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Designated Crisis Responder - Community Services

Clark County Community Services

 

Salary: M2.816 ($5,098.00 - $7,200.00) per month

Clark County Community Services is seeking a Designated Crisis Responder to join our amazing team! This position provides crisis outreach services throughout Clark County. They provide services grounded in the recovery model that recognizes each individual’s capacity to self-actualize and makes every effort to engage consumers in intervention services including brief therapy, case management, and referral to community mental health services.

This position initiates involuntary holds and commitments only in cases where the individual’s risk of self-harm or harm others outweighs other intervention strategies. The DCR investigates allegations about consumers’ ability to care for themselves, the risk of self-harm, and risk of harm to others, and gathers evidence, conducts clinical evaluations, and decides, in compliance with RCW 71.05 and 71.34, if psychiatric hospitalization, secure detox, or referral assistance to other services is indicated. In providing these services, the incumbent prepares witness statements, serves legal documents, testifies at court hearings, completes required legal forms and written documentation of investigations, and coordinates the processing of involuntarily committed individuals through the legal system.

This posting will be open until a sufficient number of applications is received. A first review of applications will be August 18. This posting may close at any time after August 18 without additional notice.

Job Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs a variety of complex professional/technical support of programs which includes field work.
  • Prepares court documents for patient placement.
  • May need to testify in civil commitment Hearings.
  • Use of electronic medical record to document clinical evaluations.
  • Requires specialized knowledge of the program and an ability to plan and coordinate using independent judgment and limited supervision.
  • Participates in community outreach efforts and activities as a community partner/agent of the County as applicable to the department assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

Requirements

This program is a 24/7 operation and the position requires working rotating shifts (day/swing/overnight), Saturdays, and Sundays, and/or on-call and sometimes holidays.

This is essential work with no remote work component. The expected work schedule is Wednesday through Saturday, 4:00pm to 4:00am.

Education and Experience: Master’s or doctorate degree in social work, nursing, counseling psychology, mental health counseling, behavioral sciences, or related field which qualifies the incumbent for licensure by Washington State Department of Health (DOH) as a Designated Crisis Responder, and mental health professional status as defined in WAC 388-865, or its successor.

At least two years of experience in the direct evaluation and treatment of persons with mental illness while under the supervision of a mental health professional as defined in WAC 388-865, or its successor, is required.

Licensure by DOH as a mental health professional preferred—qualifying for licensure and registration with DOH and meeting the definition of “Mental Health Professional” delineated in WAC 388-865, or its successor, is required.

Proof of qualifications required which may include any or all of the following: certified copy of transcripts, licensure by DOH, licensure or certification by a nationally recognized board, and written verification of work history by prior employers.

A valid, unencumbered Washington or Oregon State driver’s license is required. Position requires using personal vehicle to drive to consumers in the community.

Passing Washington State Patrol background check necessary for this position (provisions delineated in RCW 43.43.842 as well as other applicable State Statutes and rules) as well as passing ongoing background checks during the course of employment as required by Clark County Department of Community Services, Clark County Regional Support Network, and Washington State Mental Health Division.

This position requires being able to use personal computer and MS office.

Knowledge of:  DCR protocols and RCWs governing DCR practices, CareLogic electronic health record, the Clark County crisis system, substance use disorders including symptom and treatment options, and the Clark County mental health provider network.

Ability to: Prioritize tasks, work with staff in a non-anxious and collaborative manner, establish rapport with mentally ill or substance affected consumers; evaluate and diagnose mental and substance use disorders; identify signs that indicate risk of harm to self or others; apply effective interviewing techniques; apply intervention strategies that calm agitated, angry, or distraught individuals; summarize—verbally and in written formats—interview and assessment findings; read, comprehend, articulate, and implement Washington State Statutes and Rules pertaining to involuntary treatment; present case formulations to the crisis team and court; accurately document assessments and clinical encounters in Carelogic, Crisis Service’s electronic health record with a high level of accuracy; work with diverse populations who vary significantly, including social strata, age, education, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation; develop and apply an equity lens in providing crisis services; establish and maintain good working relationships with criminal justice system, community mental health and substance abuse treatment providers, community social service providers, and significant others and family members of those receiving crisis services; and to demonstrate exceptional customer service when interacting with community members and service providers.

