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Clinician/Social Worker, Mobile Crisis

Company: Northern Rivers Family of Services
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Mobile Crisis ClinicianEvening schedule (3-11pm)Starting salary of $65,000 and Sign-on Bonus of $2,500!Relocation Package available within New York State!A nationwide survey in 2019 found 20.78% of adults were experiencing a mental illness That is equivalent to over 50 million Americans. Our Mobile Crisis program at Northern Rivers Family of Services covers six counties in the Capital/Adirondack Region - meaning WE are the emergency services for mental health in our community.Our Mobile Crisis Program needs Clinicians who enjoy crisis and intervention work, or are wanting to get involved and learn with a trauma informed agency and a dedicated Clinician team that is peer based in service and will train those with the drive and desire to use their clinical skills to help their community receive the mental health services it needs.What a Mobile Crisis Clinician can expect at Northern Rivers:Provide rapid response and short-term crisis assessment/intervention to adults, children, adolescents, and families, who are in crisis by phone and on-site within the community, wherever the individual is experiencing the crisis.Participate in an acute care hospital emergency room/behavioral health services rotation system designed to facilitate and strengthen community-based crisis intervention services.Conduct risk assessments, mental status examinations, and substance abuse screening.Analyze information to identify action plan, including crisis stabilization plan, safety and crisis prevention plans and plan for follow-up. Consult with team and supervisor as appropriate.Coordinate with community based therapeutic resources and agencies for collateral input and follow-up care, including referrals for substance abuse assessment and treatment.Cultivate our continued partnerships with police agencies as secondary support for the Mobile Crisis program in their role as initial responders to mental health crisis calls.Six months of hands on, peer-based learning with fellow team Clinicians, along with de-escalation techniques and safety procedures for the health of not only our clients, but our team members.Work in a variety of settings, including clients' homes and other community locations where there may be pets, cigarette smoke, etc.Be included in rotation of schedule to provide coverage during holidays and other team members' vacations, as well as one weekend every four weeks in rotation with team.Your experience and qualifications:Candidates with their LMSW, LMHC, LCSW, LCSW-R, MSW-LP or MHC-LP licensure, must be license eligible and willing to apply for a limited permit in discipline upon hire.Requires a Masters' degree in related field.Willing to pass and obtain licensure within 6 months of hireMust possess a valid NYS Driver's License and be willing/able to drive to clients' homes and communities under a variety of circumstances and weather conditions.Benefits you'll love: Health care package: medical, dental, and vision! Tuition reimbursement Paid time off Holiday Pay 401 (K) Plan Life Insurance Loan repayment assistance Free training/CEU opportunities Leaving an indisputable imprint within the community and much more!If you want a rewarding career where you make a positive impact on children and their families, we want to talk to you! At Northern Rivers Family of Services, we work together to make a difference in our client's lives while also strengthening our community.We are a family of human service agencies united in our passion to helping children, families, and adults reach their potential. Northern Rivers coordinates the quality of care, depth of programs, and combined size and passion for the mission to provide care for more than 18,000 people each year in 41 counties throughout New York State. If you've got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services!Our employees receive generous paid time off, an expansive health care package, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment assistance, free training/CEU opportunities, and much more!Apply today to become part of our team!Northern Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We cherish the unique contributions of our diverse staff, and are building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do the meaningful work here at Northern Rivers!

Keywords: Northern Rivers Family of Services, Schenectady , Clinician/Social Worker, Mobile Crisis, Healthcare , Schenectady, New York

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