Crisis Stabilization Clinician

Crisis Stabilization Clinician

Responsibilities

The primary function of the Crisis Stabilization Clinician is to assist consumers who are experiencing a mental health crisis in the crisis residential facility or in the community, who would likely be at risk of a psychiatric hospitalization without early intervention. Additional functions of the Crisis Stabilization Clinician, is to provide daily risk assessments for individuals in crisis, to establish appropriate level of care and continuity of planned services for staff and consumer direction. 

The Crisis Stabilization Clinician will provide crisis diversion supports by helping a consumer build skills of relapse prevention, symptoms management, medication management, building natural and social supports, identifying triggers and identifying crisis, preventing crisis, understanding mental health diagnosis, boundaries, and self-care. Crisis Stabilization Clinician will do this by working with consumers individually or by providing therapeutic groups that focus on CBT and DBT skills building. This position is directly supervised by a Team Leader of Crisis Diversion Services.

Job Requirements

  • This position must meet Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
  • Experience with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or chemical dependency, and experience working with individuals who are homeless.
  • Must be able to pass a KBI security check and DCF Child and Adult Abuse Registry check.
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid Kansas driver’s license, and current auto insurance required.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, with accuracy and efficient typing skills.
  • Must be able to complete required KsTrain online trainings and program trainings as well as maintaining CEU’s for licensure
  • Must be able to perform day-to-day physical requirements of the position, including but not limited to- 20% of scheduled time; data entry, answering the phone and computer work, 80% of scheduled time; ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • frequently moving around the building and community, repetitive moving, carrying and lifting as the job demands
  • Able to work on-call day, evening, night overnight or weekend shifts based on the needs of the program.  
  • Excellent understanding of community resources, or ability to consistently research resources effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to manage crisis situations while always presenting professionally
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to be a team player
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Ability to take and supply constructive feedback 
  • Excellent understanding of Risk Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Managing Aggressive Behaviors, and Trauma Informed Care.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of consumer information
  • Strong professional boundaries.
  • Able to be responsible and work independently
  • Able to maintain flexibility and dependability in work schedule by working on-call day, evening, over night or weekend shifts based on the needs of the program.
  • Able to balance consumer need vs. documentation requirements for productivity, team coverage, and scheduling requirements while also allowing for triage of increased consumer risks and need, with consumers stabilizing and in crisis.   
  • Professionalism—the individual professionally interacts with employees and consumers and models a positive teamwork attitude regardless of crisis. 
  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully, and communicates professionally.
  • Triage—the individual is able to assess crisis needs within the team and within their caseload, to effectively prioritize and multitask one’s schedule based on resolving crisis needs for consumers.  
  • Leadership—the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well, accepts feedback from others, and takes lead in all tasks needed to promote program cohesiveness. 
  • Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality services and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Salary Range

$23.08 – $28.85 – $34.62

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (Some flexibility required)

How to Apply

Please submit resume or completed application to:

Human Resources

5401 SW 7th St.

Topeka, KS 66606

OR

Apply Online

Phone: (785) 273-2252

Fax: (785) 273-7489
Email: apply@valeotopeka.org

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