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On-Call Designated Crisis Responder

Company: Kitsap Mental Health Services
Location: Bremerton
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details
Almira Main Campus - Bremerton, WA
On Call
$29.58 - $36.97 Hourly
Road Warrior
On-Call Designated Crisis Responder - Crisis Response Team

As a Designated Crisis Responder, you will provide prompt and focused expert response to persons in crisis in a compassionate and efficient manner in keeping with State and SBHO mandated crisis services, including DCR duties. Provide immediate crisis resolutions with emphasis on the goal of stabilizing the crisis in the least restrictive way, facilitating access to mental health and substance use disorder services, performing clinical assessments and legal investigations and evaluations for involuntary detention to psychiatric and substance use disorder facilities.

  • Provide crisis outreach services throughout Kitsap County working within a collaborative and supportive team environment with assignments requiring solo outreaches for hospital/jail assessments and outreaches for community crisis interventions and assessments.
  • Maintain the respect and dignity of each client, the clients personal supports, and community professionals, emphasizing special population concerns.
  • Represent the agency and the profession in a manner that is a courteous, helpful, ethical, thorough, highly skilled collaboration with individuals, community, intra- and interagency contacts.
  • Display effective skills in case investigation, evaluation of facts, witnesses and clients, management of the interview, crisis management, the integration of facts found, and decisive decision making that leads to a safe and secure disposition.
  • Function as a DCR consistent with the Involuntary Treatment Act of Washington State (RCW 71.05 and 71.34) and the DCR Protocols.
Performs other duties as assigned to support the Crisis Response team and agency.
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time and Part Time positions along with professional advancement available
  • Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling/Psychology, or a related field required.
  • Two years experience working in providing direct treatment services or meet the definition of a Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-877-0500.
  • Requires valid drivers license with acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation while doing work-related driving. 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing. 
  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package
  • Work/life balance
  • The opportunity to make a positive difference!

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.

Please be sure to check out other Therapist, Social Worker, Mental Health Professional, Counselor, Psychology, and  Behavioral Health Clinician roles with KMHS as well.

Keywords: Kitsap Mental Health Services, Seattle , On-Call Designated Crisis Responder, Other , Bremerton, Washington

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