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DCR – ISLAND COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES

Coupeville, Island County, WA

Salary: $21.42 - $39.56/hour DOE

Job Type: On-Call (hours vary based on need)

Division: Program: 92000 – Emergency Services, Island County

Compass Health is currently looking for a Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) for our Emergency Services program in Coupeville! The DCR provides crisis intervention mental health services to persons of all ages experiencing acute behavioral health issues and when appropriate evaluates for an involuntary detention. These services will be provided primarily in community settings to individuals who are in crisis or for whom a crisis episode is deemed to be imminent. This position will also provide support and back-up to team members as needed.

Requirements

  • MA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field.
  • Current Washington State Licensure or equivalent in Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling preferred.
  • Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC.
  • Experience in medical, mental health or social services field preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Evidence-Based Practices, or interest and ability to learn.
  • Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination within 10 days of hire.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License required including vehicle and appropriate insurance, if applicable.
  • Ability to attend the DCR Academy by the time of the first annual review required.
  • Familiarity with RCW 71.05 and 71.34 preferred.
  • Ability to formulate an individual treatment plan and apply appropriate rehabilitation and treatment modalities.
  • Ability to relate effectively with patients, agency staff, other community programs, and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently without daily onsite supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong computer proficiency, including keyboarding skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to utilize an electronic medical record for collaborative clinical documentation.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check.

About Us

Compass Health is the region’s largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and substance use services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though our commitment to care doesn’t stop with our clients as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance, which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information: www.compasshealth.org

To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please click here.

Listed 1/7/2019


TEMPORARY COURT LIAISON / DCR – EMERGENCY SERVICES, SKAGIT COUNTY

Mt Vernon - 1100 S 2nd Street, Mt Vernon, Skagit County, WA

Salary: $21.42 - $39.56/hour DOE

Job Type: On-Call (hours vary based on need)

Division: 20000 – Emergency Services, Skagit County

Compass Health is currently looking for a Temporary DCR / Court Liaison for our Emergency Services program in Skagit County! The DCR provides crisis intervention mental health services to persons of all ages experiencing acute behavioral health issues and when appropriate evaluates for an involuntary detention. These services will be provided primarily in community settings to individuals who are in crisis or for whom a crisis episode is deemed to be imminent. This position will also provide support and back-up to team members as needed.

Requirements

  • MA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field.
  • Current Washington State Licensure or equivalent in Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling preferred.
  • Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC.
  • Experience in medical, mental health or social services field preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Evidence-Based Practices, or interest and ability to learn.
  • Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination within 10 days of hire.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License required including vehicle and appropriate insurance, if applicable.
  • Ability to attend the DCR Academy by the time of the first annual review required.
  • Familiarity with RCW 71.05 and 71.34 preferred.
  • Ability to formulate an individual treatment plan and apply appropriate rehabilitation and treatment modalities.
  • Ability to relate effectively with patients, agency staff, other community programs, and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently without daily onsite supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong computer proficiency, including keyboarding skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to utilize an electronic medical record for collaborative clinical documentation.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check.

About Us

Compass Health is the region’s largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and substance use services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though our commitment to care doesn’t stop with our clients as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance, which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information: www.compasshealth.org

To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please click here.

Listed 1/7/2019


On-Call DCR

Kitsap County

Shift: Various Shifts

Salary: $30/hr. plus shift differentials

Kitsap Mental Health Services is hiring on-call Designated Crisis Responders. Duties will include assuring the continuity of emergency mental health services to the residents and visitors of Kitsap County, as per the provision of state and BHO mandated crisis services, and DCR duties. This position requires a Master's level degree in counseling/social sciences and two years of postgraduate, documented, supervised clinical experience with the chronically mentally ill or emotionally disturbed consumers preferred. For more information or to apply, please click here.


Diversion Crisis Responder

Wenatchee, Chelan County, WA

 

Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington.

The Designated Crisis Responders (DCR) and Mental Health Professionals (MHP) are members of the Crisis Team that provides crisis outreach services to individuals experiencing acute emotional distress and/or mental health crisis, with the goal to stabilize the individual in the least restrictive setting possible. DCR’s provide evaluations under the Involuntary Treatment Act to include both mental health and substance abuse. The MHP and DCR Crisis team members utilize crisis intervention techniques to facilitate diversion from hospitalization through individual stabilization in the community whenever possible. The MHP/DCR assess the individual’s risk to self, others or property. In the event an individual requires an evaluation to determine if there is a need for detention under the Involuntary Treatment Act due to the presence of a grave disability, the MHP contacts the DCR for assistance. All Designated Crisis Responders engage in assessing the community and family resources available to manage the individual in the least restrictive setting possible and engage in developing plans with the individual and family that are appropriate to the individual’s needs and circumstances. The MHP and DCR formulate appropriate clinical decisions based upon assessment data, and interact with the medical community and others in the community to develop and implement community based treatment options to stabilize/maintain stability. 

