Community Healthlink

Clinician -Youth Mobile Crisis

US-MA-Leominster
PCN#
5028
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
1
Category
Clinical Children

Overview

Community Healthlink’s (CHL) Youth Emergency Services Program located in Leominster is seeking Crisis Clinicians for our Children’s Services Division.  We are offering a great opportunity to join our expert team of behavioral health first responders!  The Child and Adolescent Emergency Services Program is a 24 hour/7 days a week crisis intervention program that serves Northern Worcester County and provides an emergency response to children and families experiencing a behavioral health crisis in community-based settings including homes, residential treatment centers, schools, and hospital emergency departments.  We offer a great opportunity to gain diagnostic, clinical, and crisis intervention skills as well as to work in innovative and face-paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • To provide a short-term clinical crisis intervention service that is mobile, on-site, face-to-face therapeutic response to a youth experienceing a behavioral health crisis
  • Involves identifying, assessing, stabilizing, and treating the youth and their family with the goal of reducing imminent risk and increaing coping skills and functioning
  • Works alongside paraprofessionals/family partners, psychiatry, and other ESP staff as members of a multi-disciplinary team devoted to linking the youth and their families to the appropriate level of care
  • Ideally the clinician's effort assist in diverting youth from more intensive levels of care and maintaining youth in their home communities
  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations for children and adolescents experiencing an acute psychiatric emergency in a variety of community-based settings.
  • Develop effective safety/crisis intervention plans that are client-centered and support strong therapeutic partnerships with clients and their families.
  • Coordinate follow-up services with family and community providers utilizing the Wrap-Around philosophy.
  • Function as part of an interdisciplinary team within CHL as well as develop and maintain effective relationships with other community professionals.
  • Provide care/support to families that demonstrates cultural awareness and respect of their cultural beliefs, customs, and norms.
  • Engage in short-term case management services including coordination with other agencies and service providers.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Grade 7: Clinician III: Masters degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required and must be license eligible (LMHC, LICSW, LCSW).
  • Grade 8: Clinician IV:Masters degree in psychology, counseling or social work required and have an LICSW
  • At least 1 year of treatment experience with youth and families in a mental health setting. 
  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and the ability to provide a registerd, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle
  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.  Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a).  These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability.  These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

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