About Us

With its great natural beauty, Clark County, Washington, always has attracted people and businesses. We welcome those who visit and settle here, providing fresh perspectives, growing diversity and vibrant energy.

Our forward-looking community is framed by the scenic Cascade Range to the east and the majestic Columbia River to the south and west. The area is a picturesque place to work, play, and live.

Named for Captain William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame, our county is one of the fastest growing regions in Washington state and the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. Today, more than 467,000 people call Clark County home. 

Clark County government works to enhance the quality of life for all of our diverse community by providing services with integrity, openness and accountability. We are one of the county's largest employers, providing a wide range of rewarding careers for about 1,570 people.

You can get more information about job descriptions, pay schedule and employee benefits on the Clark County Human Resources website at www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources

Screening Process

Candidates will be evaluated based on the content of their applications and those deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

Some recruitments may require the following:

Assessment, Cover Letter, Practical Exam, Evidence of a valid driver’s license, Criminal Background Check or other requirements.

Oral Interviews are conducted with a panel of interviewers. If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted by the hiring department.

Employment References may be conducted for the final candidates, including verification of education.

Retirement Information

All Clark County employees must participate in a WASHINGTON STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM PLAN (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF).Employee contributions begin the first day of work. Current contribution rates vary by plan but could range from 5% to 15% of gross pay, depending on the plan choice. 

For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site here: http://www.drs.wa.gov/

Equal Opportunity Employer

Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at http://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/documents

If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.

Contact: Daniel Harrigan

Job ID: R001440

Listed 2021-08-11 12:10:00, updated 2021-08-11 12:11:40


Designated Crisis Responder

Snohomish County

 

Address: 3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 503, Everett, Washington, 98201

Salary: $75,360.24 - $91,542.96 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Human Services Department

Join our Human Services Team!

We are hiring FLSA exempt Designated Crisis Responders.

Human Services Department mission is to help all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community.

The Human Services Department includes 230 diverse, friendly and dedicated employees who benefit from outstanding benefits and competitive wages.  Employees are appreciated and have the opportunity to make  real difference in our community.  Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, pay, and raise a family.  We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a life-long career at Snohomish County.

Job Duties

STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES 
  1. Conducts investigations and evaluations of individuals for involuntary commitment and detains individuals when legal criteria are met and commitment is appropriate.
  2. Assesses behavioral health emergencies and provides crisis intervention for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis in the community.
  3. Works collaboratively with behavioral health agencies, psychiatrists, emergency departments, inpatient units, residential facilities and other referral sources to assure the best outcome for each individual in need of behavioral health services.
  4. Coordinates and facilitates arrangements necessary for the holding of probable cause hearings for patients hospitalized in our county in need of continued involuntary treatment; provides court testimony concerning patient's need for further involuntary treatment.
  5. Performs ongoing community regarding involuntary treatment.
  6. Contacts appropriate hospitals for admissions, provides screening information and arranges for transport as needed.
  7. Participates in the ITA Court process and provides relevant information to prosecuting attorneys and others authorized through the judicial process.
  8. Maintains necessary records and files as well as statistical information on all program activities.
  9. Performs related duties as required.  

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A master's degree in social work, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing or related field; PLUS, two (2) years of experience in the direct treatment of mentally ill clients; OR, any equivalent combination of training and/or experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. PLUS, a valid and current license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Must pass job related tests.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 

A valid State of Washington Driver's License is required for employment.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

Due to a potential conflict of interest any secondary employment within the behavioral health field needs to be approved by the employer.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • abnormal human behavior, symptomatology and treatment modalities of behavioral disorders
  • counseling techniques and methods
  • available community resources
  • legal parameters and procedures concerning commitments

Ability to:

  • respond effectively in crisis situations
  • relate to severely disturbed and/or difficult persons in order to determine appropriate behavioral health services
  • gather and analyze pertinent data
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff of state and local  hospitals, staff and officials of community organizations, associates and the general public
  • diagnose behavioral disorders and determine need for mental health or substance use disorder services
  • maintain detailed records and prepare clear, concise written reports
  • maintain confidentiality and work within HIPAA parameters

SUPERVISION

Employees report to the Involuntary Treatment Supervisor or other administrative superior as assigned. Employees work independently on specific assignments which are completed in accordance with established guidelines, practices and regulations. Work is reviewed through meetings, status reports and results obtained.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

The majority of the work involves site visits to residences, hospitals, mental health agencies and detention facilities. Some work is performed in the usual office environment. The employee may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays to provide 24 hour a day, 7 day coverage.

