Clinician - Mobile Crisis at Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Bonus: $4,000 bonus- half at 3 months and half at 6 months for benefit eligible staff

Flexible Hours

Bay Cove Human Services' mission is to partner with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential. Bay Cove pursues this mission by providing individualized and compassionate services to people facing the challenges associated with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorders, and homelessness at more than 175 program sites throughout Greater Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Bay Cove Human Services is committed to ensuring the representation and participation of candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage all qualified individuals, particularly those from historically marginalized groups, to apply.

Job Summary:

The Mobile Crisis Intervention Clinician provides direct services to individuals in crisis through assessing each person's needs for services to develop a treatment plan that best ensures their safety and optimizes their effective resolution of the crisis. They facilitate the person's engagement or re-engagement in behavioral health services through referral to community based services that are consonant with the person's needs and preferences including as needed admission to acute treatment services. The MCI Clinician works as part of the Boston Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) that provides on site assessment and support, as well as mobile capacity to conduct assessments at the person's home, school, or agency in the Greater Boston area.

This position is non-exempt.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Completes assessments of adults who are in crisis in a comprehensive manner attending to their safety and needs.

  • Develops treatment plans with and for the person in crisis that utilize community based health, behavioral health, and social services that will ameliorate the presenting crisis.

  • Works with the person in crisis and their support network to fortify their strengths and coping skills to engagement or reengagement in needed services.

  • Facilitates admission to acute inpatient care on an as needed basis and provide brief treatment and support until requisite community services can be accessed in order to minimize reliance on acute inpatient services.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum requirement is a Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling or a related field with a minimum of 2 years' experience working in a mental health setting. Independently Licensed Clinicians are given preference

  • Demonstrated assessment and treatment skills and experience in the provision of emergency services preferred, including ability to de-escalate crises in a manner that ensures safety for all involved and provides for the best care and welfare of the person in crisis. Comfort with determining the person's needs for services, referring them to the appropriate resource(s), and facilitating the person's engagement in these services.

  • Experience with the evaluation process, including presenting problems, social, family, psychiatric, legal, and medical history preferred. Capacity to effectively assess mental status, formulate a plan, and develop and implement an appropriate disposition for all clients is required.

  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply, pay differential offered for candidates with fluency in certain essential languages.

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