Licensed (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) Crisis Evaluator - PRN
Can you join AllHealth Network? Yes you can - if you're excited by the thought of working with over 400 colleagues, 18,000 clients, being valued for the work that you do and can embrace the mission of the organization, which is to provide is to enhance quality of life for individuals and families in our community through compassionate, integrated behavioral health services. We are seeking a motivated individual to be a part of our Crisis Diversion Team in a as needed capacity working both Overnight and days as a Crisis Evaluator to respond to crisis calls and complete comprehensive assessments of persons whose lives are disrupted or complicated by mental illness, behavioral disturbances, substance abuse issues, or the inability to function or maintain in the community.
$30 - 32 an Hour
The base salary range represents the low and high end of the AllHealth Network salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, merit, and the ability to embody the AllHealth Network mission and values. The range listed is just one component of AllHealth Networks total compensation package for employees.
Respond to crisis calls and complete comprehensive assessments of persons whose lives are disrupted or complicated by mental illness, behavioral disturbances, substance abuse issues, or the inability to function or maintain in the community
Goals and Objectives:
Conduct thorough assessments in the facility or community for clients experiencing a crisis and develop comprehensive treatment plans based on client need
Make clinically appropriate dispositions to the safest, least restrictive environment
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide mental health crisis evaluation and safety planning for clients experiencing a crisis. Evaluations may take place at AllHealth Network locations or in the community (hospitals, emergency rooms, police stations, jails, juvenile detention facilities, courts of law, homes schools, departments of human services, etc.)
Complete intake and crisis assessments using appropriate mental health assessment and approved documentation coding
Complete screening and assessments for voluntary and emergency holds; when necessary, establish 27-65 mental health holds for clients requiring involuntary commitment
Conduct triage assessments and obtain collateral information to ensure that emergency interventions consider the context of the clients overall plan and avoid harm and re-traumatization
Navigate the treatment needs of the client and make referrals to internal and external resources as appropriate, aligning care outcomes
Assign persons in need of treatment to the appropriate outpatient program and complete and coordinate inpatient admissions
Perform professional interpretation and analysis of clinical data and assessments to formulate a service plan, a comprehensive summary of care, treatment and diagnosis, and involving the family and/or other caretakers in all aspects of client care, as appropriate
Communicate professionally and effectively with clients fund source regarding clinical recommendations and requests for authorization for levels of care requiring pre-authorization
Coordinate ongoing services with AllHealth Network and/or community agencies as appropriate
Review documentation for referrals to the Acute Treatment Unit and determine clinical appropriateness for admission
Work with the Crisis Response Team and other treatment teams to track bed availability and efficiency of admissions
Meet Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) requirements for assessment domains within an intake assessment
Provide cross-coverage and backup for Phone Crisis Counselors as needed
Key Technical Skills and Knowledge:
Education: Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field. Licensure required.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience working in a clinical setting in the behavioral health field.
Demonstrate a high level of skill in assessment, evaluation and therapeutic engagement of diverse clients; use of evidence-based counseling models and techniques that match presenting problems; good diagnostic skills and treatment/care planning; and the ability to work with clinical documentation and electronic health records (EHR).
Knowledge of DSM V and working principles of recovery and trauma-informed care in treatment planning and in direct care. Experience working with individuals and families who experience various behavioral health problems.
Ability to operate PC-based software programs including proficiency in Word, Excel and other computer based systems.
Possess advanced written and oral communication, decision making and problem solving skills, and efficient time management. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team; collaborating with other internal and external teams.
Must possess own transportation, have a good driving record, a valid drivers license, and proof of insurance.
Extensive knowledge of the DSM V and criteria application to individuals during initial assessment.
Ability to conceptualize a case to develop an individualized treatment plan for each client.
Basic understanding of different levels of care and medical necessity for each to ensure appropriate services for individuals based on presenting need.
Demonstrated competence in evaluation and intervention in crisis situations
AllHealth Network is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.