Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description:

Division:Eskenazi Health


Req ID:9329

Schedule:Full Time

Shift:Varied (Days/Evenings)

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, Indiana's first community mental health center, provides comprehensive care for emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. The Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Centeroffers both inpatient and outpatient services, including several outreach centers as well as clinic- and community-based services.

FLSA Status


Job Role Summary

The Crisis Specialist-IMPD Outreach works in partnership with IMPD to meet specific program goals outlined by Indianapolis Public Safety and Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with IMPD to meet specific program goals outlined by Indianapolis Public Safety and Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center

  • Follow up with Immediate Detentions to ensure clients link with treatment

  • Respond to referrals from street officers, detectives, narcotic & vice officers, Crime Watch, and community liaisons

  • Follow up with individuals given Naloxone by IMPD officers, and offer treatment linkage

  • Participate with IMPD narcotic/heroin training offered to schools and community groups

  • Assist officers with crisis intervention, mediation, and referral

  • Work with Public Safety personnel, (police, fire, and ambulance), to accomplish goals of targeted community projects

  • Foster and build relationships with community services, agencies, and neighborhood resources

  • Periodic attendance at Crime Watch meetings to provide information about mental health & addiction treatment services

  • Foster professional growth for IMPD and other Public Safety personnel, by providing consulting, educational services, and written resources

  • Collaborate with IMPD Homeless Outreach Officers with visits to homeless camps/sites, to establish relationship with homeless individuals, engage them in treatment, and make housing referral

  • Provide quick & accurate on-site clinical assessments of mental health & substance abuse conditions

  • Conduct safety screening for suicide and homicide, to assess need for development of a safety plan and/or acute psychiatric care

  • In partnership with clients, assess environmental & psychosocial needs, and assist them to develop a care plan and goals

  • Offer brief, targeted interventions which promote client resilience, wellness, and independence

  • Provide daily living skills education when appropriate

  • Assist clients to identify and build natural support systems

  • Assist clients to identify & overcome barriers to services, then link with community resources and treatment

  • Provide time-limited case management until client is fully linked with needed services

  • Maintain appropriate documentation in multiple computer systems, to ensure communication and continuity of care with primary care, psychiatric, and medical providers

  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings and training sessions to enhance team performance

Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in Human Services field (LMHC, LMFT, LCSW) license required

  • Experience of 3-5 years in an acute mental health setting, working with individuals having persistent severe mental illness

  • Experience of providing compassionate care to under-served and vulnerable populations

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of growth & development milestones over the life span, and ability to provide age-appropriate care

  • Cultural competency

  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting

  • Ability to quickly engage clients in a therapeutic relationship

  • Proficiency in the identification & treatment of mental and addiction disorders, within a strength-based framework

  • Ability to gather, interpret, and analyze client data

  • Knowledge and skills in trauma informed care and motivational interviewing

  • Strong interpersonal skills /ability to communicate clearly and concisely in verbal and written communication

  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients and their families, and in partnership with treatment team

  • Training in the use and side effects of psycho-pharmacology

  • Ability to provide case presentations to medical and psychiatric staff

  • Knowledge of local resources and how to link clients with services

  • Familiarity with models for community policing

  • Understand law enforcement culture with its procedures and general orders

  • Familiarity with CIT training

  • Knowledge of Indiana mental health statutes, especially Immediate Detentions and Emergency Detentions

  • Teaching and public speaking abilities

  • Sufficient computer literacy to utilize various documentation platforms

  • CPR, CPI, and basic first aid

  • NIMS training 100 and 200 levels

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center's primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addiction as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Patients of all ages are welcomed, from children to seniors, with a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based and family- and community-centered treatment utilizing the Recovery Model of treatment.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis