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Licensed Crisis Response Clinician

Company: StarVista
Location: San Carlos
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

This is a 2-year pilot partnership between San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services(BHRS) and 4 police departments: San Mateo, Daly City, South San Francisco ,and Redwood City. This position requires a licensed mental health clinician,8 hours per day, 5 days per week, to respond to crises where a suspected mental illness is involved. The position requires a 40-hour work week. Shifts are 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. The schedule for each city will depend on each department's highest call volume. Clinicians will be provided office space/equipment at the police station, a cell phone, and a police radio to respond to calls. This is a co-response model; a clinician will be dispatched and meet a police officer at the scene where there is a crisis involving suspected mental illness. All candidates will be required to pass an extensive police background check, and polygraph. PM21 .

---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.---Ability to work weekends.---Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:---A current license as either a LCSW, LMFT, LPCC or licensed Clinical Psychologist---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.---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.---Experience using electronic health/medical record systems (e.g. AVATAR,SOARIAN).---PREFERRED: Fluency in any of the threshold languages: Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) or Russian; and experience providing clinical services using bilingual skills.---Perform related duties as assigned.Knowledge of:---Current philosophy, principles, and practices for services to clients with serious mental illness.---Individual, group and family psychodynamics as they relate to adults or children.---Psychological diagnostic methods and terminology.---Personality development from infancy through adulthood.---Human and health services systems in the County including private agencies and other community resources. Skill/Ability to:---Provide treatment to adults, children or adolescents with various mental disabilities ranging from serious mental illness to dysfunctional behavior patterns, including victims of sexual or physical abuse during a crisis.---Evaluate the degree of mental disability or emotional distress of patients/clients.---Communicate effectively orally and in writing.---Provide consultation and technical assistance to agencies, schools and other organizations.---Work collectively within a multi-disciplinary team.

Keywords: StarVista, San Francisco , Licensed Crisis Response Clinician, Other , San Carlos, California

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