Mobile Crisis Specialist
About Us:The Affiliated Sante Group (Sante) is a dynamic and leading provider of crisis psychiatric care and system management services to public and private entities. Sante, a nonprofit entity, also manages mental health outreach and psychiatric recovery services. It has been delivering mental health care to individuals and families and pioneering new treatment modalities since 1974.Job Summary:We are currently seeking a FULL-TIME Licensed Mobile Crisis Specialist who will respond to crisis calls in Prince George's County, MD. The employee will assess, evaluate, and perform crisis intervention techniques, and will develop a crisis plan for continuation of services related to individual clients. He or she will be responsible for all incident documentation, and will be the on-site resource for any relevant clinical information, as well as the liaison for collaboration with other involved parties including families, friends, and other community providers.Essential Functions: Perform a danger assessment, a crisis assessment, an environmental assessment upon entry to the community situation and lethality assessment. Perform an on scene assessment and treatment plan. Effectively perform crisis intervention including de-escalation, crisis planning and implementation. Design appropriate referral recommendations using available community resources. Competently make decisions about the need for an emergency petition and/or alternative psychiatric evaluation. Address population of child, adolescent, adult, dual-diagnosis, co-occurring and elderly. Work with families and involved persons to de-escalate the situation, make a crisis plan, and enlist cooperation with recommended treatment. Provide accurate clinical information to family and involved persons related to recommendations and possibilities for treatment. Consult in an expert way to police, fire and other community agencies when asked to do so. Provide consultation and coordination to ER staff, if ER evaluation is necessary. Document interactions using CRS procedures. Must be able to work with first responders and be aware of first responder culture. Provide education in the community about the agency and all components of CRS when needed. Able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Response Team Clinician. Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a related field of study. Must possess and maintain current licensure in the State of Maryland (ie: LCSW-C/LCPC). Must have relevant experience providing onsite crisis intervention support, transitional support, referrals and follow-ups. Must be able to physically able to move/lift up to 10lbs. Must be able to quickly escape from an emergency situation. Must demonstrate competence in aggression management. Must be able to ride in a vehicle for extended periods of time and walk to wherever is necessary to perform assessment. Must possess excellent communication skills. Must be able to work individually as well as within a team. Must be able to multi-task. Must be able to work with "high-risk" consumers who have mental illnesses as well as developmental and physical disabilities (ie: must have patience, and must be able to effectively communicate with diverse consumers, etc.).As we operate as a 24 hours per day, 365 days per year service, Mobile Crisis Specialists must be available for day, evening, overnight, weekend and holiday shifts, as scheduled. While every effort may be made to create a schedule that meets the individual staff person's needs, the schedule is created first and foremost to meet the needs of the program.Affiliated Sante Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Affiliated Sante Group participates in E-Verify.