515 Third Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
Crisis Outreach Worker (2488) Days Off: Not yet determined Pay Range: 37713-42471 annually Join the team at the front lines of crisis diversion. We are working to stop the trend of criminalizing mental illness, and make sure individuals in mental health crisis get the help they need. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • In response to and cooperation with first responders and other referents, perform timely outreach services to individuals needing crisis intervention services, assessment, referral and linkage to needed services. • As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, provide multi-axial assessments, chemical dependency assessments, crisis intervention, stabilization and meaningful engagement for adults referred to MCT; in the field and at times at the Crisis Diversion Facility. • Establish and implement a plan to successfully engage clients in relevant services and other resources. • As needed, provide follow-up services aimed at establishing linkage to services for program participants. • Complete all data collection and documentation required of the MCT Project and DESC. • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with programs providing services for the population served. • Comply with applicable program research and evaluation procedures. • Comply with the all agency policies and procedures, and relevant titles of the Washington Administrative Code and Revised Code of Washington. • Advocate for clients' access to community resources and services, ensuring that clients' needs are met and rights maintained; consult and collaborate with community providers to ensure continuity of care. • Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for clients on caseload. • Participate in verbal de-escalation and supportive restraints in emergent situations and be able and willing to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe, secure environment. • Provide building security as needed. • Maintain strong connections to Jackson Place neighborhood and assure full compliance with procedures and protocols aimed at maintaining the safety and security of the neighborhood. • Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Current Washington Department of Health minimum credential as an Agency Affiliated Counselor in good standing. • Bachelors degree from an Accredited College or University (FOR BACHELOR's LEVEL POSITIONS). • Two years full time work in outpatient or inpatient mental health treatment with seriously or severely mentally ill individuals. Case management or equivalent level of responsibility (FOR BACHELOR's LEVEL POSITIONS). • Master's degree in a social work, psychology or other relevant behavioral science or Bachelor of Nursing degree with specialty in mental health, from an accredited college or university (FOR MASTER's LEVEL POSITIONS). • Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check • Experience and skills in working with mentally ill individuals who are difficult to engage and may resist services. • Familiar with Recovery Principles, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Intensive Case Management, Illness Management, Trauma-Informed Treatment, and relevant Evidenced based/Emerging best practices • Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. • Strong working knowledge of DSM IV (and its successor). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS For Bachelor's Level Positions: • Bilingual in Spanish/English (fluent). • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as social work or psychology. • Meet criteria as a Chemical Dependency Professional. For Master's Level Positions: • Licensed Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in State of Washington, preferred. • Bilingual in Spanish/English (fluent), preferred. • Bi-cultural background/experience and/or qualify as an Ethnic Minority, DD, or Geriatric Mental Health Specialist (per WAC 388-865-0150 definition), preferred. • Two years of experience providing crisis intervention services within the mental health and/or chemical dependency field, preferred. • Meet criteria as a Chemical Dependency Professional. DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hzqttpt2bp7fxky4 PI102608054
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