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Mental Health Crisis Clinician - Ridgecrest CSU #339

Ridgecrest, California, United States

Mental Health Crisis Clinician - Ridgecrest CSU #339

Ridgecrest | California | United States

Mental Health Crisis Clinician***Telecare 's official job title for this is Psychiatric Emergency Clinician I***

TELECARE is a family-feel company. Our CEO, Anne Bakar, stepped into her role in 1987. At the time she was one of the first and only female CEO 's in America. Anne has expanded Telecare to over 130 programs in 7 states!!

Multi-cultural. Multi-generational. Multi-ethnic.

Interdisciplinary teams working together to help some of the most disenfranchised, stigmatized and ostracized members of our community. Telecare 's mission is to deliver excellent and effective behavioral health services that engage individuals with complex needs in recovering their health, hopes, and dreams.

WHAT 'S YOUR COMPENSATION?

  • Competitivehourly wages
  • Total Rewards Package (medical, dental, vision, 401K, employee stock plan, free counseling, life insurance for you and family)
  • Team oriented community
  • Making a positive difference in the lives of hundreds

Telecare 's Eastern Kern Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) will provide outpatient psychiatric services to children and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The primary purpose of the CSU will be to offer immediate individualized assistance to stabilize acute psychiatric symptoms and help consumers avoid inpatient hospitalization. The 24/7 program will have the capacity to treat 12 consumers at any given time, both voluntary and involuntary, and utilize a strengths-based, recovery oriented model of care.

Employment Status: On-Call

Shifts: AM/PM

Days: Varies

POSITION SUMMARY
The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician I independently conducts child, youth, and adult 5585/5150 evaluations and releases per 5585/5150 regulations. The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician II is the primary clinician for engaging and educating members served, families, and significant others in crisis stabilization, treatment, level of care determination, and mental health recovery. Serves as a liaison to community programs and develops strategic partnerships to enhance aftercare plans of members served and their families.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or equivalent from an accredited college or university
• Two (2) years of direct service experience in a behavioral health setting
• Waived Clinician as ACSW or IMFT and completion of all prelicensure classes
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with members served.
  • Provides clinical, risk and 5585/5150 assessments to determine immediate safety and level of care needs.
  • Works with a multidisciplinary team to provide brief trauma informed crisis stabilization interventions and emotional support in a 24hr recovery focused setting.
  • Participates in safety and discharge planning.
  • Collaborates with family members, law enforcement and community partners.


EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.