Crisis Response Clinician
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Post Date: Nov 05, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 11/5/2020
Salary: 85000-90000
Location: US - California - San Francisco
Job Reference: 3516
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The Behavioral Health Clinician position in the Street Crisis Response Team (SCRT) is part of a co-responder model responding to triaged 911 calls for non-violent, behavioral health issues on the streets of San Francisco, as an alternative to police response. This crucial role will help coordinate the behavioral health assessment and crisis response for those in psychiatric and substance-induced distress outside in San Francisco. The SCRT aims to avoid harm to the individual in crisis by intervening in person-centered and trauma-informed ways to avoid further escalation and attend to the immediate needs of the person in crisis. This will be done by treating each person in crisis with the utmost dignity and respect, as well as an active participant in their own de-escalation process and reestablishment of personal safety. Work collaboratively in 12 hour shifts as part of a co-responder model team to address non-violent, behavioral health crisis calls triaged by the city’s 911 system, as an alternative to police response.
Provide culturally responsive, trauma-informed, gender-responsive, harm reduction, and person-centered mental health and substance use crisis assessment, intervention, de-escalation, and appropriate follow up as part of the SCRT.
Deftly assess for suicidality, homicidal intent, violence risk, grave disability, and substance use using appropriate measurements, including C-SRRS, SBI, Mini Mental Status Exam, and others.
Maintain strong working knowledge of DSM V diagnostic criteria, particularly for substance use, PTSD/Acute Stress, psychotic, panic, bipolar, mood, and personality disorders.
Obtain SFDPH 5150 Certification so that in situations that warrant it, initiate a 5150 psychiatric hold by properly assessing and documenting per SFDPH protocol, as well as waiting safely while calling and awaiting transport. Work with other team members and person in crisis in quickly accessing the needs of individuals experiencing mental health crisis in public settings; and to create a response plan in collaboration with the other SCRT members and person in crisis.
Complete all live and online trainings in timely manner to form strong foundation for clinical work.
Minimum two years of experience providing behavioral health services in a public health, community mental health, crisis services.
Must be able/willing to work outside during most of shifts, travel in van with others between crises, and physical move frequently during shift.
Must be able to travel to and from worksite and other locations with San Francisco.
Ability to work with and honor a highly diverse community served, as well as SCRT team members, while showing humility and openness. Willingly open to learn and understand different perspectives, as well us show self-awareness around race, gender, class, sexual orientation, lived experience, and other important attributes.
Licensed with California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology.
Bilingual in San Francisco threshold language.
Demonstrated knowledge of Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and other evidenced based practices such as crisis intervention and de-escalation.
Ability to obtain and maintain background clearance with successful discharge from probation or parole.
Experience with DSM V diagnostic criteria and risk assessment.
Experience establishing supportive relationships and working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Practice self-awareness and cultural humility as member of diverse team; be conscientious and sensitive to power and other interpersonal dynamics with other team members.
Demonstrate strong ability to remain calm and attentive during crises, as well as to work through several separate crises during a single shift.
Demonstrate a high level of resilience and self-care as part of maintaining wellness in a high crisis and first responder position. First AID/CPR certified.

Please attach scan or photo of BBS/BOP credentials to application and list three professional references on resume or cover letter. This is an urgent hire, candidates should be willing to start as early as November 30th if possible. Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal system background, and other potential barriers to economic self-sufficiency. Competency in use of Narcan for opioid overdose reversal.

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