About Us

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request. 
EEO policy and ADA notice

Job ID: 2021-00017

Closing Date: June 6, 2021 11:59 PM

Listed 2021-05-23 11:32:00, updated 2021-05-24 08:01:44


Designated Crisis Responder

Clark County Crisis Services

 

Job Type: On call temporary employment

Department: P.I.E. Management, L.L.C.

The incumbent provides crisis outreach services throughout Clark County. S/he provides services grounded in the recovery model that recognizes each individual’s capacity to self-actualize and makes every effort to engage consumers in intervention services including brief therapy, case management, and referral to community mental health services. The incumbent initiates involuntary holds and commitments only in cases where the individual’s risk of self-harm or harm others outweighs other intervention strategies. S/he investigates allegations about consumers’ ability to care for himself/herself, the risk of self-harm, and risk of harm to others, and gathers evidence, conducts clinical evaluations, and decides, in compliance with RCW 71.05 and 71.34, if psychiatric hospitalization, secure detox, or referral assistance to other services is indicated. In providing these services, the incumbent prepares witness statements, serves legal documents, testifies at court hearings, completes required legal forms and written documentation of investigations, and coordinates the processing of involuntarily committed individuals through the legal system. This on call position requires working on-call various nights of the week/weekend, from 10pm until 6am, or as needed late swing weekends.

Requirements

Master’s or doctorate degree in social work, nursing, counseling psychology, mental health counseling, behavioral sciences, or related field which qualifies the incumbent for licensure by Washington State Department of Health (DOH) as a Designated Crisis Responder, and mental health professional status as defined in WAC 388-865, or its successor. At least two years of experience in the direct evaluation and treatment of persons with mental illness while under the supervision of a mental health professional as defined in WAC 388-865, or its successor, is required. Licensure by DOH as a mental health professional preferred—qualifying for licensure and registration with DOH and meeting the definition of “Mental Health Professional” delineated in WAC 388-865, or its successor, is required; proof of qualifications required which may include any or all of the following: certified copy of transcripts, licensure by DOH, licensure or certification by a nationally recognized board, and written verification of work history by prior employers. A valid, unencumbered Washington or Oregon State driver’s license is required. Position requires using personal vehicle to drive to consumers in the community. Passing Washington State Patrol background check necessary for this position (provisions delineated in RCW 43.43.842 as well as other applicable State Statutes and rules) as well as passing ongoing background checks during the course of employment as required by Clark County Community Services. This position requires being able to use personal computer and MS office.

Knowledge of: DCR protocols and RCWs governing DCR practices, CareLogic electronic health record, the Clark County crisis system, substance use disorders including symptom and treatment options, and the Clark County mental health provider network.

Ability to: Prioritize tasks, work with staff in a collaborative manner, establish rapport with mentally ill or substance affected consumers; evaluate and diagnose mental and substance use disorders; identify signs that indicate risk of harm to self or others; apply effective interviewing techniques; apply intervention strategies that calm agitated, angry, or distraught individuals; summarize—verbally and in written formats—interview and assessment findings; read, comprehend, articulate, and implement Washington State Statutes and Rules pertaining to involuntary treatment; present case formulations to the crisis team and court; accurately document assessments and clinical encounters in Carelogic, Crisis Service’s electronic health record with a high level of accuracy; work with diverse populations who vary significantly, including social strata, age, education, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation; develop and apply an equity lens in providing crisis services; establish and maintain good working relationships with criminal justice system, community mental health and substance abuse treatment providers, community social service providers, and significant others and family members of those receiving crisis services; and to demonstrate exceptional customer service when interacting with community members and service providers.

Contact: Jules Ralstin

To Apply: Apply here or contact Jules Ralstin or Kara Wade, Clark County Crisis Services Program Manager

Listed 2021-04-25 18:40:280