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Crisis Response Specialist (DCR II )

Company: Frontier Behavioral Health
Location: Spokane
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Frontier Behavioral Health's presence in Spokane is more than 100 years strong, allowing our non-profit organization to understand the varied needs of our clients and the larger community. Our programs are designed to provide evidence-based treatment to adults, youth and seniors who are dealing with a wide range of behavioral health issues. As a Trauma-Informed Care Organization, we firmly believe in recovery and that our clients can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to assist them in their journey. If you want to have a positive impact in the lives of others come join us!This position is a Crisis Response Specialist I which is a training position for the DCR II tract. Under the supervision of a DCR the CRS I provide telephone and mobile outreach crisis intervention and evaluation services for youth, adults and families in a behavioral health crisis. The CRS I conducts telephone and face-to-face assessments with or on behalf of individuals whose health or safety is in danger because of a mental health or substance use condition, collaborates with individuals, family, and community partners to develop and implements "viable less restrictive alternatives to hospitalization" in situations where appropriate or assist with facilitation of inpatient treatment. In partnership, and under the supervision of a Designated Crisis Responder (DCR), perform responsibilities/functions required by the Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA).This Crisis Response position is on track for a Designated Crisis Responder II (DCR II) This work will be performed out in the community. BASE PAY: $57,780.00. Once DCR Certification is obtained - base pay increases to $63,318.52 plus applicable shift differential. SHIFTS AVAILABLE: Shift differential will be added to base pay and varies dependent upon shift. Wednesday-Saturday - 7AM-5:30PM (1 opening) Wednesday-Saturday - 9PM-7:30AM (1 opening) Sunday-Wednesday - 7AM-5:30PM (3 openings) Sunday- Wednesday - 12PM-10:30PM (1 opening) ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes but are not limited to the following. Conduct telephone assessments and triage referrals as needed. Respond to complex crisis situation and conduct face-to face assessments to make determination-of-need decisions, utilizing advanced assessment skills and FBH standard risk assessments. In collaboration with clients and their support relationships develop, stabilization and safety plans. Complete comprehensive documentation which supports the safety plan as indicated. Possess an in-depth knowledge of community resources and ability to access resources to support and address client needs. Follow up on referrals made regarding at risk/high risk persons to ensure stabilization and/or services obtained. Provide education to FBH staff and the community regarding crisis intervention, the Involuntary Treatment Act and how to access FBH's crisis team. Under the supervision of a DCR, complete investigations for involuntary treatment, including completion of legal petition paperwork. Maintain working relationships with the courts, attorneys, private psychiatrists, police and sheriff's deputies, jail staff, clinical and administrative persons at inpatient psychiatric facilities throughout the state, staff of other agencies, advocate and consumer groups and citizens. Participate in Peer Review, supervision, in-center educational and administrative meetings as directed. Maintain client records and all other required documentation in a timely and confidential manner, in accordance with agency policies and practices. Provide mobile crisis outreach to all locations in Spokane County._ QUALIFIED CANDIDATE WILL HAVE: _ REQUIRED: 1. Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field from accredited college or university or RN licensed in the state of Washington.2. Must apply for Agency Affiliation within 30 days of hire.3. Within 6 months of hire must obtain Designated Crisis Responder designation in accordance with RCW 71.05.760. 4. Ability to obtain a Mental Health Professional (MHP) per WAC within 6 months of hire. Requirements for an MHP: A psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse or social worker as defined in chapters 71.05 and 71.34 RCW; A person who is licensed or qualifies for licensure by the department of health as a mental health counselor, mental health counselor associate, marriage and family therapist, or marriage and family therapist associate or who possesses a Washington State associate license; A person with a master's degree or further advanced degree in counseling or one of the social sciences from an accredited college or university. Such person shall have, in addition, at least two years of experience in direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional such experience gained under the supervision of a mental health professional). PREFERRED: Two years of experience serving individuals with behavioral health needs preferred._ WHY CHOOSE FRONTIER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH? _ At Frontier Behavioral Health, we value our employees and recognize the importance of EVERY employee's contribution to our mission. Our behavioral health services make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve and contribute to the health, safety, and quality of life for everyone in Spokane County. At FBH we have a variety of client services, including outpatient, inpatient, community outreach, crisis services, partnerships with schools, law enforcement and more. Our evidence-based, culturally appropriate, trauma informed behavioral health services address the diverse needs of those we serve._ WE BELIEVE IN WORK LIFE BALANCE: _ Paid Time Off - Employees accrue up to 26 days of PTO in the first year of employment! Plus 9 Paid Federal Holidays! Sick Leave - Extended Sick Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Time. Some positions qualify for a Compressed Workweek option resulting in up to additional 26 days off per year._ OUR BENEFITS AND PERKS ARE AMAZING! _ BENEFITS: Medical, Dental and Vision Retirement - We offer an impressive 403b plan including standard 3% employer contribution plus an additional 3% employer match. Flexible Spending Accounts Life Insurance - Company paid coverage that starts the first of the month following 6 months from your date of hire. PERKS: Signing Bonus! Federal and State Loan Forgiveness Program for qualifying Programs. Reimbursement of License/Certification application fee that is required for the position. No-cost licensure supervision for those pursuing clinical licensure. Free Employee Assistance Program Staff Discounts at various FBH partners throughout Spokane!_Benefits described above are based on employees who hold .5 FTE positions or greater and/or some benefits vary based on FTE._Job Type: Full-timePay: $57,780.00 per yearBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Employee discount Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceWork Location: One location

Keywords: Frontier Behavioral Health, Spokane , Crisis Response Specialist (DCR II ), Other , Spokane, Washington

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