Licensed Clinician / Mental Health Counselor ( LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LAPC )
Company: Behavioral Health Link
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Description: *Seeking to Hire Full time, Part time and
Contract/On Call clinicians (varying needs by location) in the
following locations surrounding Savannah: Brunswick, Dublin,
Hinesville, Statesboro, Vidalia, Waycross Areas *Various Shifts
Available* *Full Benefits* Mileage Reimbursement* Mission/Role:
Serve as clinical lead in providing community-based, face-to-face
clinical assessment, rapid response to children and adults with
behavioral health conditions, intellectual/developmental
disabilities, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in an active
state of crisis. This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. MCRS is provided in community settings including, but not
limited to: homes, residential settings, other treatment/support
settings, schools, hospital emergency departments, jails, and
social service settings. Daily driving is required, and employees
must provide their own transportation. Responsibilities: Serve as
lead in MCRS response providing clinical expertise to MCRS
Ensure that Individuals provide informed consent when possible or
that clinical rationale is clear if such consent is not
Assess immediate needs of Individuals in crisis. This includes
determining the level of risk and consideration of all available
risk factors and resources that may contribute positively or
negatively to the Individual's crisis and their ability to develop
and follow a safety plan or other plan of care.
Consider all available natural supports and resources in order to
develop an effective and practical intervention plan for
Individuals in crisis.
Assist in deescalating crisis situations through the provision of
support to the individual.
Assist the Individual and, when present, family/caregivers in
identifying precursors to the crisis and potential solutions to
resolve the crisis within the setting.
Assist the Individual and, when present, family/caregivers in
developing a safety plan that provides strategies that can be used
in the event of future crises.
Identify and, when possible, link the individual to needed
community resources, including medical, psychiatric, autism, and
other services, including but not limited to DBHDD services
required to meet immediate and/or ongoing needs.
Explore existing crisis or behavior plans (including WRAP). Provide
feedback about how the plan may be incorporated into self-care or
encourage follow-up with provider to revise the plan.
Assess when immediate safety needs of the individual require
referral to a higher level of care than is available through mobile
crisis services and facilitate the referral.
Initiate 1013/2013 as needed.
Arrange for transportation to emergency and crisis facilities (ERs,
CSUs, BHCCs, IDD/ASD-specific IDD crisis homes) when indicated
based upon the needs of the Individual.
Provide brief behavioral health and/or intellectual and
developmental disability interventions focused on de-escalation and
linkage to appropriate level of care.
Complete appropriate and required documentation.
To support service linkage, follow-up as needed in accordance with
established guidelines and standards.
Communicate and coordinate care with other team members, ensuring
the safety of the team, Individuals, and the general public.
Support an interdisciplinary approach to crisis intervention that
considers perspectives of others on the team.
Escalate concerns to supervisor or other MCRS leadership when
unable to resolve situations effectively and independently.
Respond to dispatches and arrive on site in compliance with
Maintain current and unrestricted clinical license in the state of
Georgia and adhere to the professional Code of Ethics.
In accordance with BHL Safe Driving policy (HR 34), maintain a
valid and unrestricted driver's license. Salary $54,000-$57,000
annual base. Requirements: Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
--- Minimum one to two years' clinical experience. --- Experience
in assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization skills and
familiarity with the mental health, addictive disease, and
Intellectual or Developmental disability service delivery system is
preferred. Education & Credentials: Master's degree from an
accredited school with a valid license in the state of Georgia as
an LCSW, LMFT, or an LPC (must be legally authorized with the
ability to complete form 1013 or 2013). Some other licenses may be
granted a waiver from DBHDD to work this position. These licenses
include RN, LAPC, LAMFT, and LMSW. DBHDD waivers are granted on a
case-by-case basis specific to individual staff members, and they
are temporary exceptions to contract language. Staff with one of
these licenses working under a waiver agreement will be reassigned
to a Second Responder position at any time the waiver agreement
expires and is not renewed. Travel Requirements: --- This is a 100%
mobile response position that requires a valid, unrestricted
driver's license. --- First responders must be able to drive in a
car for the duration of their assigned shift, if necessary. ---
First responders must be able to drive at any time of day or night,
and do so safely and without restriction for length, duration or
condition of the drive. --- At times, driving in heavy traffic or
other adverse weather conditions may be required. Physical
Requirements: This job requires employees to respond to mobile
dispatches throughout the shift, via their own personal vehicle.
The position requires frequent in person interaction. The ability
to stand, walk, drive, speak and move freely are required. The
position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers
- including virtual meeting software and various communications
applications and smart phones. Bending, lifting, and manipulating
objects up to 25 lbs. may be occasionally required. Ability to
drive, stand, or walk for up to 8+ hours a day outdoors is
required. Behavioral Health Link Equal Opportunity Statement:
Behavioral Health Link maintains a work environment free from
discrimination, one where employees are treated with dignity and
respect. All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling
BHL's commitment to equal employment opportunity. We are an equal
opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for
employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or
medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic
information, marital status, medical condition, national origin,
physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected
veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual
orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
laws, regulations and ordinances. We adhere to these principles in
all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training,
compensation, promotion, benefits, social and recreational
programs, and discipline. Behavioral Health Link is a drug free
workplace every employee will be required to do drug screening.
Keywords: Behavioral Health Link, Savannah , Licensed Clinician / Mental Health Counselor ( LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LAPC ), Healthcare , Savannah, Georgia
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