Job title: Crisis Specialist/Licensed Crisis Specialist – Mobile Crisis Response Team (Fixed Term)
Company: County of Marin
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Department of Health & Human Services: At Health & Human Services, we serve our community through the values of support, unity, trust and excellence with one common goal: to promote and protect the health, well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all in Marin. Join our team of bright, committed and energetic people who also want to make an impact through public service.
ABOUT THE POSITION
There are two (2) full-time fixed-term vacancies in Health and Human Services that can be filled with either a Crisis Specialist or a Licensed Crisis Specialist.The department will consider flexibly filling these vacancies if necessary. The Crisis Stabilization Unit is located at 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904.
These fixed-term positions are funded through December 31, 2020. Please note, this position may end prior to December 31, 2020 if funding ceases or the work is complete. Per PMR 48.2, fixed term employees are not subject to Reduction in Force rights at the completion of the term.
For more information about these positions, please contact Jennifer Rossi at 415.473.7329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crisis Specialist fixed-term positions are within the Crisis Continuum, Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) and report to the Unit Supervisor assigned to the Mobile Crisis Continuum teams in Adult Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. The positions are field/community-based and responsive to individuals presenting with mental health or substance use crisis across Marin County, with a particular focus on children and transition age youth, though there will be opportunities to also work with adults. These positions are an integral part of the Crisis Continuum of Care, which encompasses a short-term case management team, outreach and engagement services, mobile crisis response and support, The Crisis Stabilization Unit and The Crisis Residential Facility.
The duties include, but are not limited to, community-based response as part of a team of two Crisis Specialists and duties as the clinician of the day who takes and logs calls, provides consult, recommendations as indicated, and information and education, as well as provision of solo response to secure and/or safe locations. The youth focus may also entail short-term case management, support, and linkage to services as well as collaboration with families, schools, and the foster system. These positions will also be required to build relationships and outreach to all schools in the county from elementary age to Junior College. The positions require a significant degree of independence as well as the ability to collaborate with team members and community-based organizations, including schools, hospitals, law enforcement, and private therapists, independent clinics and juvenile hall. The positions are shift-based and include weekends and may include holidays. As the program expands, days and times of shifts may change to cover increases in service delivery hours.
Additionally, this team is often the first line responders to provide critical incident response and Psychological First Aid to community members who have witnessed or experienced a critical incident or major disaster and to local schools systems who have experienced a traumatic incident, loss or other disruptive event, that impacts the overall wellbeing of the school community and it’s students.
WORK SCHEDULE: With the addition of these fixed-term positions, the Mobile Crisis Response Team will expand hours to offer field-based response availability beginning in the morning both in order to provide more comprehensive services to our community’s youth as well as to facilitate increased collaboration with community partners who begin their days earlier than 1pm. Current MCRT operating hours are Monday thru Saturday 1pm to 9m, with an OD clinician on at 11am, however, the exact start time and days for these expanded services has not yet been determined. Standard shifts are 8 hours per day and these positions are eligible for shift differentials depending on the shift worked.
Our Highly Qualified Candidate: The ideal candidate for the Mobile Crisis Response Team position has experience working with children, youth and adults experiencing a behavioral health crisis, providing crisis intervention, preferably on a mobile crisis team, psychiatric emergency services unit, forensic mental health unit, or youth and family services agency with at-risk youth, school-based youth, or Transitional Age Youth (TAY) and their families. The candidate has experience in, and knowledge of, conducting risk assessments, crisis de-escalation, conflict resolution, co-occurring disorders, trauma response, and child welfare reporting requirements. The ideal candidate is able to work collaboratively with peer providers, schools, the foster system, law enforcement, community agencies and our Crisis Stabilization Unit.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications:
EITHER possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in social work, psychiatric nursing, psychology, counseling or a closely related field, OR possession of a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or a closely related field, OR completion of three years of graduate education including completion of the doctoral-qualifying comprehensive examinations and a university-approved clinical internship equal to two full-time academic quarters (900 hours). Two years of clinical mental health experience under qualified supervision in a mental health setting appropriate to the assignment. The experience must have included screening, diagnostic assessment, referral/linkage and/or treatment in either an inpatient, outpatient, field based, or criminal justice setting for extremely emotionally disturbed and/or psychiatrically impaired individuals.
Crisis Specialist: Must be eligible and sit for professional licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor or Registered Nurse in the State of California within timelines consistent with the W&I Code. Qualified non-California residents must obtain a California License within timelines consistent with the W&I Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment.
Licensed Crisis Specialist: Must be professionally licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor or Registered Nurse in the State of California. Qualified non-California residents must obtain a California License within timelines consistent with the W & I Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment.
California Driver’s License: Employees who drive on County business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid California driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the County including review of a recent DMV history. At the time of the selection interview by the appointing authority, applicants will have to furnish a recent DMV driving record.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your governmentjobs.com account to view these emails. Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, practical performance, oral examination or any combination to determine which candidate’s names may be placed on the eligible list.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy in the accounting assignment and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this assignment while the list remains active.
Because this recruitment is Open and Continuous, applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible. The filing period for an Open and Continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.
Special Requirements: Candidates selected are subject to fingerprinting by the Sheriff’s Department and must pass a Department of Justice LiveScan background check prior to appointment.
County Employees as Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Location: San Rafael, CA
Job date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:38:37 GMT
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