Crisis Specialist, ChAMPS

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
Washington, DC
Jan 14, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values. Inspiring Hope. Building Futures. *For candidates who do not have licensure in both DC and MD, the program will reimburse the cost for one license after successfully completing your introductory period of work. JOB SUMMARY: The Crisis Specialist of the ChAMPS program (Children and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service) provides mental health and behavioral crisis assessment and intervention services within the community. The position works with a partner and as member of a team of Crisis Specialists to provide rapid mobile response and crisis assessment and to assist with the stabilization or psychiatric hospitalization (when necessary) of children and adolescents ages 6-17, including youth up to age 21 when in the care and custody of DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). ChAMPS is a 24-hour program staffed live in office Monday through Friday and on-call after hours. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver crisis assessment and intervention services to children and adolescents in the community with a partner and as a member of a team. Deescalate and stabilize clients in their home or current environment and assess the therapeutic needs of the client and eligibility for services. Complete service documentation in client case records within 24 hours of the service. Conduct phone follow-up call within 24 hours of the deployment, and conduct face-to-face follow-up visit within 72 hours of the deployment. Maintain open client cases for up to 30 days. Collaborate with families, schools, law enforcement and emergency services, and other agencies and community partners to coordinate and facilitate services to clients. Participate in weekly individual supervision and consultation on each deployment with Clinical Manager. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Master s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, or related field. Licensed clinician in relevant discipline (LGSW, LGPC, LICSW, LPC) in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland required within 90 days of employment. Two (2) years experience working with youth and/or families. Previous experience working in crisis intervention. SKILLS and COMPETENCIES: Driving is required. Must have valid local driver s license and clean driving record. Ability to determine and meet client needs. Ability to work effectively with clients in a diverse community and demonstrate cultural competency. #CB Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities 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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