• 47 Broad Avenue Binghamton, NY 13904

  • Phone (607) 771-8888

  • Fax (607) 771-8892

Mobile Crisis Intervention Specialist-Evening Shift

Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier

OVERVIEW:

A licensed mental health professional that delivers community based mental health assessments and crisis de-escalation with an emphasis on reducing unnecessary hospital-based crisis service utilization in Broome County

QUALIFICATIONS:

· MUST possess a current NYS license to provide clinical mental health services (LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, MD or PhD)

· Work experience of at least 2 years post license required (6 years post license experienced if seeking 9.45 designation)

· Experience working in behavioral health (to include both mental health and substance use) desired

· Experience working with youth (up to the age of 21) is preferred

· Ability to competently assess level of risk of harm to self or others

· Ability to respond to crises as they unfold in Broome County to include home visits/assessments

· Ability to de-escalate a wide-range of crisis situations in a variety of community settings

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Comfortable working with local law enforcement and community providers in a crisis situation

· Familiarity with Medicaid documentation and compliance, preferred

· Familiarity with the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations

· A valid NYS Driver’s license and driving record acceptable under the Agency’s insurance carrier

· Access to a reliable, registered and insured vehicle

· Must pass a background check to the satisfaction of the NYS Justice Center

· Must not be on the NYS Medicaid Exclusion List

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Provide mobile crisis services for community members experiencing an episode of psychiatric crisis, or who are otherwise behaviorally unstable; who may potentially be referred to a hospital Emergency Department, but who are instead diverted to more appropriate crisis stabilization services

· Provide follow-up care to community members following provision of mobile crisis stabilization services

· Use of EHR or other IT platforms to share health information among clinical partners, including direct exchange (secure messaging), alerts and patient record look up

· Responsible for meeting any requirements (including continuing education) required to maintain NYS mental health licensure

· Individuals in this role will have access to Protected Health Information (PHI) as part of their job duties:

o Access is only allowed on a “need to know” basis to perform the necessary job duties in this role

o Access to the PHI of individuals being served outside of this program is restricted (via the electronic medical record system)

o Access to, use of, and disclosure of PHI is to be done in compliance with the agency’s HIPAA policy manual

· This position will travel regularly throughout Broome County, so a significant number of work hours may be spent providing services directly in the community. This position requires the ability to navigate physical space to include stairs. The position works collaboratively with multiple community partners

Reports to: Mobile Crisis Team Leader

Status: FT; non-exempt

Salary: TBD, based on experience

Schedule: Can include day, evening and some weekend hours – based on program needs and the specific position hired for

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