We are currently seeking a FULL-TIME Community Crisis Counselor/Therapist for Carroll County who will assess, evaluate, and perform crisis intervention techniques, and will develop a crisis plan for continuation of services related to individual clients. He or she will be responsible for all incident documentation, and will be the on-site resource for any relevant clinical information, as well as the liaison for collaboration with other involved parties including families, friends, and other community providers. The office is located in Westminster.
- Perform a danger assessment, a crisis assessment, an environmental assessment upon entry to the community situation and lethality assessment
- Perform a clinical evaluation
- Perform an on scene assessment and treatment plan
- Effectively perform crisis intervention including de-escalation, crisis planning and implementation using brief therapeutic interventions
- Design appropriate referral recommendations using available community resources
- Competently make decisions about the need for an emergency petition and/or alternative psychiatric evaluation
- Address population of child, adolescent, adult, dual-diagnosis, co-occurring and elderly
- Work with families and involved persons to de-escalate the situation, make a crisis plan, and enlist cooperation with recommended treatment
- Provide accurate clinical information to family and involved persons related to recommendations and possibilities for treatment
- Complete necessary follow-up contacts as appropriate based for treatment plan implementation
- Consult in an expert way to police, fire and other community agencies when asked to do so
- Provide consultation and coordination to other provider staff
- Document interactions using documentation procedures
- Must be able to work with first responders and be aware of first responder culture
- Participate in and complete all required trainings
- Participate in crisis cases for short term therapy services
- Provide education in the community about the agency and all components of MCT when needed
- Check work e-mail at the beginning and end of each shift
- Able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Response Team Clinician
- Provide ongoing clinical case management, psychotherapy, treatment plan implementation, linkage, and discharge planning for individuals needing extended crisis services (LCSW/A and LPC/A only)
- Other duties as assigned
- MSW, MA or Master’s degree in Counseling.
- Two years experience.
- Must currently possess or be on the path to possess licensure in the State of Maryland (ie: LGSW/LGPC, LCSW-C/LCPC).
- Must have relevant experience providing onsite crisis intervention support, transitional support, referrals and follow-ups.
- Physically able to move/lift up to 10lbs.
- Must demonstrate competence in aggression management.
- Must be able to ride in a vehicle for extended periods of time and walk to wherever is necessary to perform assessment.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Must possess a valid Driver’s license and proof of current automobile insurance.
Shift times are rotated days 9:00am-5:00pm, and evenings 4:00pm-Midnight. No overnights.
Location is Carroll County.
Affiliated Santé Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Affiliated Santé Group participates in E-Verify.