Intercept Health
  • Roanoke, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Summary: The Crisis Support Specialist I will provide direct counseling and treatment interventions to children, youth, and adults who are in psychiatric crisis, to intervene and stabilize behaviors in efforts to prevent hospitalization and loss of placement.

Education: A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, etc.). Must be certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Health Professions as a Qualified Mental Health Professional - Child (QMHP-C) or a QMHP-Trainee.

Experience: At least 1 year of clinical experience working with youth and/or adults who have a mental health diagnosis preferred.

Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

CRISIS ONE

  • Provide treatment interventions for clients enrolled in crisis stabilization services.
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with clients that will encourage response in treatment interventions.
  • Provide intensive 1:1 therapeutic and behavioral support services to clients experiencing a crisis jeopardizing their current placement.
  • Interact with all clients in accordance with the individual service plan and the therapeutic process.
  • Coordinate closely with other staff and community service providers through service coordinator to ensure the appropriateness of treatment modalities and services being provided.
  • Assess, evaluate and monitor the safety of the client and others at all times. Notify Supervisor of any significant client medical complaint(s), unusual events, accidents, medical problems, property damage or maintenance concern, etc.
  • Provide brief assessment to high risk clients and trigger next step referrals when necessary.
  • Participate in initial and ongoing staff training and/or seminar presentations as requested.
  • Provide 24-hour emergency response as needed.
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