clinician provides telephone coordination, mental status assessment, contact with family supports and collaterals, reassessments, screening for resources, referrals for psychiatric consults, and completing referrals for appropriate levels of care.
- Provides follow-up care coordination/case management for youth receiving emergency/crisis services during identified phase of treatment after initial evaluation. Coordinates services of mobile crisis team with community agencies, police, child welfare, juvenile justice, schools, etc. to identify and obtain interagency resources for youth and families in crisis. Provides this service with commitment to CBHI wraparound philosophy and vision to all youth and families.
- Provides biopsychosocial assessments to youth and families in crisis situations due to an emotional, behavioral or mental health problem taking into consideration behavior management, risk, family strengths and need, current research findings, the importance of individual and cultural differences that influence child and caregiver.
- Functions as a member of a community based Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention Team in diagnostic formulation and implementation of stabilization services, short term crisis, immediate treatment techniques, and safety plan development for youth and families.
- Serves as subject-matter-expert on aspects of youth crisis, as needed, to consult with and provide care coordination expertise with Case Managers, ICC and other staff in CBHI service network.
- Responds to emergent/urgent phone calls and provides crisis interventions to help alleviate a mental health crisis and provide information about and help coordinate additional resources for families.
- Implements appropriate de-escalation interventions that can assist in stabilizing the situation and offer support to the youth and parent/guardian/caregiver in accordance with current professional standards and utilizing wraparound principles.
- Delivers services that are consultative and collaborative valuing shared decision making.
- Provides consultation to CSA child and family care planning teams (CPTs) and other agencies relative to the evaluation and treatment of youth in crisis and works collaboratively with hospitals, courts, and insurance companies when indicated.
- Documents necessary information in medical record.
- Participates in client conferences, staff meeting, formal supervision, and mandated trainings.
- Completes required program forms and mandated reports.
- Works in a collaborative, professional manner with clients, family members, other crisis staff, and that of other organizations and agencies.
- Utilize supervision effectively by sharing pertinent information and accept performance feedback to incorporate into the work plan and recalibrate approach and make improvements. Seeks and accepts guidance to manage difficult cases.
- Meets productivity standards as defined by estimated delivery of services (productivity is continuously assessed by program management).
Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or a related field
License preferred (LICSW, LMHC)
Valid driver's license, good driving record, and reliable vehicle with an ability to meet persons served in a variety of community settings;
Experience and training in emergency psychiatric services working with adults, youth and their families, including training in de-escalation strategies and emergency services system of care.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.