General Statement of Duties:
This crisis stabilization program is a short term, 7-bed intensive residential program staffed 24 hours a day to provide crisis services to individual with mental health and co-occurring disorders. Services provided include individual and group therapy. This position assists in coordinating services and/or resources needed by the resident during their stay and upon discharge from the facility. This position exercises independence in day-to-day decision-making, and it requires expertise in mental health treatment, diagnoses, intervention and assessment with adults whose needs may be difficult to meet. This position works with other crisis stabilization team members, family members, other caregivers, and community resources.
This position is classified Exempt under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Major Essential Functions:
- Provides intake assessments, individual, group, and family therapy sessions to residents of the crisis stabilization program.
- Leads at least one group therapy session per shift.
- Provides recommendations/suggestions in the development of treatment plans that address the needs of the resident’s treatment during enrollment and needed referrals and services upon discharge.
- Accurately completes administrative and other paperwork as required.
- Along with the CSU Supervisor and the Case Coordinator, develops individual treatment plans that address the needs of the consumer.
- Provides in put to CSU Supervisor and Case Coordinator in developing treatment resources pertinent to planning content for group and individual treatment.
- Works with CSU Supervisor and Case Coordinator to develop discharging planning and the linkage of the consumer to resources in the community.
- In conjunction with other program staff, provides general supervision of the CSU, and ensures that policies and procedures are followed.
- Provide positive behavior supports to residents. Responds to emergencies that occur and appropriately involves other providers, including other program staff, agency emergency services staff, emergency medical services, and law enforcement, as needed.
- Provides basic crisis intervention and de-escalation of client related situation utilizing trauma-informed interventions.
- Assists consumers, when necessary, with daily living tasks as needed, including general facility maintenance tasks, laundry, meal preparation, and transportation.
- Assures compliance with agency policy, client rights, confidentiality, licensure regulations and Medicaid regulations as applicable.
- Completes other tasks and duties as assigned by supervisor and/or other management staff.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques involved in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders individually and in a group setting.
- Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring treatment interventions both individually and in a group setting.
- Good diagnostic, evaluative, and crisis intervention skills.
- Clinical competence in managing suicidal consumers.
- Knowledge of trauma-informed treatment principles and how to utilize within a residential crisis stabilization unit.
- Ability to function calmly in stressful situations.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and with private and public agency personnel.
- The ability to work as part of a clinical treatment team is essential.
Minimum Education Experience:
- Master’s level in Human Services, licensed eligible. Licensure preferred.
- Mandt Training
- CPR Certification
- First Aid Certification
- AED Training
- Other Information:
Work Equipment: Telephone, PC, pager, TDD, AED, misc. household appliances (i.e. washer/dryer, stove, dishwasher)
Work Environment: Residential setting with normal lighting levels, temperature, air quality, ventilation and noise levels.
Work Location: 1353 N. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Work Hazards: Minimal hazards associated with a mental health treatment environment. Minimal hazards associated with human service residential environment including hazards associated with problem behaviors; behaviors and hazards associated with necessary use of medical procedures. Use of universal precautions required. Use of protective equipment recommended.
Work Schedule: Hours include both first and second shift on weekdays and weekends in order to provide support to residents based on their needs. Some flexibility is required in order to meet and respond to coverage needs and individual residents’ needs.