  • Provides crisis and intake assessments
  • Diagnosis, ongoing brief community support services
  • Case Management in a culturally competent manner within the most appropriate environment
  • As an initial responder the MHP utilizes crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques, and assesses the need to contact the DCR if the situation cannot be adequately resolved
  • The DCR will further assess the need for community based individual stabilization by accurately assessing risk to self, others or property and the presence of a grave disability, formulates and implements appropriate clinical decisions based upon assessment data.
  • Provides treatment planning
  • Develops an appropriate plan of treatment supporting recovery concepts by incorporating the individual’s/family’s strengths, barriers and needs into the plan components
  • Documents clear problem statement and treatment goals/objectives in an individual’s “own voice
  • Formulates measurable, achievable goals and objectives, in collaboration with the individual
  • Supports crisis programs
  • Triaging telephone calls, meeting with walk-in clients, and/or working with individuals in the Hospital Diversion or Stabilization units, as assigned
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with community resources
  • Works with hospital liaison, Outpatient staff and PACT team members as well as other professionals in the community to coordinate care in relationship to the individual’s mental health needs
  • Communicates with internal and external interdisciplinary team members to facilitate good clinical management of individuals with serious mental illness and coordinates treatment with other providers
  • Facilitates linkages to medical providers or other community resources when appropriate
  • Works closely with community agencies including law enforcement, Child Protective Services, hospitals, jails and community physicians to coordinate care and arrange for client's treatment.
  • Responds to requests for crisis services
  • Gathers information from callers/informants, recording information, and providing assessment at the individual’s location in the community or arranging assessment at the most appropriate location.
  • Completes necessary paperwork
  • Uses CareLogic Electronic Health Record (EHR), or other clinical record as required
  • Meets established timelines when making authorized entries in the medical record
  • Follows procedures for release of information, maintains complete and accurate concise records and reports.
  • Supports recovery concepts with persons served by incorporating the individual’s and family’s strengths, barriers and needs into the plan components.
  • Applies integrated summary data to the formulation of age/disability family engagement when indicated, cultural, natural supports, co-occurring and, specific goals and objectives, as appropriate.
  • Documents clear problem statement and treatment goals/objectives in a client’s “own voice” and oriented to language that is understandable and meets clinical documentation standards.
  • Formulates measurable, achievable goals and objectives in collaboration with the individual
  • Discharge Plan includes the reason for discharge, anticipated need for continued care, treatment and services after discharge, and community resources or referrals
  • Fosters teamwork and cooperation between team members
  • Works to understand others on the team and is a cooperative team member who willingly helps others perform related jobs
  • Identifies and prioritizes issues and concerns that need resolution. Includes others in the decision making process when appropriate to make independent, effective decisions using available information.
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations and educates individuals on matters requiring informed consent.
  • Coordinates with agency or community treatment providers with whom the client is engaged to ensure follow up after a crisis episode requiring intervention.
  • Follows the agency’s Mental Health guidelines and procedures when working with individuals served in the crisis system.
  • Communicates in a professional manner that promotes team work, dignity and a respectful environment.
  • Creates and retains positive relationships and promotes trust and respect
  • Participates in supervision, multi-disciplinary team staffing, training, specialist and psychiatric consultation as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EducationMaster’s degree in Social /Behavioral Sciences required.

Experience: Minimum of two years Mental Health experience in the provision of Crisis Services / Capable of being licensed in Washington State Special Skills

