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Therapist - Crisis Assessment

Company: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Job Description:

Why work at Bert Nash Center: Caring. Hope. Giving back. Do these words resonate with you? If so, please keep reading. Our goal at the Bert Nash Center is to build a healthier community by responding to needs and working to restore lives. We accomplish this by believing in our team. Each person that works for the Bert Nash Center contributes directly to the success of our clients, organization, and community. Our values of compassion, integrity, and equity reflect in everything we do. We want our team members to excel at work and thrive away from work. Because of this belief and our value for each of our team members, the Center offers the best benefits package possible at a very reasonable price. Our benefits program's flexibility recognizes diversity as it encourages each employee to design their own benefits plan based on their individual needs. The following information describes the fringe benefits available to employees working a weekly average of 20 hours or more. Your Benefit Choices include: Medical/Dental/Basic Vision Coverage Prescription Coverage Voluntary Vision Coverage Voluntary Accident Insurance Voluntary Cancer Policy Voluntary Short-Term Disability Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Holiday, Personal) Retirement (KPERS) 401k Direct Deposit Fitness Club Membership discounts What to expect: The primary responsibility of the Crisis Assessment Specialist is to complete a crisis assessment for Douglas County recipients that may be in need of admission to an acute care psychiatric hospital and anyone requesting admission to a state hospital. Some responsibilities include : Conduct crisis assessment interviews including a mental status assessment of suicidal/homicidal risk, and an evaluation of whether this individual meets the inpatient psychiatric admission criteria. Provide crisis counseling and determine, as a matter of course, whether the client would be appropriate for referral to outpatient care, or other services as an alternative to hospitalization. Conduct all Reform Hospital Assessments. Complete all paperwork and data entry associated with the screening and any other clinical work with the client. Conduct brief phone assessments to determine the level of acuity on incoming calls to the Access Center. Completing intake assessments, diagnosing/treatment plans and making appropriate referrals as indicated. Provide referrals and/or schedule intake appointments as appropriate. We want you: To be successful in the job, we are looking for a person with the following: Graduate from an accredited four-year college or university plus a master's degree from an accredited school of social work, psychology or nursing A minimum of two years' experience in a mental health outpatient setting (or similar setting) providing screening, psychiatric evaluation, crisis/emergency services and diagnoses Licensure from the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board in Kansas Excellent diagnostic, crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy skills Position Details: Exempt/Salaried Minimum starting salary $40,000.00 Contact Person: Aaron Newton EOE

Keywords: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence , Therapist - Crisis Assessment, Healthcare , Lawrence, Kansas

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