Crisis Counselor- with Police Partnership

CRISIS COUNSELOR II: Works in partnership with Utica Police Department

Join a dynamic team providing critical services to the community.

FULL-TIME POSITION with an excellent salary and benefits package is available in Oneida County with The Neighborhood Center, Inc.’s Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT). This position provides mobile crisis services to children and adults in partnership with the Utica Police Department in Oneida County, NY. The basic work schedule is Monday thru’ Friday; 1:00pm -9:00pm with some flexibility required; Worksite office is located is at the Utica Police Department in Utica, NY.

THIS POSITION QUALIFIES TO GAIN “SUPERVISION HOURS” TOWARD AN LCSW.

JOB DESCRIPTION: A Utica Police Department (UPD) Crisis Counselor II responds in conjunction with Utica Police Department 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 is responsible for following up with mental health crisis call request clients and referring clients to appropriate agencies for needed services and for assessing and intervening with individuals in crisis. S/he 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 as assigned.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Provides short-term crisis intervention and response to Utica Police Department mental health calls for children and adults in the community including comprehensive crisis assessment and suicide/homicide lethality
• Makes recommendations and assists in facilitating the appropriate level of treatment/services/supports.
• Provides intensive assessment, follow-up and linkage to children and youth admitted to the Adolescent Crisis Residence.
• Maintains accurate documentation of client/ agency contacts in accordance with program policy and procedure manual.
• Assumes on-call, and administrative back-up responsibilities consistent with program needs;
• Attends and actively participates in all required training, staff meetings and case conferences as required by agency administration.
• Engages in supervision on a regular basis.
• Provides educational/ marketing /training presentations to the community, as assigned by the Crisis Program Director.
• Assists law enforcement and other agencies in handling mental health related crises.
• Engages in agency/program projects or work groups as assigned by the Crisis Program Director.
• 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;
• Maintain a valid NY State driver’s license and have access to a viable vehicle;
• Secures and maintains all necessary certification and professional licensing as dictated by the profession and required qualifications.
• Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• A New York State Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with three (3) years of experience in the provision of mental health services; Preference for a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR
• A New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR
• A New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR
• A New York State Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services

OR
• A New York State Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D.) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services. EOE

To apply for this job email your resume to hr@neighborhoodctr.org