Advocates

Fee for Service Crisis Clinician - Mornings

US-MA-Waltham
Job ID
2017-3775
Type
Fee-for-Service

Overview

Advocates is seeking compassionate, well-rounded professionals to offer clinical support to individuals and families in crisis.

 

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

 

The Crisis Clinician will provide comprehensive community-based emergency mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families in crisis. 

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure an environment that promotes safety, recovery, and treatment.
  • Provide psychiatric and substance abuse evaluation of individuals and families in crisis in community, clinic, and hospital settings.
  • Provide crisis intervention services including crisis case management and short-term crisis counseling as follow-up from initial evaluation.
  • Maintain linkages with specific community services by providing documented case consultations and problem resolution.  Offer suggestive recommendations to clients regarding service options.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of managed care and health insurance systems; provide other clinicians with managed care information and resources pertinent to the crises being managed.
  • Maintain necessary documentation and records.
  • Actively participate in supervision and staff meetings. 

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a related counseling field, and at least two years’ experience with target population (inpatient, outpatient, residential acceptable).
  • Must have working knowledge of current version of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Excellent intake, interviewing and assessment skills.  Ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees and providers.
  • Superb interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and commitment to clients.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that is benefitted by the independent successes of all staff members.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to develop effective documentation.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and have access to an operational and insured vehicle.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

Schedule

Mornings

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