The Crisis Response Clinician will play a crucial role in helping to 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. The Clinician role will be a 12-hour shift, three to four days per week with usually four days off in between. The Clinician is supervised by one of several Clinical Supervisors, who will also be available remotely by phone throughout all shifts worked by the Clinician.
This position is fulltime on-site with benefits. The hours for the overnight clinician role are 7pm-7am. Clinicians will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine upon hire.
Deftly assess for suicidality, homicidal intent, violence risk, grave disability, and substance use using appropriate measurements, including C-SRRS, Mini Mental Status Exam, and others.
Show competency in use of Narcan for opioid overdose reversal.
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.
Team Member Responsibilities:
Demonstrate strong ability to remain calm and attentive during crises, as well as to work through several separate crises during a single shift.
Administrative, Training, and Documentation Responsibilities:
Maintain timely and thorough administrative and service documentation and records related to client care and program-related monitoring, in accordance to standards specified by HR360 policies and oversight agencies (e.g. DPH, etc.).
Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education and Experience Required:
Licensure (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC) or registration (ASW, AMFT, APCC) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology.
Minimum two years of experience providing behavioral health services in a public health, community mental health, crisis services, or other setting serving people who are unhoused.
First Aid certified within 30 days of employment.
CPR certified within 30 days of employment.
Must be able/willing to work outside during most of shifts, travel in van with others between crises, and physically move frequently during shift.
Must be able to travel to and from worksite and other locations within San Francisco.