Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
Community Healthlink's Crisis Stabilization Units are located in Worcester and Leominster. These community-based units provide short-term therapeutic psychiatric treatment in a structured environment with 24-hour observation and supervision and individualized treatment interventions focused on the crisis and crisis resolution. The CSU accepts referrals from UMass Emergency Mental Health Services (EMH), 8 East, PTC, and CHL’s own Emergency Services Program, as well as other area inpatient facilities or emergency departments with an evaluation and client history completed by a qualified clinician prior to admission.
The CSU may be used as a diversion to prevent a hospitalization or as a step-down immediately following a psychiatric hospital discharge to assist the client in transitioning back to the community. The unit receives admissions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, depending on bed availability for clients who do not need hospital level of care and meet the unit's admission criteria. The population includes both men and women who are at least 18 years of age.
To develop and implement a curriculum for the Crisis Stabilization Unit and Respite Bed Program to ensure daily structure. To train and assist residential counselors as well as co-facilitate groups and recreational activities on the units throughout the week and weekends. To provide CSU and Respite clients hope while fostering resilience through counseling services for clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. This position involves writing behavioral treatment plans, keeping good documentation including group notes, individual counseling, aftercare planning and communicating with all members of a multi-disciplinary team.
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.