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Job: Crisis Response Clinician

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Title Crisis Response Clinician
Categories Northern California
Position Type PERMANENT
Salary $115k
Location Daly City, CA
Job Information

This is 2- year pilot partnership between our client and San Mateo County (SMC) and San Mateo, Daly City, South San Francisco and Redwood City (the cities) to partner a law enforcement officer with a licensed mental health clinician 8 hours per day, 5 days per week to respond to 911 calls that involve one or more individuals that may be exhibiting behaviors consistent with mental illness or substance abuse.

This is direct hire, benefited. The position requires a 40-hour work week, the position starts ASAP. Shifts are 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. The schedule is 9AM – 6PM or 10AM – 7PM or 11:00AM – 8:00PM and will not require the clinician to work weekends or be on-call. Clinicians will be provided a county car and police radio in order to respond to calls. This is a co-response model, but the clinician will respond in a county vehicle rather than riding with a particular officer.

• Perform initial diagnostic evaluation during a crisis noting behavioral symptoms which may indicate organic and/or mental disorders in children, youth, or adults.
• Determine whether individuals are holdable on a W&I 5150 and follow appropriate procedure.
• Determine other resources to connect individuals to who do not meet criteria for 5150.
• Work closely with different law enforcement communities.
• Participate in monthly San Mateo County Field Crisis Consultation Committee (FCCC).
• Perform suicidal/homicidal/Grave Disability risk assessments.
• Conduct home visits and/or field-based services.
• Crisis Intervention.
• Provide outreach counseling and refer clients to appropriate behavioral health resources.
• Collect and evaluate medical or psychosocial data such as case histories, behavior patterns and family relationships of patients/clients.
• Follow up with individuals where appropriate who are reluctant to engage with resources.
• Work as a psychiatric team member with other treatment disciplines.
• Utilize Trauma Informed Care and other Evidence-based practices.
• Provide consultation and education services.

• Solid clinical treatment, assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills.
• Knowledge of principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, crisis management and various treatment modalities
• Experience providing treatment for adults and youth with serious mental illness.
• Experience delivering services to adult and/or youth consumers who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
• Excellent documentation skills, progress notes, assessments, client care plans, etc.
• Experience using electronic health/medical record systems
• Demonstrated expertise, skill and interest in working with a broad range of clients of diverse cultures and backgrounds, and an ability to provide culturally appropriate and proficient services.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with families, co-workers, other professionals, collaborative partners and the public.
• Extensive knowledge of available community resources within the County of San Mateo and its neighboring counties.

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