  • Education and training in the following areas: Psychopathology and psychopharmacology
  • Completed DCR Training
  • Knowledge of individual and family dynamics, life span development, psychotherapy and family crisis intervention’
  • Crisis intervention and the assessment of risk, include suicide risk assessment, assessment of danger to others and homicide risk assessment
  • Assessment of grave disability, health and safety, cognitive and volitional functions
  • Competency with special populations: Chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders, developmental disabilities, ethnic minorities, children and adolescents, older persons, and sexual minorities
  • Training in adolescent mental health issues, the mental health civil commitment laws, the criteria for civil commitment, and the systems if care for minors (RCW 71.34.805)
  • Professional ethics and knowledge of consumer rights
  • Petition writing: factors, elements and content
  • Clinical/legal/forensic education related to DCR function/knowledge base
  • Knowledge of Behavioral Health Care delivery to adults and children
  • Knowledge of Washington Administrative Codes for Acute Crisis Services
  • Ability to work with others to accomplish objectives and achieve expected results
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Ability to provide strong crisis assessment and stabilization skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills for communicating with persons served of all ages and staff
  • Recognizes cultural, racial and other issues that impact treatment, relationships and communications
  • Integrates that knowledge to work effectively with different cultures • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Uses a strength based approach with staff and promotes a positive work environment
  • Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner within the community Licensure, Registration, Certification
  • Licensure as a Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist within the state of Washington preferred
  • Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration required
  • DCR must be a Mental Health Professional designated by the CDRSN to perform the duties of the Involuntary Treatment Acts.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Child Mental Health Specialist preferred
  • Developmental Disability or Geriatric specialist designations are additionally desirable
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and minimum required liability insurance

Contact: Sandra Miedema Email: smiedema@catholiccharitiescw.org Phone: 509-853-2769

To apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=22899140

Open until filled 

Updated 04/023/2019.

 


Involuntary Commitment Supervisor of Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs)

Seattle, King County, WA

Apply online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs

King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional and fair and just.

OPENING DATE/TIME: 05/17/19 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 06/02/19 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

SALARY:    $87,055.70 - $110,348.37 Annually

LOCATION: Chinook Building - 401 5th Ave, Seattle

JOB TYPE: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DEPARTMENT: DCHS - Community & Human Services

JOB NUMBER: 2019SC9945

SUMMARY:

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans and those with lived experience.

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant, and connected to community. The responsibilities of the Involuntary Commitment Supervisor (ICS) include: providing supervision, training, consultation, guidance to the Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) team. This includes completing performance assessments with their assigned staff during probation and annually once probation is complete, providing consistent supervision in the field and the office, coaching and developing improvement plans, as needed.

Interpret statute, assist in implementation of involuntary detention statute amendments, review legal and case documentation completed by the DCR team, and provide review of clinical cases. The ICS works closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure a strong customer service practice, and assists the Crisis and Commitment Services (CCS) Coordinator in the development of clinical and office guidelines, policies and procedures. 

Who May Apply: This position is open to all who feel they meet the minimum qualifications. Candidates need to submit a complete application on line and answer the supplemental questions.

Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible. Incumbents in this position are required to be part of the supervisor on-call rotation. During an emergency or community disaster, the supervisor may be required to work as an Involuntary Commitment Specialist (DCR) at any shift times, weekends and/or holidays.

 UNION REPRESENTATION: Positions in this classification are represented by ProTec Local 17.

Recruiter: susan.churchill@kingcounty.gov

JOB DUTIES:

  • Provide supervision, consultation, performance assessments and training to the ICS team.
  • Manage 24/7/365 schedule for Crisis and Commitment Services.
  • Review cases for proper documentation, appropriate decision-making, quality assurance, and completeness of work.
  • Perform administrative duties, address complaints, develop procedures and service protocols, and work on special projects as assigned by the CCS Coordinator.
  • Participate in regular meetings with community partners to promote the interests of CCS and maintain positive working relations in the community.
  • Provide training and education to outside agencies and community groups on the involuntary detention law, process and the role of the ICS.
  • Manage and participate in the recruitment and hiring.
  • Provide on-call support to the team on a 24 hour basis on a weekly rotation with the supervisor team.
  • Assist the Coordinator in researching data for proposed legislation that may impact the work of CCS.
  • Provide support to outside partners with coordination of services, complaints, and education of the involuntary commitment system.
  • Work as a DCR in an emergency or due to a disaster.

EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:

  • Must be a Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined in RCW 71.05.020(38).
  • Must maintain a Washington State Department of Health credential that satisfies the definition of MHP in good standing.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of RCW 71.05 and RCW 71.34 and related WACs.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience, post-graduate, in the direct evaluation and treatment of persons with mental illness under the supervision of a mental health professional and experience in responding to patients in crisis.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in writing and verbally, including public speaking.
  • At least two years of experience working as a supervisor or a project team lead in human services and/or equivalent education on supervision and management skills and practice. 
  • Knowledge of the mental health system, chemical dependency system, social service network, and resources offering alternatives to involuntary hospitalization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including collaboration, team player and good listening skills.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unencumbered Washington State Driver's License.
  • Ability to pass a post offer/pre employment Washington State Patrol background check and a post offer/pre hire physical assessment.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years or more experience as a DCR in Washington State
  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)

Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for other options.

If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

Updated 5/22/19