We are assisting our client in their direct hire search for a Per Diem Clinician to work in their critical stabilization unit. This position is in San Francisco. The Crisis Triage Clinician works within a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for triaging crisis cases, clinically assessing clients for voluntary and involuntary holds due to danger to self, others, or grave disability, providing crisis intervention services, completing psychosocial assessments and documentation, providing clinical case management, care coordination, and follow up care to ensure successful linkages to appropriate services, all within a fast paced environment that consistently fluctuates in number of clients being served at any particular time.
- Clinically assess clients to determine if they meet voluntary and involuntary hold criteria as determined by danger to self, others, or grave disability.
- Triage crisis cases within a multidisciplinary setting to include collaboration with many agencies such as police, fire, Child Crisis, CPS, HSA.
- Conduct individual crisis assessments, family sessions, and collateral interviews to adequately gather information and formulate appropriate dispositions and safety plans.
- Provide psychological/behavioral interventions to clients and families experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Engage in crisis interventions and de-escalation, including the application of conflict resolution and collaborative problem-solving techniques and/or manual restraints, as necessary.
- Use interpersonal communication skills to develop rapport and engage client in problem solution and negotiating conflict resolution.
- Interact with all clients in accordance with the individual service plan and the therapeutic process.
- As part of the crisis team, assess, evaluate, and always monitor the safety of the client and others.
- Engage clients and caregivers as full partners in service planning, delivery, and evaluation.
- As part of the crisis team, always assess and monitor client’s status to ensure safety and well-being.
- Ensure facilities, living quarters, office spaces, equipment, and furniture to be used in providing services are in good working order and professionally maintained at all times.
- Implement clinical policies and procedures and actively enhance communication, coordination, and integration of care with other Edgewood service areas and with external providers.
- Contribute to organization-wide quality management and improvement efforts by consistently providing the highest quality professional interventions, fulfilling all documentation requirements, and proactively seeking ways to enhance the quality of services and surpass minimum required standards.
- Highly skilled in mental health crisis evaluation and response. Strong understanding of mental health disorders, including impact of trauma on child/youth development, and psychological and behavioral interventions with children and families.
- Ability to coordinate and collaborate with a team of crisis evaluation and intervention professionals to rapidly assess mental health disorders, identify needs and solutions, and make recommendations for placement.
- Knowledge of community resources, eligibility criteria, and referral processes to facilitate access to services and function as a liaison/advocate on behalf of clients and families.
- Case management and discharge planning skills.
- Ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with other service providers and among the community who can provide information, assistance and support to children, youth, and their families.
- Ability to communicate and generate reports both verbally and in writing for service integration, treatment team collaboration and service documentation according to programmatic and professional practice standards.
- Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, or related field, with a Clinical license or license eligible (registered with the BBS)
- Experience working with children, youth and families experiencing acute crisis that put the youth in jeopardy of being psychiatrically hospitalized.
- Experience working with at risk, disenfranchised and/or minority populations.
- Experience working with children, youth and families that have been or are involved in issues relating to trauma and/or abuse (verbal, physical, sexual, and neglect).
- Demonstrated ability in collaborating with individuals and groups.
- Excellent verbal, written and consultation skills.
- A dependable car, valid driver's license, and proof of insurance is preferable.
This per diem position pays $40 - $49.50 depending on language and years of experience.
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to Elizabeth Truitt-Beam at email@example.com