* Crisis Worker- PRN

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center is seeking to fill a PRN position for a mental health crisis prescreener. This PRN position requires evening and weekend hours with a flexible schedule depending on the needs of the persons served.  This position involves assessing people in a secure setting who are in the midst of a psychiatric crisis to determine their level of safety and secure proper level of care, providing community psychiatric supportive treatment, and diagnostic assessment. Knowledge of crisis interventions and psychiatric hospitalization requirements is preferred. 

 

Judgment: Ability to make sound decisions by drawing on professional expertise with minimal negative effects on employee relations and agency goals and results. Capable of providing on-the-spot guidance, crisis intervention. Willingness to take responsibility for these decisions.

Interpersonal Relationships: Demonstrates a willingness to cooperate, work and communicate with coworkers, supervisors or outside contacts.

Communication: Effectiveness of expression in individual and group situations.  Ability to convey ideas clearly and concisely.

Coordination: Ability to work with others as a team and express individual viewpoint while considering and learning from the input of others. Must be flexible.

Planning and Organization: Establishes appropriate course of action for self and co-workers to accomplish goals; makes proper assignments of personnel and appropriate use of resources.  Set realistic target dates.

Adherence to Policies and Procedures: Appropriately interprets and applies agency policies and procedures to job responsibilities.

Orientation Toward Results: Ability to initiate projects, anticipate changes or needs, set new priorities, follow through and meet deadlines

Job Requirements

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Licenses or other required certifications: Minimum Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) required.

Experience:   Strong clinical skills with experience in a correctional or community mental health counseling.

Specialized knowledge, skills, or abilities: Demonstrated knowledge about mental illness, motivational interviewing, family systems treatment, trauma informed care, and crisis interventions, and knowledge and skill in the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V/ICD-10. Must have strong commitment to client rights. Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car. Must pass background and driving record checks.

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please forward your resume and a cover letter to bbarone@appleseedcmhc.org. Please mention "Crisis Prescreener" in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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