The Crisis Clinician is responsible for conducting multiaxial diagnostic assessments and providing short term intervention as needed for CHOICES shelter residents and responds to mental health crises resulting from recent traumatic experience. Ability to assess for internal and environmental strengths and resources, behavioral health needs including AOD level of care, development of initial treatment plan and coordination and linkage with appropriate in house case managers and intervention groups. The Crisis Clinician will develop peer support and domestic violence education groups using best practice models, for community members and shelter residents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct comprehensive multi-axial diagnostic assessments with assigned and appropriate clients entering CHOICES shelter.
Determine behavior health needs including AOD level of care
Coordinate and link clients with appropriate in-house case manager and intervention groups
Develop initial treatment plan based on diagnosis, strengths and needs.
Provide short term therapeutic intervention as needed
Maintain complete and accurate documentation related to the assessment including client questionnaires, Diagnostic Assessment, Lethality Assessment, Mental Status Exam, Admission Verification for Outpatient Level of Care, Initial Treatment Plan, Case Notes and others as deemed necessary. Ensure that all documentation meets CARF Accreditation Standards for clinical competency.
Provide crisis intervention for adult shelter residents using a trauma informed approach. Provide de-escalation and immediate intervention to stabilize the resident and plan for ongoing treatment needs. Initiate short term treatment as needed.
Ongoing assessment of the shelter environment for potential to re-traumatize residents and suggest methods to remediate.
Facilitate group meetings in shelter and in the community
Promote community-based groups to increase awareness of service
Track required data for group participants and report to supervisor on a monthly basis
Provide group case notes for all shelter clients.
Create a trauma informed, emotionally safe environment in all group settings.
Participate in weekly case review to coordinate mental health & substance use treatment needs.
Maintain clear and precise data and case notes, including timely submission of weekly CQI reports and careful documentation of all client interactions.
Actively participate in weekly continuous quality improvement meetings, working with colleagues toward positive client outcomes.
Supervise and direct student interns to enhance their educational experience by providing quality field instruction
Contribute to an atmosphere of safety, sanctuary, dignity, support and resource through adherence to the Lutheran Social Services Code of Ethics and Confidentiality Agreements.
Assist with crisis intervention and de-escalation by providing leadership, and by modeling professional and calm problem-solving behavior for clients, colleagues and the community.
Perform other duties as required.
* Student Interns
* Masters degree in Social Work, experience conducting diagnostic assessments and groups, preferred. LSW required.
* LISW preferred.
* Minimum two years working in a social service setting required
* Experience working with trauma survivors, behavioral health or related services strongly preferred
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
* Dedication to excellent customer service, dignity and respect
* Strong oral and written skills
* Attention to detail
* Strong time-management skills
* Commitment to and aptitude for working in a team environment
* Ability to lift 25 pounds
Valid Ohio driver's license, access to reliable insured transportation and ability to meet LSS insurance standards required
LSSCO is an EOE. M/D/V/F