Advocates

  • Crisis Clinician - Swing Shift

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    2018-4255
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
    20
  • 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?

     

    Shift

    Blended Shift, Second Shift, Third Shift

    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.

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