Now Hiring! Licensed Crisis Intervention Specialist
Schedule: Full time
Salary: $42 - $47/hour
About Us: Be Well OC is a leading organization that provides crisis response and compassionate care to individuals facing mental health, emotional, or psychological crises. Our transformative initiative brings together public, private, academic, and faith-based organizations to create a coordinated system of mental health care and support for all Orange County residents. Our mission is to make compassionate mental health care accessible to our community, making Orange County the happiest and healthiest community in the United States with a world-class mental health care system.
Under direct supervision of the Manager for the HOPE team, this position assumes responsibility for making behavioral health assessments of clients and provides crisis intervention to students on and around campus as directed by campus staff and police. The Licensed CIS will outreach on campus to students, campus facilities, programs and businesses that are focused on providing services to UCI students. This position follows a non-traditional schedule and as such, requires the ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays, seven days a week.
What You´ll Do:
Familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, the criminal justice system, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma.
Provide safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care.
Knowledge of de-escalation techniques and crisis communication.
Document and communicate interactions with clients within required databases.
Adhere to HIPAA policy and procedures.
Attend required department meetings and trainings.
What You´ll Need:
Current clinical license obtained through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences: LMFT, LCSW, LPCC.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Family Therapy, or other discipline in the human services field.
A minimum of 2 years post-graduation providing crisis intervention, behavioral health and/or substance use treatment services.
Knowledge of and experience providing evidenced based practices effective when serving a vulnerable homeless population including but not limited to, Motivational Interviewing, Critical Time Interventions, Harm Reduction, Housing First and Crisis and Suicide Assessment.
Valid California driver’s license and insurance.
Bilingual or multilingual; organization is interested in a variety language and dialects.
Basic knowledge medical and psychiatric terminology.
Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
Mind OC employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of employment.