Advocates

Overnight Crisis Clinician - Behavioral Health Services

US-MA-Framingham
Job ID
2017-3824
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
36

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 hold a valid driver’s license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Must have working knowledge of current version of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Must possess 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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

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

Schedule

Monday-Wednesday, 7:00pm-7:00am

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