Forensic Crisis Response Team Counselor
Apr. 8 2024

Forensic Crisis Response Team Counselor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job description

Forensic Crisis Response Team Counselor Floater: Utica Police Department, Herkimer Police Department and Oneida County Sherriff.

FULL-TIME POSITION with an excellent benefits package

$2000 SIGN ON BONUS!! We are looking for a committed and caring person to join a supportive and dedicated team of professionals providing crucial services to our communities.

Basic Work Schedule is: 8:30am-4:30pm; Monday thru’ Friday with some flexibility required as necessary.

JOB DESCRIPTION:The Crisis Response Team Counselor responds in conjunction with a select law enforcement agency to community mental health police requests, community crisis response requests and provides intensive assessment, linkage and follow up of individuals identified to be in acute psychiatric distress in various locations throughout the community. Further, s/he/they is responsible for periodic outreaches and follow-ups with clients and referring them to appropriate agencies for needed services and for assessing and intervening with individuals in crisis. S/he/they is expected to perform job functions with a degree of independence, and is expected to assist in the management of day-to-day service operation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provides short-term crisis intervention telephonically or in person for children and adults in the community and virtually including comprehensive crisis assessment and suicide/homicide lethality.
  • Conduct scheduled and unscheduled outreaches and follow-ups with clients identified as experiencing frequent mental health crises, involuntary hospitalizations, and/or a criminal behavior history.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of client/ agency contacts in accordance with program policy and procedure manual.
  • Attend and actively participates in all required training, staff meetings, case conferences, and community meetings as required by agency administration and program needs.
  • Engages in supervision on a regular basis.
  • Provides educational/ marketing /training presentations to the community, as assigned by the Program Coordinator.
  • Assists and advise law enforcement and other agencies in handling mental health related crisis.
  • Engages in agency/program projects or work groups as assigned by the Program Coordinator.
  • May provide support/supervision to unlicensed staff.
  • Secures and maintains all necessary certification and professional licensing as dictated by profession and required qualifications.
  • Makes recommendation and assists in facilitation the appropriate level of treatment/services/supports.
  • Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to The Neighborhood Center, Inc.’s policy and procedures and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement.
  • Maintains a valid New York State driver’s license and have access to a viable vehicle.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health, Forensics or Human Services and three (3) years of experience in the provision of mental health services and/or jail diversion.

OR

  • A Master’s Degree in Mental Health, Forensics or Human Services and two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services and/or jail diversion.

OR

  • A Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services.

OR

  • A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services.

OR

  • A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the “R” credential (LCSW-R) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services.

OR

  • A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services.

OR

  • A Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services.

EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Experience:

  • provision of mental health services: 2 years (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW-R or LCSW (Required)

Job Type: Full-time

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