CARE Hawaii Inc

Position Summary:

This member of the Crisis Services team has advanced training in one of the mental health professions (e.g., nursing, social work, psychology) and clinical skill and experience to provide crisis stabilization and crisis support management to clients experiencing immediate and often life-threatening crisis situations. Work is primarily intellectual in nature and requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment; requires ability to function independently in the assessment of suicidality/homicidality or other risk assessment.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: Must meet the following minimum educational requirements: Bachelor's (BA) Degree with a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours in counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work, social welfare, sociology, or other behavioral sciences and 1 years of specialized experience.
  • Minimum Field-of-Experience: Post-secondary school education and training is required, including internships and other supervised work/practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses; advanced knowledge in psychology, risk management and behavior management required. Computer proficiency in various software.
  • Required Certification/Registration: Basic Life Support (renew upon it's expiration)
    • CPR
    • First Aid
    • CPI
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Current Auto Registration
    • Current Safety Check
    • Current Auto Insurance

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis stabilization and crisis support management based on risk assessment
  • Function independently as well as in collaboration with other members of the crisis team as needed
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising crisis plans such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Crisis Triage Rating Scale (CTRS) in conjunction with the other members of the crisis team
  • Provide individual crisis stabilization and crisis management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the crisis plans as clients needs change
  • Educate and support clients' families, and advocate for clients' rights and preferences
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, and diagnosis; physical/dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education/employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living; and family structure and relationships. Submit charts within seven (7) days.
  • Acts as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the crisis management process
  • Perform shift management and on-call intervention covering nighttime hours and serve as a backup to evening and weekend staff
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures
  • Provide ongoing assessment and response to crisis management
  • Provide transportation when necessary to clients
  • Provide symptom education to enable clients to identify their mental illness symptoms
  • Provide direct clinical "in-vivo" services on an individual, group, and family basis
  • Provide vocational-supportive counseling
  • Teach job-seeking skills
  • Provide linkage as appropriate to providers of case management, treatment, nutritional education,housing placement, money management skills, transportation options
  • Provide support, advocacy, linkage and coordination of services as needed
  • Attends team meetings and trainings on a regular basis and required monthly supervision.
  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team player by working with other members of the crisis team, assisting other team members as needed
  • Provides required documentation in a timely manner (within 24 hours per contract requirements)

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