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Emergency Services Mobile Crisis Clinician

Center for Life Management

The Center for Life Management is a non-profit community mental health organization that has been serving the people and communities of Southern New Hampshire for 50 years.

As a provider of behavioral and mental health services, we are an organization that cares about and for people. We are dedicated to helping people achieve their optimal mental health and overall well-being, helping them maximize family and other important relationships in their lives, and providing supportive services to help them be as healthy, successful and productive as possible in their daily lives.


Summary Statement

Center for Life Management is looking for a full-time Clinician to join our Mobile Crisis Response Team this is a 3 day a week position with scheduled 12 hours shifts, to include one overnight 8p-8a shift. The Clinician works with a team of professionals, including first responders, healthcare providers, and community-based agencies, to stabilize a psychiatric crisis, avoid hospitalization and/or incarceration, and initiate immediate community-based treatment. The Clinician performs evaluations in homes, hospitals, community and mobile-based milieus. The Clinician applies differential diagnostic skills, provides telephone triage, mental status assessments, collateral contacts with family supports, extended evaluations, resource screenings, referrals for psychiatric consults, and assessments for appropriate disposition.

Requirements:

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong psychosocial assessment skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and motivated with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with professionals and clients/families
  • Ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
  • Must have proficient computer skills.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task.
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a dynamic team.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree;
  • A licensed clinician or eligible for licensure in the State of New Hampshire (preferred);
  • Minimum of two years mental health experience
  • Crisis intervention experience/training/education (preferred).

Office Based Training Expectations

  • Total hours of training are based on skill level, performance, and technical capabilities.

 Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The majority of the work takes place both in the community and an office setting; manual dexterity is needed to use computers and standard office equipment.  The ability to sit for extended periods of time is required.  Background check will be required.  A clean driving record, proof of auto insurance and reliable transportation is required, as part of the work is completed in the community.

Responsibilities:

Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties

  • Provides emergency crisis evaluations and all related service delivery requirements for youth, adult and geriatric populations in multiple settings, including alliance vendor hospitals, our clinic, community-based settings in the region and/or on-site.
  • Provides assessment, treatment interventions and short-term crisis counseling and case management.
  • Manages the acute phase of clients presenting in behavioral health crisis; assess, triage and refer clients to the appropriate services.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships with hospital-based staff and other providers in order to effectively serve all clients in crisis.
  • Maintains current working knowledge and use of all related, internal and external resources, policies, procedures, regulatory and compliance requirements necessary to effectively serve clients with quality care in multiple settings and with ever changing program needs.
  • Answers telephone as needed and provides timely, appropriate assessment and determines next steps in support for clients with behavioral health needs.
  • Willingness to transport clients as needed;
  • Execute all required services and documentation in accordance with agency policies and federal and state standards;
  • Represents CLM in a professional and appropriate manner in the community;
  • The management of crisis calls as a component of this position;
  • Perform any additional duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Ensures that services provided comply with all federal and state regulatory standards and statutes.
  • Adheres to the Center’s Code of Ethics;
  • Maintains professional memberships, licenses, accreditations and certifications. 
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to careers@clmnh.org

Center for Life Management is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary Range:

TBD

Job Location:

Derry

Date Added: May 27, 2021

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