Community Healthlink

  • Crisis Specialist

    Location US-MA-Leominster
    PCN#
    5228
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    1
    Category
    Case Management
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Crisis Specialist at our Leominster site.

     

    The Communications and Triage Department serves the local communities of the Leominster and Worcester area, providing mental health crisis intervention. Communications works directly with those in need from their first call to Community Healthlink’s Emergency Services Program through the entire process and in some cases the days following.

     

    This position is fast paced and unpredictable and offers candidates an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping manage crises and assisting people.

     

    Triage is an exciting and fast paced program that is essential in supporting the Emergency Service program.  A crisis support worker is present through the entire intervention process from providing initial crisis triage and de-escalation with clients up to and including finding placement and coordinating authorization with insurance companies.

     

    Benefits:
    Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
    Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
    Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
    CEU benefits
    Life and Disability insurance
    401k with agency contribution
    Wellness activity discounts

    Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Provide coordination of all telecommunications for the Emergency Services in providing telephonic support to individuals in crisis and assess the need for clinical intervention in a high volume call center.
    • Provide administrative support to clinicians engaged in short term crisis intervention.
    • Appropriately prioritize active cases, assessing the potential risk to the clinician, coordinate internal and external resources.
    • Assist clinicians in the office with client services, triage, and screening.
    • Provide referrals and/or placement to multiple levels of care

    Qualifications

     

    • Grade 6: Crisis Specialist: Bachelor’s degree required, in the field of psychology or human services preferred
    • Treatment experience with individuals in a mental health setting preferred
    • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask handling multiple pieces of data.
    • Strong telephone skills required
    • Experience in providing treatment to those in crisis and abusing substances is highly desired
    • 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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