Community Healthlink

  • Mental Health Crisis Worker- Per Diem

    Location US-MA-Leominster
    PCN#
    R820
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    1
    Category
    Residential Counselors/Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Mental Health Crisis Worker in Leominster, MA.

     

    These community-based units provide short-term therapeutic psychiatric/substance abuse treatment in a structured environment with 24-hour observation and supervision and individualized treatment interventions focused on the crisis and crisis resolution. The CSU and Respite programs are two separate, although collocated programs. The population for the CSU and Respite programs include both males and females that are at least 18 years of age.

     

     

    The North County Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) serves clients who are admitted due to struggle with a mental health crisis often additionally struggling with substance abuse. Our clients enter the program 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 into the community. The unit receives admissions 24 hours/day, 365 days/year depending on bed availability (10 beds) for clients who do not need hospital level of care and meet the unit’s admission criteria. Although a voluntary program, individuals must remain on the unit for the duration of their stay for safety and treatment purposes. Clients meet with a multi-disciplinary team to aid with following their individualized treatment plan and meet their treatment goals as well as a psychiatric workup and medication evaluation.

     

     North County Respite is a 3-bed DMH referred program. Respite clients reside on the unit for a set amount of time agreed upon by the treatment team and work toward their individualized treatment goals. Goals often include stabilization, housing, employment, and continued sobriety. Treatment team meetings are held with community providers, family and support systems, and Respite supervisors to assist individuals in meeting their treatment goals. Clients on the Respite program are encouraged to attend day programs, appointments in the community and to maintain daily structure.

     

    Crisis workers serve as the residential counselors for a specified number of residents, conducting intakes and discharges for the program. Crisis workers will work with clients on topics including personal hygiene and self-care skills, money management and budgeting, symptom management, relapse prevention, healthy eating, use of public transportation and transporting, problem solving and conflict resolution, and other interventions as necessary, running therapeutic groups to further enhance life skills in these areas. The crisis worker will monitor and distribute medication, maintain unit facility as required, and complete routine paperwork to ensure the program meets the standards.

    Responsibilities

    This is a flexible scheduled position to fill in for emergent open shifts overnight ranging from 0-20 hours per week.

    • Primary Counselor: Serve as residential counselor for specified number of residents as requested by supervisor
    • Treatment Planning: Develop, implement and document treatment needs assessments, treatment plan, and progress reviews as part of continuous quality improvement activities
    • Community Living: Work with residents to assist with activities of daily living and foster a sense of safety in the community. This includes personal hygiene and self-care skills, money management and budgeting, symptom management, relapse prevention, use of public transportation and transporting, problem solving and conflict resolution, and other interventions as necessary
    • Nutrition: Ensure healthful menu planning, food shopping, and meal preparation through coordination and assistance
    • Medications: Monitor residents’ medication, refills, documentation of medications and changes, assist with attending appointments, and safe storage
    • Groups: Lead two or more skill development or recreational group(s) per week as assigned
    • Continuity of Care: Attend teams and case conferences, and collaborate with other providers for designated residents. Provide outreach as designated to community-based residents
    • Routine Paperwork: Prepare daily log entries, incident reports and other required paperwork to ensure the program meets the standards
    • Facility Upkeep: Work with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, bedroom upkeep, yard and other light housekeeping duties
    • Other Duties: Other related duties as assigned in order to provide quality rehabilitation services. May include transporting residents in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, close supervision, and other such duties
    • Maintain Competencies: Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR, First Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as other required competencies

    Qualifications

    • Grade 5: Crisis Worker I: HSD/GED/HiSet or associates degree required
    • Grade 6: Crisis Worker II: Bachelors degree required
    • Degree and/or coursework in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.
    • Desire to serve others required.
    • Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.
    • Preference will be given to those with experience in social services and/or working with program\'s population.
    • All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • 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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