Crisis Intervention Counselor - Co-Responder - York Crisis - Eves

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 70941

Job Description:

Ability to work independently to meet the client’s needs, assess a crisis situation and provide stabilization to the client at the client’s location as needed, resolve the crisis and appropriately refer the client to necessary services following policy and procedures.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responds promptly and appropriately to all calls.
  2. Assesses patient’s immediate needs.
  3. Stabilizes patient using established crisis intervention techniques.
  4. Utilizes suicide precaution check list as appropriate.
  5. Refers to appropriate agency or service.
  6. Follows up on patient condition as outlined in policy.
  7. Responds to emergency mental health problems in the community.
  8. Applies established guidelines of the Mental Health Act.
  9. Discharges responsibilities of a Mental Health Delegate (including attending hearings as necessary).
  10. Facilitates admission to a psychiatric facility.
  11. Maintains PCPC certification and other BDAP required annual training.
  12. Remains knowledgeable of all licensed county D&A services.
  13. Arranges detox services as needed.
  14. Provides intake for county D&A funded services.
  15. Utilizes knowledge of community services.
  16. Provides information to inquiries.
  17. Remains updated to available community resources.
  18. Assesses the emergency of the need.
  19. Arranges provision of need following policies and procedures.
  20. Notifies CAP or LCCM of authorized provisions following policies and procedures.
  21. Follows policies and procedures regarding Intensive Case Management patients.
  22. Follows policies and procedures regarding Family Focus patients.
  23. Fosters cooperation between crisis counselors and MH/MR case managers (this would include follow-up calls to case managers regarding contact with their patients).
  24. Remains aware of mandated reporter status regarding child abuse.
  25. Utilizes Childline as appropriate.
  26. Fosters cooperation between crisis counselors and C&Y case managers.
  27. Reports suspected Elder Abuse situations to AAA.
  28. Fosters cooperation between crisis counselors and AAA case managers.
  29. Documents according to department policy. Content includes:
  30. Psychosocial assessment
  31. Additional patient information as required
  32. Referral or resolution
  33. Follow-up telephone contact
  34. Completes and submits required forms within established time-frame.
  35. Enters patient information (in computer system) promptly.
  36. Replenishes office supplies as needed.
  37. The co-responder Crisis counselor will be mobile in the community with a workspace within the designated police department. 
  38. Work directly with law enforcement agency to perform clinical functions.  They will respond with law enforcement to 911 calls in the community to conduct a crisis assessment, intervene, and disposition calls in a least restrictive setting.
  39. Assist law enforcement whenever they come into contact with suspected persons with a mental illness or substance abuse disorder.
  40. Assess person’s treatment needs related to psychiatric, medical, social, and emotional care and follow up within 72 hours to ensure engagement and access to services.
  41. Prevent unnecessary hospitalizations or ED use of persons with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
  42. Assess risk for danger to self or others and intervenes accordingly.

 


Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • Two or more years of mental health or crisis intervention experience with unrelated bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field of study
  • Skills:
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; the ability to provide counsel; organizational abilities; analytical skills; visual ability to observe patient behavior and to prepare documentation and written materials; physical prowess in order to assist patients; ability to work under stress; stamina to work for long time spans; knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of patients in a specific age group; knowledge of basic Emergency Room treatment procedures, psychological medications, human behavior, treatment modalities of Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol clients, CASSP Principals, human service agencies and their functions and a thorough understanding of the Mental Health Law
    • Requires a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence
Michelle Dermes
Michelle Dermes
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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